RICHMOND, Va. -- The Washington Redskins signed two tight ends, one with NFL experience and one without -- but neither played anywhere in 2014. Washington signed tight ends Ernst Brun and D.J. Williams, filling roster spots vacated when the team put Niles Paul and Logan Paulsen on injured reserve.
Williams was a fifth-round pick by the Green Bay Packers in 2011 after winning the Mackey Award as the nation's top tight end the previous season at Arkansas. He caught nine passes in 26 games over two years with the Packers before being released in August of 2013. He spent time with the Jacksonville Jaguars and New England Patriots later that year but was out of football this past season. Since February, he has been working on KARK-TV's morning show in Arkansas.
Brun has not played since his days at Iowa State in 2013. That season, he was slowed by injuries and caught six passes in eight games. The previous season, Brun caught 32 passes for 377 yards and six touchdowns.