Nov 30, 2013; Stanford, CA, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback Tommy Rees (11) throws the ball against the Stanford Cardinal during the second quarter at Stanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Redskins waive former Notre Dame QB Tommy Rees


The Washington Redskins decided that they saw all they needed to see from former Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees, and not in a good way as they waived the former four-year Irish star.


The Redskins did not draft Rees in the NFL Draft last weekend, rather they signed him to a free-agent deal shortly after the seventh round of the event was over on Saturday, giving the veteran college signal caller his first crack at the NFL.

In regards to the quarterback depth chart in Washington, it was a tough job in front of Rees to begin with to earn a spot on the team. With Robert Griffin III ready to come back healthy this season and the team seemingly having no intentions of trading successful backup Kirk Cousins, Colt McCoy seems likely to fill the third slot on the roster.

But this doesn’t mean it’s the end of the road for Rees. Throwing for over 7,500 yards in his career, while not even a full-time starter, especially in the 2012 campaign where Everett Golson led the team to a BCS National Championship Game appearance, there will be a team out there that runs a pro-style attack that will see Rees as someone that could be molded into something down the road.

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