Christmas was a happy day for two new Redskins, but a not so happy day for a few others.
The Redskins announced today via Matt Terl of the Redskins Blog that newcomers Sha'reff Rashad and Joe Joseph have been signed to the active roster. To counteract those two moves, the team has placed defensive end Kedric Golston on injured reserve, and cut defensive lineman Jeremy Clark.
Sha'reff Rashad is a second year safety out of Central Florida. He spent some time on the New York Giants last season after being picked up as an undrafted free agent, but has not yet seen the field as an NFL player. Rashad may be asked to contribute on special teams as Reed Doughty continues to recover from injury. He has been with the Redskins' practice squad since Nov. 8.
Joe Joseph is a defensive lineman who played all four preseason games with the Tennessee Titans before getting waived prior to the start of the season. He also joined the Giants, but had his contract terminated last week before joining Washington's practice squad. With Golston out, Joseph may get his first chance to contribute in an NFL game on Sunday.
The 27-year old Golston has been with the Redskins his entire career, and will finish the 2010 season with 20 tackles.