Redskins Sign Bartel to Serve As Third QB
The Redskins have signed quarterback Richard Bartel to the 53-man roster, the team announced on Monday, Nov., 23. Bartel was signed off the Jacksonville Jaguars' practice squad. He becomes the Redskins' No. 3 quarterback.
In addition, the Redskins have signed fullback Jonathan Evans to the practice squad and released quarterback Andre Woodson from the practice squad.
The Redskins went the first 10 games this season with two quarterbacks--Jason Campbell and Todd Collins--on the 53-man roster. Wide receiver Antwaan Randle El, a former college quarterback, would have been called into duty had both Campbell and Collins been injured in a game.
Bartel, 6-3 and 230 pounds, was originally signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2007. He spent all of 2007 and part of 2008 on the Cowboys' practice squad.
Bartel joined Cleveland's practice squad on Nov. 26, 2008, and was elevated to the active roster for the season finale, but did not play.
Bartel played in three preseason games for Cleveland this year, completing 15-of-18 passes for 177 yards and compiling a 103.5 passer rating. He was released following the preseason and signed with the Jaguars' practice squad.
A native of Grapevine, Tex., Bartel, 26, played his final two college seasons at Tarleton State (in Texas) after transferring from Southern Methodist.
Evans was on the Redskins' roster during the 2009 offseason but was released on July 27. He has had stints with the Cowboys, San Diego Chargers, Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Bills.
Woodson signed with the Redskins' practice squad on Sept. 6. Even though Woodson was not on the roster, he was the de facto third quarterback and ran the scout team during practices.