The Redskins are making different moves this year when it comes to their roster. Early September, free agent, Anthony Lanier II was waived because of an injury, meaning that he will be released by the team without any trade.
Lanier, a Savannah native who attended Jenkins High School, started his career with the Redskins in May of 2016 as a defensive end. After playing collegiate football at Alabama A&M, he was signed to the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent. Lanier started with an impressive season, but in December 2016 he was placed on injured reserve.
When 2017 began, he was inactive for the first 6 games, but he recovered to play for the rest of the season. Lanier finished with 14 tackles, 5 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries, and 1 forced fumble.
After a strong finish in 2017, Lanier was entering a 3rd season with the Redskins but unfortunately after being waived he was placed on the team’s injury reserve list but he was then waived with an injury settlement shortly after.
The Washington Redskin’s has now signed free agent, Caleb Brantley, to play as a defensive lineman.