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Roster Moves 12/07/11

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For Immediate Release
Dec. 7, 2011


REDSKINS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

ASHBURN, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed tight end Dominique Byrd and nose tackle Chris Baker to their active roster. They also signed tackle Cole Pemberton to their practice squad.
Byrd (6-3, 255) signed with the Redskins on Oct. 26, 2011, before being waived on Nov. 8. He was inactive in Week 8 against the Buffalo Bills and did not play in Week 9 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Baker (6-2, 329) signed with the Redskins’ practice squad on Sept. 5, 2011. He originally signed with the Denver Broncos as a college free agent on April 27, 2009. He was waived by the Broncos on Sept. 3, 2010, before being signed to the Miami Dolphins practice squad on Oct. 7. Baker was signed to the Dolphins’ active roster on Nov. 26, where he remained for the rest of the season. He was waived by the Dolphins on July 31, 2011.
In 2010, Baker appeared in one game with the Dolphins against the Oakland Raiders on Nov. 28. He saw action in one game with the Broncos in 2009, making his rookie debut against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Nov. 9.
Baker, 24, played collegiately at Penn State from 2006-07 before transferring to Hampton. He played in 11 games with eight starts in one season at Hampton where he totaled 69 tackles (23 solo), 8.5 sacks and one blocked kick.

In 2007, Baker helped the Nittany Lions rank seventh in the nation against the run (87.9 ypg.) and led the team’s defensive linemen with 37 tackles while adding 4.5 sacks. As a redshirt freshman, Baker appeared in eight games.

Baker was born on Oct. 8, 1987, in Windsor, Conn. He attended Windsor (Conn.) High School.
Pemberton (6-7, 306) originally signed with the Houston Texans as a college free agent on May 18, 2010. He was released on Sept. 4, before being added to the team's practice squad on Sept. 5. He was signed to the team's offseason roster on Jan. 4, 2011, before being released on Sept. 3.
Pemberton, 24, played collegiately at Colorado State from 2005-09. He appeared in 38 games with 33 starts, earning Mountain West Conference Honorable Mention honors in his senior season in 2009.
Pemberton was born in Kansas City, Mo., and attended Mountain Vista High School in Highlands Ranch, Colo., where he was a three-time all-conference honoree.
 

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The team does have to fill 53 roster spots and up to 8 practice squad positions..........

Chances are these guys will be here and gone before their bios get updated.
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I wonder if Baker was injured before he was promoted, or after. Whatever, but he has already been ruled out this week.
 

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