A former elite high school recruit was waived by his NFL team on Tuesday afternoon.
The Washington Redskins released former five-star Ohio State recruit Noah Spence. The pass rusher failed to make a legitimate impact on the team after signing with the Redskins before the 2019 season.
Washington promoted fellow defensive end Carroll Phillips from the practice squad to fill the 53-man roster.
Redskins insider Kareem Copeland announced the news.
#Redskins have released Noah Spence and promoted defensive end Carroll Phillips to the 53 from the practice squad.
— Kareem Copeland (@kareemcopeland) November 19, 2019
Spence transferred from Ohio State to Eastern Kentucky, where some though he would become a first-round pick. However, he slipped into the second round, where he was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He recorded 5.5 sacks as a rookie, good enough for a spot on NFL.com’s All-Rookie team.
Spence’s former Buckeye teammates called him the “next Von Miller,” and Urban Meyer was shocked that he didn’t go in the first round. He hasn’t become the next Von Miller and is about to be on his third team in the last year.
It’s a tough fall for one of the nation’s most-talented players coming out of high school. At just 25 years old, there’s still time for Spence to turn things around.
Stay tuned for the latest on Spence and from the NFL.