The Redskins waived former Virginia cornerback Chase Minnifield on Tuesday. But Minnifield's agent doesn't think the move will mean the end of Minnifield's career in DC.
On Tuesday night, Brad Blank called the Redskins' decision a "procedural move." He said the team hopes to put Minnifield on season-ending Injured Reserve. But before returning to the Redskins, Minnifield must first pass through waivers, where the NFL's other 31 teams can put in a claim for him.
"We just have to let the process play out," Blank said. "I'd be surprised if he got claimed. He's not an established player."
"The only problem is he did so well (at off-season workouts)," Blank added.
Minnifield signed with Washington as a rookie free agent after going unselected in April's NFL Draft. Minnifield's stock fell after a knee injury that caused him to miss December's Chick-fil-A Bowl, and eventually required microfracture surgery.
Minnifield drew the attention of Redskins coaches after some strong performances at the team's off-season workouts. But Blank said Minnifield underwent another procedure on his knee about three weeks ago after re-injuring it at some point this off-season.
Blank said if no one claims Minnifield, he'd spend the season rehabbing the knee in Ashburn while on the Redskins' Injured Reserve list.