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.