After being cut by the Buffalo Bills, the team that initially signed him as an undrafted free agent, Blake Hance has caught on with a different team.
The four-year starter with Northwestern has found a home with Washington, a team that is still looking for depth at tackle. After Ty Nsekhe’s departure last season to the Bills, who dropped Hance on May 22, Washington is currently without a distinct backup tackle behind presumptive starters Trent Williams and Morgan Moses. Hance will attempt to help fill that role.
Currently joining Hance on the Washington roster at offensive tackle are Geron Christian Sr, Timon Parris, and former New York Giant Ereck Flowers, who have combined to appear in three games in the burgundy and gold.
Despite being initially recruited as a tight end, the Jacksonville, Illinois native earned plenty of college experience on the line. Hance, who played in 46 games during his time at Northwestern, spent 42 of them at tackle, mostly next to guard Tommy Doles, who was signed by the Chicago Bears multiple times earlier this offseason. Unfortunately, Doles was cut by the Bears for the second time just three days ago.
Hance, Dallas Cowboy Nate Hall, and Miami Dolphin Montre Hartage (both of whom have been praised by outside sources thus far) each remain with NFL teams after being picked up as UDFAs. Jordan Thompson, though, has been cut by the Indianapolis Colts after spending a few weeks in their training camp.
Keep up-to-date here as NFL rosters continue to develop over the upcoming weeks and months.