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Redskins 2015 roster cuts tracker

Sep 4, 2015, 2:41 PM EDT

Redskins line stretch camp 2015

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.

Hit the comments section for comments and questions. Scroll down the page for analysis of key cuts.

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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.

  1. rtcwon - Sep 4, 2015 at 4:03 PM

    2 RB, 2 DL & 2 OL to go, then things get interesting as they get to the tough choices and guys they want on practice squad.

    • rcjur - Sep 5, 2015 at 5:00 PM

      Team should of kept Williams just lost him. Also Plummer might be gone too and claimed. Teams know football players with upside. Should of kept them and released some wasted vets in DT Golston, S Robinson, Wr Roberts, glad for Ross. Shame this team keeps few vets each year that should be released because we have better young talent. If I were GM Golston would be gone tomorrow because I just signed Dockett for minimum. Better backup option.

      • rtcwon - Sep 5, 2015 at 6:22 PM

        Um, where did Williams sign?

        If you cut Golston and replace with Dockett, who is taking Golston’s blocking jobs on teams? What makes you so sure Dockett will sign for the min? My guess is he gets $2M somewhere else.

        TRob is the third best safety on the team and will beat out Goldson sooner than later.

        Roberts may not be here next year but you can’t cut any FA singing within first two years.

        Shame some fans think they know more than the professionals. Your foolishness made the roster weaker and added $4M to the cap.

  2. mr.moneylover - Sep 4, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    They told reggie bell they want him on they practice squad for a year…I see scot m. Going threw this list slow last year we had a bunch of cuts on day 1…this year seem slow and steady…they gotta get this right…only three tight ends left on the roster I assume hamm made the roster…I feel like we gonna be involved in a trade idk who gonna get traded but I just think we gonna be involved in a trade

    • wncskinsfan - Sep 4, 2015 at 5:53 PM

      agree with you on the trade, I just feel one in the air, so to speak. Maybe a WR? seems to be a lot of need for them.

      • Capital Defense - Sep 4, 2015 at 6:07 PM

        Scott might try to recoup the 5th rounder he gave up a couple of years ago.

        Ross will be on a NFL roster this year, I hope we decided to keep him.

        • Capital Defense - Sep 4, 2015 at 6:13 PM

          Of course I meant a couple of weeks ago :o)

    • rtcwon - Sep 4, 2015 at 6:05 PM

      I would not be surprised with 10 OL & only 2 TE with Hamm to practice squad. Speaking of, if that is true about Bell, I would speculate that’s also good news for Ross.

  3. Capital Defense - Sep 4, 2015 at 6:09 PM

    I like Houston Bates upside, you know he got some run with the 1’s in the 2nd preseason game.

  4. william - Sep 4, 2015 at 6:42 PM

    if we let rg3 go it would be a dumb move it’ll come back and haunt us in the end

    • Leo - Sep 5, 2015 at 1:35 AM

      YES THIS WOULD BE ANOTHER BIG MISTAKE. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE MR. SNYDER KEEP RG3, YOU KNOW DALLAS OR THE EAGLES WILL GET HIM AND HE WILL KILL US EVERY TIME WE PLAY EACH OTHER, I JUST CANNOT FIGURE OUT WHY GRUDEN DON’T PUT IN AN OFFENSIVE SCHEME TO SUIT RG3, IE THE PISTOL LIKE HIS COLLEGE COACH SAID IT TAKES TIME FROM A DIEHARD SKINS FAN HTTR

      • Rich Tandler - Sep 5, 2015 at 5:35 AM

        Hi, thanks for contributing. Please don’t post in ALL CAPS. It hurts the eyes and it is like you are yelling at us. Thanks.

        • troylok - Sep 5, 2015 at 7:21 AM

          You’ll have to forgive him, Rich. The “Crayola” button on his computer was broken.

  5. voice4thefans - Sep 4, 2015 at 7:55 PM

    Please Cut RG Diva time to move on no since in keeping him around to pout like a little girl

    • rtcwon - Sep 4, 2015 at 8:00 PM

      The RGIII topic is so polarizing, lets keep a separate thread for that. There’s a nice discussion about him here – http://www.csnmidatlantic.com/redskinsblog/griffin-see-two-specialists-friday

      • goback2rfk - Sep 4, 2015 at 10:18 PM

        RG3 Ruined Mike Shanahan’s Coaching Career! I hope Kerrigan blind sides RG3 when we play him.

    • tchrist777 - Sep 5, 2015 at 1:09 PM

      No respect but haters get to say what the want when they are hating. Miami has Tannerhill who Rich says numbers are similar to RG3’s and got a big extortion. Goes to show you one mans so call trash is someone else treasure. Don’t worry voice4thefan you will have the same problems this year with no scapegoat…oh yea that will be kirk’s time to fry. Get your pan ready bro, keep it hot

  6. goback2rfk - Sep 4, 2015 at 8:06 PM

    Next 2 to get cut: Andre Roberts and Jeffcoat

    • gasngo14 - Sep 4, 2015 at 9:01 PM

      ????

    • Skulb - Sep 4, 2015 at 9:41 PM

      No they´re both in I´m sure. It depends on what they do with Griffin whether or not Ross stays on or goes on the PS. They might also hold off on fishing up a third TE until after the cut deadline, depending on what might become available then, and Griffin could get released closer to Wednesday to make room for an outsider because of that.

  7. goback2rfk - Sep 4, 2015 at 9:00 PM

    In The Newest News During This Busy Week: The Slimy Cheap Ass Dan Snyder and the Front Office of the Washington Redskins are charging $50 to non season ticket holders to leave tickets at will call.. That is utterly crazy. This is coming from the Dan Snyder that serves expired beer and charges $20 for parking to a free fan day event. When will these jokers ever learn?
    Im going with Brian Mitchell’s advice. I am not spending another dime on these idiots till they get this shit turned around.

    • gasngo14 - Sep 4, 2015 at 9:03 PM

      figuring it out finally?

    • rtcwon - Sep 4, 2015 at 10:28 PM

      Who cares? It is 2015, why does will call even still exist?

      Besides, I more upset at the fans who leave FedEx empty or worse allow tickets to go to opponents.

      • goback2rfk - Sep 4, 2015 at 10:38 PM

        Serve me a rotten beer and make me pay for something that is traditionally free and I care useless will call or not. Maybe Jerry Jones can buy us out.

      • skinsgame - Sep 4, 2015 at 11:33 PM

        Exactly. They have to staff an office so the 4 people who still use will-call can go grab their tickets? Come on.

        • timwillhidetimwillhide - Sep 5, 2015 at 11:39 AM

          That’s also where you pic up your tickets if you forgot them

        • rtcwon - Sep 5, 2015 at 12:35 PM

          @timmy – If you don’t keep your tickets on your phone or lost your phone, you have bigger problems.

    • sidepull - Sep 5, 2015 at 1:30 PM

      And he’s all ours. Lucky us.

  8. voice4thefans - Sep 4, 2015 at 9:05 PM

    On August 30, Jessica McCullough directed this message to Russini, via BlackSportsOnline.com: “Please tell us how many BJ’S you had to give to get this story. And did they laugh at you before or after?” OK so now Scott McCullough is leaking stories and information to Russini for blow jobs , He should be fired now

    • Skulb - Sep 4, 2015 at 9:42 PM

      One sane guy in the entire upper management and you want him fired over somebody else´s joke. Makes sense to me!

    • rtcwon - Sep 4, 2015 at 10:53 PM

      I did not see her actual remarks but the quote above does not specify the recipient nor imply it was her husband. Until that changes, I will continue to be more upset with the “team” source or sources that have been giving her info prior to this GM being here.

  9. goback2rfk - Sep 4, 2015 at 9:23 PM

    http://www.sbnation.com/2015/9/1/9232961/robert-griffin-iii-washington-jay-gruden-dan-snyder-mike-shanahan-injury-concussion

    The link above is the the complete timeline of what exactly happened with RG3 and how RG3 ruined Shanahan’s coaching job. I never knew RG3 went into Shanahans office demanding only certain plays be run. WOW. Shanny got screwed! Great piece.

    • Skulb - Sep 4, 2015 at 9:44 PM

      I remember all of this. Apparently something about Tandler´s graphics seems to cause selective amnesia among certain other posters though.

      • goback2rfk - Sep 4, 2015 at 9:49 PM

        I do remember the talks about RG3 and Snyders relationship. However, I must of missed the one about RG3 telling Shanny what plays are “acceptable” and “unacceptable.” That shit is crazy, Shanny got screwed. He was not half as bad of coach as people made him out to be. I would not mind seeing old lobster face back in a Skins shirt once Gruden gets fired after this year.

        • bangkokben - Sep 4, 2015 at 10:00 PM

          Before you think this is vindication for lobster face, let’s not forget his record pre-Griffin, nor his stellar defense, or special teams. Oh yeah, that manure. Just look up his record in B&G. Lastly, we dismantled that o-line so rebuilding what he put together will take time again. Not to mention, his picking of Griffin and him allowing Robert to run around like a typical Ashburn kindergartner. Sure Snyder played his part but c’mon. If Dad wants to spoil Johnny, mommy doesn’t have to sit by idly.

        • Skulb - Sep 4, 2015 at 10:07 PM

          No more changing coaches all the time please. Shanahan got a raw deal and too much blame for Griffin´s troubles. But he´s gone now and Gruden should at least see out his contract before any more coach evaluations get made here. You have to remember that Gruden inherited things Shanahan had said just weeks earlier were not going to work.He got fired for saying that but he was right apparently. So what is Gruden supposed to do about this situation other than what he´s done? At least he imposes himself when he thinks he has to. I´m not sure how much support he actually had for benching RGIII last season, if any. Agree or disagree it took some courage.

          To quote ´ol Red-Face himself: “If the management, the coach and the QB on a team aren´t pulling in the same direction, it´s impossible to win games in the NFL.”

        • goback2rfk - Sep 4, 2015 at 10:07 PM

          Shanny has won 2 superbowls. He must know how to do some things right. Plenty of coaches out there have never even made it to the big dance.
          If Snyder and RG3 are scheming on what plays to run it completely undermines Shanny and the team.
          Shanny did not ruin Rob. He does what every coach did and says, “Hey Rob can you get back in there?”
          And Rob goes back because he wants to be a star and be on all the Subway commercials. RG3 knew he was pushing it with his knee.. Its RG3’s fault. I want Shanny back! Well wait.. Er…..

        • TheHogs - Sep 4, 2015 at 10:45 PM

          Not only is this story old, “Shanny got screwed”? Do you remember that the Redskins with Shanny as coach won *less* games than they did with Jim Zorn as coach before Griffin was drafted? Or that the Redskins still started 3-6 with Shanny as coach in 2012 before they went on their win streak?

          Do we even have to talk about the context in which Griffin asked Shanahan about the play book; you know, fresh off of suffering a major knee injury in a playoff game?

        • Skulb - Sep 4, 2015 at 11:04 PM

          Sure. i just think there´s more to be gained by getting behind Gruden than by posthumously (I know it´s the wrong word. Couldn´t think of anything better.) supporting Shanahan. Even if he does return it will mean another transition. And transitions suck.

        • TheHogs - Sep 4, 2015 at 11:19 PM

          Shanny got a “raw deal”? Morons wanted the Redskins to trade Griffin in his 2nd season with the Redskins; Shanny had *two straight crappy sub-.500 seasons (and still started his 3rd season with Redskins 3-6)*. This is also the same guy who once said this:

          “You talk about a guy not being experienced — I believe in the guys. I believe in ’em. And I’ve been doing this for a long time. And I put my reputation on [John Beck and Rex Grossman] that they can play.”

          Forget about Griffin here. Are you actually claiming that Shanahan got a “raw deal” when he still didn’t do a damn thing without Griffin on the roster?

        • Skulb - Sep 5, 2015 at 1:06 AM

          Of course. The owner teamed up with griffin against him. This whole pocket passer thing was what Camp Griffin, and Dan Snyder, insisted on against Shanahan´s wishes. Yes here you are complaining about the new puppet coach who runs a pass heavy offense, when he is here because the last coach was fired, basically by Griffin, so he wouldn´t have to run, which was the only thing he was any good at to begin with.
          As usual you haven´t thought any of this through at all. Referencing Shanahan´s record here just hammers that home. What on earth does that have to do with what happened in 2013?

        • TheHogs - Sep 5, 2015 at 2:38 AM

          What the heck are you talking about? You reference Gruden and you keep talking about what Griffin supposedly did when those things are absolutely irrelevant to the point that was made.

          Which is, once again, that Shanahan’s seasons’ worth of incompetence *without Griffin on the roster* was a major, glaring knock against his coaching candidacy. This wasn’t “poor Shanahan who was a solid head coach but got fired because of Griffin”; this was a head coach *who was incredibly unsuccessful anyway, Griffin or no Griffin*. When you also take Dan Snyder’s prospensity to change head coaches into account, it’s laughable to claim that Shanahan was fired unfairly.

          In your stupid quest to attack Griffin, you will even defend Shanahan’s overall failure in turning around the franchise during his tenure. Pathetic.Talk about selective amnesia; even most Redskins’ fans who aren’t fond of Griffin go to those measures.

        • redskinsnameisheretostay - Sep 5, 2015 at 10:53 AM

          Yes more “Sultry Latin Soap Opera” narratives about RG3 and the front office. These nonfactual stories just don’t end with some fans who never seem to put out any facts. How could Shanahan get a “raw deal” or “screwed” by a quarterback that was the only one in his position who managed to get Shanahan a winning season here? I don’t want to steal from what Hogs tried to instill to the distorted minds of these drama queens. I just figured some reinforcement my help.

    • gasngo14 - Sep 4, 2015 at 9:54 PM

      mike got screwed or rob got screwed or both got it from the owner and each other ……??? They all (3) have some faults in this circus but the bottom line is mike allowed rob to play hurt and as the VP of football and head coach he was in charge at that given moment so he was at fault the most!!!!! MIKE RUINED ROB!!!!!!!!

      • goback2rfk - Sep 4, 2015 at 10:01 PM

        Mike may have contributed to ruining Rob. However, how do you explain the loss of fundamentals with Robs game? Rob was regressing with his normal fundamentals which is shocking as a 3rd and 4th year player.
        I think RG3 was not spending enough time working on his mechanics as a passer and for that the “gun slinger” Kirk Cousins has to come in and show him how to drop back.

        Can not wait to see where Rob ends up. And I hope Keenan Robinson gets a good shot at Rob straight up the gut. Maybe we will see Rob in Phili next year running the option. lol

        • gasngo14 - Sep 5, 2015 at 8:04 AM

          ” how do you explain the loss of fundamentals with Robs game?”

          when did he have these fundamentals in the first place, tell me on what team and field or under what coach?

      • bangkokben - Sep 4, 2015 at 10:02 PM

        I have NO problem with this opinion.

    • rtcwon - Sep 4, 2015 at 11:46 PM

      SB Nation was long ago been removed from my list of worth while places to surf but I read the entire article anyways. Sure it is Rodger Sherman’s opinion of what “exactly” happened. But I’m not buying any of his opinions. Most of those linked articles were discredited but that is the problem with the Internet. Long after a story is disproved, one can still find it and link to it.

      I watched Shanny the GM pile up horrible draft after horrible draft in Denver once he got personnel control, after his two rings. I will continue to believe Shanny the GM ruined Shanny’s coaching career. But I will also continue to thank Shanny for establishing a proper front office structure here.

  10. goback2rfk - Sep 4, 2015 at 10:23 PM

    How come the Redskins have not talked to Fred Davis? Old Fred Davis is a free agent I believe. Sign Old Freddy!

    • troylok - Sep 5, 2015 at 7:25 AM

      Fred’s one doobie away from a permanent suspension. He spent some time on the Patriots roster and I guess they didn’t like what they saw. I figure he just doesn’t have enough left in the tank to make the risk worthwhile.

      • goback2rfk - Sep 5, 2015 at 10:19 AM

        The Patriots only cut him because they are already very strong at TE and could not find a place for him. Giving Fred Davis a chance is not a bad idea given that the Skins are weak as hell at TE. Who cares if he smokes a doobie. Doobie’s are not a crime.

        • bangkokben - Sep 5, 2015 at 1:21 PM

          That’s not what 48 states think.

  11. troylok - Sep 5, 2015 at 7:48 AM

    What’s the chance of them putting RG3 on IR? They are going to have to eat this year’s salary anyhow. No one will trade for him knowing the Redskins would likely cut him. The team has decided to move on. If he gets hurt they will have to pick up his option. This would be a way of putting him on the shelf while not making him available to other teams.

    • gasngo14 - Sep 5, 2015 at 8:06 AM

      Great point and it very well could happen .

    • rtcwon - Sep 5, 2015 at 8:20 AM

      Slim to none. He would have to agree to that and the players association would still challenge it. The league may as well. All risk, no reward. If you feel he is done, as I do, you don’t mind other teams wasting resources on him. If you don’t think he’s done, you keep him.

      • bangkokben - Sep 5, 2015 at 9:33 AM

        If Griffin still doesn’t pass the concussion protocol, then IR would be a possibility. Griffin could ask to be released “injured” if he still felt like he could play this year which would release the Redskins from next year’s option or wait until he is cleared to play and then be released.

        • rtcwon - Sep 5, 2015 at 9:57 AM

          I guess my point was it would be practically impossible to convince all three stake holders that a concussion suffered two weeks prior to the season could be season ending. And you would also have to get a doctor on board.

    • bangkokben - Sep 5, 2015 at 9:28 AM

      I have thought about this too. It all depends on last night’s neuro visit.

  12. rtcwon - Sep 5, 2015 at 10:02 AM

    Somebody wake up Mike Jones, we need more cuts news! And anybody know why the players chose to tell him first?

  13. goback2rfk - Sep 5, 2015 at 10:23 AM

    This thing could be setup perfect for RG3. Cousins comes in and stinks it up, RG3 gets the start and comes in and saves the Redskins season, and at the end of the year signs that big extension through 2019.
    Can not help but think we will see RG3 start a game at some point in time in the future.

  14. rtcwon - Sep 5, 2015 at 12:32 PM

    I have Campbell, Thomas & Robertson to go with Powe or Kearse possibly making it.

    All the rest on the 53 or to the practice squad.

    DCS & Cofield first to be bounced from squad to get someone from elsewhere. Besides TE. As soon as a blocking (Y) TE is released, Hamm will go to PS. They’re keeping Carrier so won’t sign any of the receiving (H) TEs being cut.

    • rtcwon - Sep 5, 2015 at 12:50 PM

      I posted this before I saw the update with the last five.

      With only 8 LBs looks like 7 DL for sure. Or 7 WRs? Or 6 CBs?

      • bangkokben - Sep 5, 2015 at 1:19 PM

        Maybe the one man gang will be back?

        • sidepull - Sep 5, 2015 at 1:34 PM

          Oh I wish that were true. That would be a welcome sight.

        • bangkokben - Sep 5, 2015 at 1:44 PM

          Yeah. I just don’t know if he has relationship with any of the coaches.

        • rtcwon - Sep 5, 2015 at 2:05 PM

          He already signed with Oakland, Thursday I think.

        • bangkokben - Sep 5, 2015 at 2:06 PM

          Good place for him.

        • sidepull - Sep 5, 2015 at 2:13 PM

          Drat

  15. mr.moneylover - Sep 5, 2015 at 1:16 PM

    Was told rashad ross and Jackson jeffcoat made the team

  16. mr.moneylover - Sep 5, 2015 at 1:20 PM

    Trey Williams and houston bates are practice squad candidates….was told rashad ross and jackson jeffcoat was told they made the 53-man roster

    • rtcwon - Sep 5, 2015 at 2:08 PM

      Duh! Tell me something about the DLine and I might almost be tricked into thinking you know someone in the know.

  17. mr.moneylover - Sep 5, 2015 at 1:25 PM

    Ty nsheke was told he made the 53-man roster the 6’8 328 big fella had a great preseason and can play both sides of the line

  18. kenlinkins - Sep 5, 2015 at 4:43 PM

    Five things I do not like about this roster:
    1. There are 8 rookies with only one UDFA rookie (Everett) and he will be gone in week two when Breeland returns (assumes Hall doesn’t get hurt again).
    2. Keeping LeRibues because the Redskins could not find a back up center after drafting one and signing a young free agent, and trying out Long. ( LeRibues should not sign any long terms leases as he will be gone as soon as the Waiver Wire opens) Plus Nsekhe is a 29 year old 2nd year guy.
    3. No Special Team demons, Maybe Golston, Hacther, Hall and Goldson can help out. ( I would add Kory L but he is the only center). Guys like Jeffcoat and Smith better be in shape. Trying to rush the passer is hard right after covering a Punt or kick off.
    4. The pass rush call today, said they are still trying to find their way to Fed Ex Field. Should show up later this year after a stop at the Geritol store. Very long in the tooth DL very poor results without the young guns stats.
    5. Waiting to hear if Bates, Plummer, Dunbar, T. Williams, Spencer, and Cofield clear waivers and can join the Practice Squad as I am 100% sure they can help this team in the long term. Very short sighted roster, very short on younger talent, building blocks. Maybe the new GM believes the Redskins are ready to win this year? The roster sure looks like he does.

    • kenlinkins - Sep 5, 2015 at 5:04 PM

      What I do like about this roster:
      1. A 32% turn over rate from 2014 (that’s pretty high, the lack of talent was clear and the new GM tried to address it. I am not going to be watching the same bums as last year. If it is any where near that next year with DB, TE, and more pass rushers addressed, I will be happy.
      2. That for now RG3 is still on the roster.
      3. IMO the new GM will have a fast trigger on some of the guys he kept today if they do not show value and results early. The battles in camp showed me he can find talent.
      4. The O-Line has a lot of talent. Eight of the ten guys look to be real NFL players and could gel or become the basis for a very good unit. (fingers crossed)
      5. The WR’s and RB’s look to be special and might be fun to watch once the O-Line gels. Maybe this team can score some points.

      • bangkokben - Sep 5, 2015 at 9:25 PM

        1. Agreed. When you look at this year’s roster, there is likely to be the same amount of turnover next year as well.
        2. Agreed. I hope we have a plan for his future and keep it to ourselves.
        3. Not sure. I think if young, you made the team and will be given time to develop. If your old and aren’t producing, you’ll be replaced next year.
        4. Agreed but I think this a visionary thing. When? This year? Don’t see it. I think they’ll actually be better in pass blocking than run blocking and that will be primarily because of Kirk Cousins. Now, if we see them start to dominate in the run game this year, then I’ll get excited but I suspect this will take ten games at least and perhaps more than a year.
        5. Agreed. Again, I think the running backs may have to wait until the o-line gels. Kirk can get rid of the ball fast and because of that we might some stuff from the wide-outs but I’m not liking that Kirk will find Roberts over Garcon.

    • redskinsnameisheretostay - Sep 5, 2015 at 6:05 PM

      I think the team will be looking hard for a backup center off the waiver wire. There just may not be one they like and if so LeRibues gets another year.

      • redskinsnameisheretostay - Sep 5, 2015 at 6:10 PM

        You have more hope about this squad than I. I don’t have a lot confidence early for this offensive line. I think it’ll take time before the start playing solid as a unit.

        I certainly don’t think the defense will keep the points down as low as they did in preseason. Not getting Galette on the field is going to hurt. We don’t have a true edge rusher and I know the ones screaming Jeffcoat will say otherwise. However Jeffcoat needs to show what he can do against the starting units more before I start crowning him a viable edge rusher.

        The special teams just outright scares me. I don’t see it improving from last season. If anything, it’ll get worst with the lost of Niles Paul and Adam Hayward.

    • bangkokben - Sep 5, 2015 at 9:11 PM

      1. That is about average – even for rebuilding teams.
      2. Last year’s emergency center was Chester. Losing Kory L would be devastating. However, let’s not make this out as some endeavor of failure by the FO. The organization did what you said AND got the hottest o-line coach in the country. When a batter pops out, he usually missed the sweet spot by a centimeter. Can’t bat a thousand and have to keep swinging the bat. Nsekhe? I suspect he’s the last guy on the roster but he must have impressed Callahan.
      3. Compton, Spaight, Jeffcoat, Smith, Everette, Rogers, Johnson, Robinson, and Kyshoen Jarrett. Jarrett was drafted for this purpose so let’s hope he develops here. I’ve heard him compared to Niles Paul as a rookie and let’s hope one of the other guys I mentioned emerges as an ST demon. Again, the effort was there by the FO to address this need but Hayward, Paul, and the rookie Spencer all getting injured wasn’t part of the plan.
      4. Progress has to be made in increments. You complain about age and not necessarily impact. Are not Paea and Knighton younger than Cofield and Bowen?
      5. The practice squad isn’t set yet, so let’s temper the short-sighted judgments on the roster. You continue to have this misguided notion that all young talent needs to be stored on the back of the roster instead of the practice squad. As you know well, this game is violent and guys get injured. Jeffcoat, Ross, Thompson. That’s three guys off the top of my head that began last year on the practice squad. I’m sure if I did some research, I could find a couple more that made today’s roster. I hope we sign the six guys you mentioned to the practice squad. Then, they can get called up as needed or make the team next year.

  19. rtcwon - Sep 5, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    Refresh my memory, injury settlement means a player is paid a pro-rated amount of their salary based on number of days agreed rehab would take. (You can’t cut an injured player unless you pay him thru the time both sides agree he would be healthy.) This allows the player to sign with anyone.while designated injured means after the player clears waivers, he goes on IR, gets paid for the whole year and they retain his rights, correct?.

    • bangkokben - Sep 5, 2015 at 8:19 PM

      That sounds right to me. The one thing that may be disputed is the amount of salary you receive on IR. The two guys mentioned are likely to have a clause that pays them less on IR in their contracts. I have no idea what % they would actually get paid and what conditions – although I think it’s based on experience – that would trigger less than full contract.

  20. redskinsnameisheretostay - Sep 5, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    Rashad Ross making the team has me wondering about the status for Crowder in week one. Crowder has participated very little in games. Ross looked great in games and I really like the guy. However, 7 WRs is a boatload unless we are going to shock the NFL with a spread offense. When Breeland returns, I think Ross still become expendable. I’d be glad to be wrong but I also don’t see the need for this many WRs on the team.

    I wouldn’t also mind seeing who is going to be covering kicks in the regular season.

    • rtcwon - Sep 5, 2015 at 6:32 PM

      Based on who covered them in pre-season and who made the roster:

      25, 30, 34, 53, 51, 36, 50, 20, 22*, 14

      *Everett likely to be replaced by Breeland

      • redskinsnameisheretostay - Sep 5, 2015 at 7:22 PM

        Good info – I’m hoping Ross can stick around. There is a good story about how he spent overtime working with trainer and Jackson to learn how to better break off his routes. He has the desire, speed, and certainly talent to be an NFLer.

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