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Minnifield Back with Redskins, Placed on IR

After a day in NFL limbo, former Virginia cornerback Chase Minnifield has rejoined the Washington Redskins.

The Redskins confirmed on Thursday that Minnifield had cleared waivers, and had been placed on the team's Injured Reserve list. The Redskins waived Minnifield on Tuesday, giving the NFL's other 31 teams the opportunity to claim him.

Minnifield signed with the Redskins as a rookie free agent in April after going unselected in the NFL Draft because of a knee injury. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Thursday that Minnifield tore his ACL on the last day of Redskins mini-camp. Minnifield had drawn praise from Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett and defensive backs coach Raheem Morris for his performance at team workouts prior to re-injuring his knee.

Being placed on Injured Reserve means Minnifield will remain a member of the Redskins for the 2012 season, but won't be able to appear in any games.


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