The Redskins and Rams made two separate trades Monday, with each team acquiring a rookie player that they believe could make the 53-man roster.
First, Washington traded TE-FB Dennis Morris to St. Louis for an undisclosed conditional draft pick. Morris, a 6-2, 253-pounder from Louisiana Tech, did not impress in the preseason with the Redskins. The Rams liked him coming out of college — he was Washington's sixth-round pick (No. 174 overall) in April's draft — and could use depth behind starting FB Mike Karney.
"He's a guy that we had looked at coming out of the draft, a guy that we had a chance to take a look at now, so we made the move," Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo said. "Worked out pretty good."
Second, the Rams traded OLB Hall Davis to the Redskins for an undisclosed conditional draft pick. Davis, a 6-4, 273-pounder out of Louisiana-Lafayette, had fallen behind fellow rookie DEs Eugene Sims and George Selvie in St. Louis.
In three preseason games with the Rams, Davis registered three tackles and two sacks. He will compete for a backup spot at outside ’backer in the Redskins' 3-4 scheme.
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