Sep 4, 2015, 2:41 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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Starting out the Redskins needed to make 22 moves to reduce the roster from 75 to 53.
Players released: 21
Players to IR:
Players to suspended list: 1
Transactions left to go: 0
All moves have been announced by the Redskins.
(Players were released/waived unless otherwise noted)
Updated: 9/5/15 4:00 p.m.
- CB Bashaud Breeland (will be moved to suspended list)
- LB Sage Harold
- WR Reggie Bell
- WR Colin Lockett
- RB Mack Brown
- TE D.J. Williams–Injury settlement
- C Austin Reiter
- S Akeem Davis–Injury settlement
- OL Tyler Larsen
- OT Takoby Cofield
- TE Je’Ron Hamm
- RB Trey Williams
- ILB Terrance Plummer
- OLB Houston Bates
- CB Quinton Dunbar
- FB Jordan Campbell (designated as injured)
- DE Corey Crawford
- DB DaMon Cromartie-Smith (injury settlement)
- DL Travian Robinson
- WR Evan Spencer (designated as injured)
- DL Robert Thomas
- TE D.J. Williams (with injury settlement)
2:30 p.m.–According to some reports and a few tweets, Rashad Ross has made the Redskins. He just played too well in the preseason for the team to let him go even though he will be inactive most game days, at least for now. With the Redskins keeping just two tight ends, the door could be open for them to keep seven receivers. That would leave room for Evan Spencer, who is good on special teams.
2:20 p.m.–CB Deshazor Everett has been told he will make the team. The undrafted rookie played well on special teams and in coverage. He could be a temporary hire, however, When Breeland returns from his one-week suspension after the Miami game someone will have to go and it could be Everett.
12:45 p.m.–Bates and Plummer were both popular dark horse picks due to strong performances during the preseason. Bates’ departure is good news for Jackson Jeffcoat, who like has made the team as the fourth outside linebacker. The Redskins are now down to eight linebackers on the roster; that’s one short of where they probably want to be. They have special teams needs and linebackers have the right combination of size and speed to fill those spots. The Redskins could look at the waiver wire to add an experienced player.
12:40 p.m.–Trey Williams is an interesting running back with big-play ability. Many are concerned that he will be claimed by another team after being cut because that home-run ability. But he is undersized (5-7), went undrafted, averaged a pedestrian 4.1 yards per carry in the preseason and didn’t break any long runs. He could get claimed but it’s not a bad gamble if they do want him on the practice squad for more development.
12:20 p.m.–The offensive line is beginning to take shape. As of right now there are 10 linemen on the roster. Tom Compton and Ty Nsekhe are the backup tackles. Compton has been lining up as a blocking tight end so it appears that his roster spot is safe. Will he be the swing tackle or will the journeyman Nsekhe grab a spot?
6:10 a.m.–Reiter is the first draft pick to to go. The center never got much traction and at times he seemed to be the fourth-string center. Josh LeRibeus, a 2012 third-round pick at guard, worked to learn center well enough to be trusted as Kory Lichtensteiger’s backup. Reiter could be a practice squad candidate although according to reports that has not been discussed with him.
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