Redskins add former Bengal Buck to defense

October 09, 1991|By Vito Stellino

In their second roster move in as many weeks, the Washington Redskins yesterday added defensive end Jason Buck.

Buck, a first-round draft choice of the Cincinnati Bengals in 1987 who never lived up to his potential and was waived in preseason this year, will sign today after coming to terms on a contract yesterday.

Buck will replace Markus Koch, who'll go on injured reserve after suffering a partial ligament tear in his knee in Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears.

Although Koch is supposed to be ready to play again in about six weeks, it's uncertain if he'll be brought back this season because the Redskins have eight players on IR and are allowed only five moves.

They used one of them last Saturday when they activated cornerback Anthony (he used to be known as A.J. but has asked to be called Anthony) Johnson.

They're expected to use another to bring back tight end Don Warren and have to save a move in case they need to bring back quarterback Cary Conklin. That leaves only two moves for six players, including three ailing starters -- tackle Ed Simmons, safety Alvin Walton and Koch.

Although Buck will be available in case of an emergency, he is not expected to see much action immediately. The Redskins will play Fred Stokes at end and also use a 3-4 alignment in which Ravin Caldwell is the fourth linebacker.

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