The Washington Redskins have promoted tight end Rob Myers and defensive lineman Doug Worthington from the practice squad to the 53-man roster, Chuck Carroll of Football News Now reports.
Tight end Dominique Byrd was released to make room on the 53-man roster for both Myers and Worthington. The Redskins already had an open spot after placing safety LaRon Landry on the injured reserve list last week. Myers had also been released from the practice squad last week, but re-signed to the eight-man unit on Monday and will join the active roster today.
Originally signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent out of Utah State in 2009, Myers has bounced around the league with stints with the Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills and Indianapolis Colts before joining the Redskins' practice squad last month. Myers has yet to appear in an NFL game.
Worthington was a 2010 seventh-round pick out of Ohio State by the Pittsburgh Steelers who split his rookie season on practice squads in Pittsburgh and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Waived by the Buccaneers in August, Worthington was claimed by the Redskins and has been on their practice squad since the start of the season.