Commanders Sign Channing Stribling
The Washington Commanders made a couple of adjustments to their 90-man roster Thursday afternoon signing two former USFL cornerbacks, and releasing two of their own in a corresponding move.
After signing former New Jersey General cornerback DeJuan Neal earlier in the day, the team then signed former Philadelphia Stars corner Channing Stribling a few hours later. Both played in the USFL this past season and are officially the second and third players from that league that have signed contracts with an NFL team this summer.
The Washington Commanders signed the following free agents: CB DeJuan Neal CB Channing Stribling The Washington Commanders released the following players: CB Nijuel Hill CB Devin Taylor — Washington Commanders PR (@Wash_PR) July 14, 2022
Stribling just put the finishing touches on what was a pretty good year at cornerback for the Stars. In 10 games for Philadelphia this year he logged 16 tackles, one sack, and seven interceptions…which led their league.
After spending four years at Michigan, Stribling went undrafted in 2017 and since then has been with the Browns, Colts, 49ers, and Chargers despite never playing a single down in an NFL game. He’s made his way around the lower professional ranks, with stints in the CFL, AAF, and the XFL.
Commanders Cut Nijuel Hill, And Devin Taylor
In order to make room on the 90-man roster for Neal and Stribling, Washington had to release two UDFAs they picked up back in April. The two players the team released were cornerbacks Nijuel Hill out of Delaware, and Devin Taylor out of Bowling Green.
Both Hill and Taylor were signed after going undrafted in the spring and hoped to push for a spot on the practice squad this fall.