Maurice Harris: Washington Redskins promote WR, DL Brandon Banks

By Alex Butler

Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The Washington Redskins have promoted practice squad defensive lineman Brandon Banks and wide receiver Maurice Harris to the active roster.

Washington announced the moves on Saturday. The Redskins also placed defensive lineman Arthur Jones on the reserve/injured list and waived guard Tyler Catalina.


Harris turned 25-years-old on Saturday. The 6 foot 3, 200 pound pass catcher had eight catches for 66 yards in 10 games last season for the Redskins.

Banks and Harris have been on the practice squad since the beginning of the 2017 season. Jones signed with the Redskins on Nov. 1. He is dealing with a dislocated shoulder, which he suffered in the Redskins' 17-14 victory Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Catalina started in Week 8 at right guard for the Redskins.

Washington previously placed 2017 first-round draft pick Jonathan Allen and Phil Taylor on injured reserve.

Banks, 23, joined the Redskins in May as an undrafted college free agent out of UNC Charlotte. The 6 foot 3, 267 pound defender had six tackles during the preseason. He joins Matt Ioannidis, Terrell McClain, Stacy McGee, Ziggy Hood and Anthony Lanier II on the Redskins' defensive line.

Ioannidis has already been ruled out of the Redskins' Week 10 clash because of a hand injury. Washington hosts the Minnesota Vikings at 1 p.m. Sunday at FedExField in Landover, Md.

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