Friday, December 23, 2016

Former NSU star Lynden Trail activated by Washington Redskins

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The third time was apparently the charm for former Norfolk State linebacker Lynden Trail.

Friday, a day after he was signed to the Washington Redskins’ practice squad for the third time in two seasons, Trail was activated for today’s game at Chicago.

The move marks the first time the 2014 NSU graduate has appeared on an NFL team’s active roster. An undrafted free agent out of college, he spent part of 2015 on Houston’s practice squad before being twice picked up by Washington.

The 6-foot-7, 270-pounder’s latest return to the Redskins came more than two months after he was waived by the team.He had nine tackles in four preseason games for Washington.

In April, shortly after being signed by the Redskins for the second time, Trail, 25, said he hoped to make his mark on special teams.

“At the end of the day, if you can play special teams, you can pretty much play on the defense as well,” he said. “So that’s going to be kind of my goal.”


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