May 8, 2016, 9:12 AM EDT
The Redskins currently have 88 players on their roster. Between now and September 3 they will cut that down to 53 players.
Here are my projections of who will end up on the roster on offense when the dust settles and that roster is turned in. Look for the defensive projections here later in the week.
Starters in bold.
Quarterback (3): Kirk Cousins, Colt McCoy, Nate Sudfeld
Sudfeld could end up on the practice squad but my guess right now is that he will show enough potential to keep the Redskins from wanting to risk putting him through waivers.
Offensive line (9): Trent Williams, Spencer Long, Kory Lichtensteiger, Brandon Scherff, Morgan Moses, Ty Nsekhe, Shawn Lauvao, Arie Kouandjio, Takoby Cofield
A year ago Nsekhe wasn’t on anyone’s radar but he was a solid backup tackle. I wouldn’t rule out either Josh LeRibeus or Austin Reiter making the team as a reserve.
Wide receiver (6): Pierre Garçon, DeSean Jackson, Jamison Crowder (slot), Josh Doctson, Ryan Grant, Rashad Ross
Tight end (3): Jordan Reed, Niles Paul, Vernon Davis
Logan Paulsen is on the bubble. They’d like to keep him for blocking and special teams but they may not have a spot for him. I think that Derek Carrier starts the season on the PUP list.
Running back (4): Matt Jones, Chris Thompson, Keith Marshall, Pierre Thomas
While I generally stick to the rule that only players who currently are on the roster get included here, there is a hole in the RB depth chart that needs to be filled. It may be by Thomas, it may be someone else. Look for a signing before OTAs get started.
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