Redskins claim ex-RG III teammate

ASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Redskins claimed a former college teammate of Robert Griffin III off waivers -- but they likely won't work together until next season.

The Redskins claimed center J.D. Walton off waivers Wednesday, according to the NFL transactions wire. They released receiver Lance Lewis to make room for Walton.

Walton was released Tuesday by Denver. A third-round pick out of Baylor in 2010, Walton started 36 regular-season games for the Broncos. He dislocated his ankle on Sept. 30, 2012, and was placed on injured reserve. He was on the physically unable to perform list for the first eight games before being activated.

Lewis was signed to the active roster Nov. 21, but made no impact.