Sep 3, 2016, 6:58 AM EDT
The Redskins did not cut any players on Friday so they have a lot of work to do by 4 p.m. today. They have to trim 22 players off of their 75-man roster to get the roster down the limit of 53. In many cases we don’t know who they will keep but based on history we know about how many they will keep at each position. Let this be your guide to what the expect as you follow the news today.
The Redskins have carried three QBs every year since 2012. That includes the two seasons that Jay Gruden has been the head coach here. But when Gruden was the Bengals’ offensive coordinator from 2011-2013 they carried two.
Last year they carried 10 on the O-line but that seems unlikely this season. They will have the five starters plus whoever loses the left guard competition. Ty Neskhe is the backup tackle. So they will keep at least one, maybe two more reserves.
This seems to be pretty well set in stone.
The standard around the league is three at this position although it’s not unusual to carry four. The Redskins did in 2013 when they had Jordan Reed, Niles Paul, Logan Paulsen, and Fred Davis.
The Redskins carried four running backs last year but one of them was fullback Darrel Young. Maybe Matt Jones’ injury prone nature will prompt them to keep four tailbacks.
The ax will fall hard here. They carried seven last year but the fact that their outside linebackers can line up with a hand in the dirt may give them the flexibility to go with six.
It’s pretty simple here, with two players going for that last spot.
This is counting Su’a Cravens as an ILB despite the fact that the Redskins have him listed as a safety and Joe Barry wants him listed as an “H” for hybrid.
Five is the normal number but the Redskins have six that they might not want to let go of. Still, theya could avoid a squeeze elsewhere and keep five.
If they keep six corners that usually means four safeties. But they might want to keep Deshazor Everett for special teams so they might push it to five.
No competition here, no drama.
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