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Commanders Sign Two Tackles; Kerrigan Officially Retires

Commanders Sign Tackles

The Washington Commanders have been dealing with a depleted offensive line room with Cornelius Lucas on the non-football illness list, which led them to sign two linemen Saturday morning.

The two tackles the team signed were Alex Akingbulu and Rashod Hill. In the corresponding move to keep the roster under 90 players, Washington released center/guard Beau Benzschawl.

We have made multiple roster moves: Placed DE Ryan Kerrigan on the Reserve/Retired List Signed the following free agents: –T Alex Akingbulu –T Rashod Hill Released C/G Beau Benzschawl pic.twitter.com/tZWzXDtbeL — Washington Commanders (@Commanders) July 30, 2022

Hill (6-6, 310 lbs) played in Minnesota since 2016, starting 22 games over that timeframe. At 30, he still has plenty in the tank and could still be a decent NFL backup.

Akingbulu (6-6, 300 lbs) is an undrafted prospect out of Fresno State who didn’t get much playing time until 2021. Once he was given the chance, he showed he’s plenty capable of getting the job done.



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Kerrigan Officially Retires

The team held a press conference for all-time sacks leader Ryan Kerrigan Saturday morning to announce his official retirement from pro football. They signed him to a one-day contract so he could retire in the burgundy and gold, as it should be. It was a great showing of class by the organization.

Kerrigan spent 10 seasons with Washington starting 141 games and registering 454 tackles (119 for loss), with 95.5 sacks (all-time team record), four fumble recoveries, three interceptions, and three touchdowns.

Kerrigan is also among the 15 players up for voting onto the 90 Greatest Team on the team’s website. Currently, the All-Time Greatest team has 80 players on it, Washington is looking for fans to vote 10 players in this year, commemorating their 90th year in existence.


LIVE: Ryan Kerrigan's retirement press conference https://t.co/j773YGgU3U — Washington Commanders (@Commanders) July 30, 2022
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