Woodson was a star at the University of Kentucky who was spoken of as a possible first round pick during his senior year, but concerns about his decision-making skills and mechanics caused him to drop all the way to the sixth round in 2008. He is a big guy - 6'4", 227 lbs - and is your classic strong-armed quarterback with very raw skills but just maybe significant upside.
There is already speculation that Woodson was brought in primarily as a spy - he is probably already being quizzed by the coaching staff on the offensive game plan of our week 1 opponent and his former employer, the New York Giants. Sneaky folks, these NFL guys. Was Chase let go ONLY for Woodson's intel value? Or is Woodson really considered a better long-term development project? Are we just reading way, way too much into bottom-of-the-roster moves? Probably the last one. But I still hope Woodson gives up the goods.
Any way, here is the practice squad:
Guys who were in camp with the Redskins:
LB Darrell Young
S Lendy Holmes
DE J.D. Skolnitsky
WR Trent Shelton
DE Rob Jackson (who was on the active roster all last year)
FB/TE/H-back type guy Eddie Williams
Guys signed from other teams:
WR Onrea Jones (Cardinals)
QB Andre Woodson (Giants)
Also, a couple of guys the Redskins may (or may not) have wanted to sign to the practice squad were claimed off waivers: DT Anthony Dixon was picked up by the Eagles and LB Cody Glenn was claimed by the Colts.