Aug 9, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Washington Redskins defensive back Kevin Barnes (22) on the sideline in the game against the Buffalo Bills during the second quarter at the Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE
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That doesn't seem like a very forthcoming confirmation, but there's a very specific reason for that, as ESPN980's Chris Russell reports.
The Redskins had until 4 p.m. Monday to get their active roster down to 75 players. In his three seasons in Washington, Barnes a former Maryland Terrapin, played in 28 games, making just three starts. He was credited with three interceptions and nine passes defended, as well as 39 tackles and 5 assists.
The Redskins must trim the active roster to 53 players by 9 p.m. on Saturday, September 1.