Redskins sign Kendall Pace and Ron Thompson Jr

RICHMOND, VA - AUGUST 06: Washington Redskins' helmet resting on the field during Redskins training camp practice on August 6, 2017 at Bon Secours Training Center in Richmond, VA (Photo by Lee Coleman/Icon Sportswire)
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The Washington Redskins announced on Sunday that they have signed offensive lineman Kendall Pace and linebacker Ron Thompson Jr., while waiving safety Tim Scott and injured wide receiver Kendal Thompson.

Pace is a small-school product of Columbia with a large frame at 6-foot-5, 304 pounds. He started in all but one of his 40 games in college and reeled off 30 straight to finish off his tenure with the Lions. As the team’s left tackle as a senior, he earned second-team All Ivy honors.

Thompson played his college ball at Syracuse and declared for the draft early in 2016. In his final season with the Orange, he totaled 35 stops, 9.5 tackles for loss, seven sacks and four forced fumbles.

Scott signed with the Redskins on Aug. 3. He’s a product of the North Carolina Tar Heels, where he played in 45 games over his career. Originally signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2015, he also made his way around to the Cleveland Browns. The defensive back has not appeared in a regular-season game since entering the league.

Thompson was signed by the Redskins as an undrafted free agent last summer. He played the entire year on the practice squad as a rookie and signed a reserved/futures contract in January. Starting his career as a quarterback at Oklahoma, Thompson transferred to Utah for the 2014 season but had his season cut short due to an ACL injury.

The Redskins will open up the regular season on Sept. 10, when they host the Philadelphia Eagles for a Week 1 NFC East battle.


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