QB Husak among 14 cuts as 'Skins get down to size

Injury, poor exhibitions work against former No. 2

Pro Football

September 03, 2001|By Milton Kent | Milton Kent,SUN STAFF

Quarterback Todd Husak, who opened the preseason as the backup to Jeff George, topped Washington's list of the final 14 cuts as the Redskins trimmed the roster to the league limit of 53 players before Sunday's opener at San Diego.

Husak, Washington's sixth-round pick, started the first two preseason games this summer but played badly, going a combined 7-for-16 for 59 yards and two interceptions.

Husak sprained a muscle in his ribs early in training camp but did not play in the final two exhibitions and was passed on the depth chart by former Raven Tony Banks, who was brought in after he was cut by the Dallas Cowboys, and by rookie Sage Rosenfels.

The Redskins also cut five-year veteran linebacker Eddie Mason, who spent the past two seasons with Washington and led the team in special teams tackles, as well as guards Derrick Fletcher, a three-year veteran, and Mookie Moore, a fourth-round pick last season.

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