Aug 29, 2014, 3:21 PM EDT
The Redskins have started the process of reducing their roster down to 53 players. We are tracking every move right here, keeping you updated on who’s in and who’s out.
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All transactions have been announced by the Redskins.
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Players released: 17
Players to PUP/IR: 4
Transactions left to go: 1
(Players were released/waived unless otherwise noted)
- RB Chris Thompson
- RB Lache Seastrunk
- RB Evan Royster
- ILB Darryl Sharpton (IR)
- S Phillip Thomas
- CB Chase Minnifield
- LB Everette Brown
- K Zach Hocker
- WR Nick Williams
- DE Stephen Bowen (PUP)
- OL Maurice Hurt
- NT Chris Neild (IR)
- Leonard Hankerson (PUP)
The final roster spot will come when Brandon Meriweather is added to the reserve/suspended list.
On Friday the Redskins announced that they had waived the following eight players:
- CB Richard Crawford
- OL Tevita Stevens
- S Da’mon Cromartie-Smith
- TE Ted Bolser
- OL Kevin Kowalski
- P Robert Malone
- NT Robert Thomas
- WR Lee Doss
Analysis of key transactions:
CB Richard Crawford–The 2012 draft pick never regained the form he had before suffering a torn ACL during a preseason game a year ago. The team was unsure of his status to begin with and they drafted Bashaud Breeland and signed Tracy Porter as a free agent. He is eligible for the practice squad and that is where he is likely to land.
TE Ted Bolser–A seventh-round pick this year, he seemed too raw to have a legitimate shot at making the roster. He’s another practice squad candidate and he should be back to give it another go next season.
P Robert Malone–The Redskins signed him early on and he appeared to have the inside track since he punted for special teams coach Ben Kotwica with the Jets. But last night Malone got off a weak 31-yard punt while newcomer Tress Way boomed two for an average of 51 yards with solid hang time. That, plus reports that Way was booming the ball in practice, apparently led to Malone’s release.
RB Chris Thompson--It looked like he may have played his way onto the roster with a good performance on Thursday. But his injury history had to play against him. A likely practice squad candidate.
RB Lache Seastrunk–Let this be a lesson to fans and media types alike–one play does not clinch a roster spot for a player. Many thought his 80-yard run after catching a short Colt McCoy pass was his ticket to the 53. But he still needs to polish up his route running and blocking skills and the Redskins likely hope he clears through to the practice squad.
RB Evan Royster–He was cut as a rookie (later returned from practice squad) and a lot of fans and pundits thought he’d be released last year. He survived but his lack of speed may have doomed him this time around.
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