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Youth Trent Williams Jersey , DB Who is Kenny Ladler?Kenny Ladler spent the last two seasons playing as a strong side linebacker for the Edmunton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League after his first year of professional football as a safety for the Buffalo Bills in 2014 was cut short.It seems like the hometown Edmunton paper, the Sun, is excited for Ladler and his opportunity to return to the NFL.The paper featured him in an article back in January:Ladler’s draft profile and career progressionA free safety coming out of Vanderbilt in 2014, Ladler’s draft profile listed him at 6’0” and 207 pounds ( lists him at 6’1” and 200 pounds).He was projected as a late round draft pick in the ‘14 draft, but ended up as an undrafted free agent with the Buffalo Bills.Getty ImagesIn highlighting his strengths, described him this way:As a rookie in Buffalo, Ladler played in two October games for the Bills 4th ranked defense before breaking his arm and losing the rest of his season. In 2015, he headed north Ryan Kerrigan Jersey , where he signed with the Edmunton Eskimos, and for the past two years has been playing in the CFL. His team finished 12-6 in 2017, following a 10-8 campaign in 2016.The Eskimos were among the CFL’s best, qualifying for the playoffs in both seasons that Ladler played with them. As you can see from the Sun article above, Kenny Ladler was considered to be the top defensive playmaker for his team in 2017.Below, you can see some of his 2016 highlights as a first-year player for Edmunton.Kenny Ladler career highlightsSigned by the RedskinsMany Redskins fans are probably unaware of who Kenny Ladler is, or that he is competing for a spot on the Redskins roster for 2018. The Redskins, who have good competition in camp at defensive back Cheap Trent Williams Jersey , are looking for quality players with positional flexibility and special teams skills to round out the roster. Ian Cummings, of Riggo’s Rag, wrote about Ladler a few months ago when the Redskins signed him:Kenny Ladler, with three seasons of professional football experience — two of them with a CFL playoff team — seems to have exactly the skills needed to break into the roster.He seems to be competing for a spot at free safety, pitting him against Troy Apke for the job of backing up Montae Nicholson, though he has the size and experience to possibly play linebacker in nickel packages.With his proven playmaking abilities, positional flexibility, and special teams experience Youth Chase Roullier Jersey , despite his lack of straight line speed Ladler is likely to take the position battle all the way to the end of training camp.Kenny Ladler is a legitimate contender for one of the safety spots on the Redskins roster.I wouldn’t bet against him. The Redskins rookies from Virginia Tech were thrown into the fire, but they think that will pay off in the long run | Sports | richmond.comDefensive lineman Tim Settle was a major factor in the Washington Redskins’ four preseason games.'We share the same frustration': Here's what Bruce Allen had to say to Redskins fans | NBC Sports WashingtonIn an interview with the Redskins Talk podcast at the Super Bowl, Bruce Allen was given the chance to address the team's fans. Here's what he said.Bruce Allen denies report about Redskins planning as if Alex Smith won't play - Washington TimesRedskins team president Bruce Allen denied a recent report Thursday that Washington was preparing as if quarterback Alex Smith would be unavailable to play in 2019 because of his leg injury.Rewarding Moments In Redskins History: Broncos No Match In Super Bowl XXIIIn today’s Rewarding Moments In Redskins History presented by Maryland Lottery My Lottery Rewards, we look back at the Redskins’ 42-10 domination over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXII.N.F.L. Players Union Says Retiree Benefits Are a Priority Custom Minnesota Vikings Jerseys
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