The Washington Redskins, and all other NFL teams, had until 9 pm last night to name their 53-man roster. As of 11pm, the Redskins had still only named 52 players. Obviously they have a certain player or position in mind, so they left a spot open, rather than have to juggle again later when that aforementioned player is acquired.
So I guess it isn’t a ‘final’ roster, but here’s who made it:
QB (3): Robert Griffin III*, Rex Grossman, Kirk Cousins
RB (4): Roy Helu Jr., Evan Royster, Alfred Morris, Darrel Young
WR (7): Pierre Garcon, Santana Moss, Josh Morgan, Leonard Hankerson, Aldrick Robinson, Dezmon Briscoe, Brandon Banks
TE (3): Fred Davis, Niles Paul, Logan Paulsen
OL (9): Trent Williams, Kory Lichtensteiger, Will Montgomery, Chris Chester, Tyler Polumbus, Maurice Hurt, Jordan Black, Josh LeRibeus*, Adam Gettis*
DL (6): Adam Carriker, Barry Cofield, Stephen Bowen, Jarvis Jenkins, Chris Baker, Kedric Golston
ILB (4): London Fletcher, Perry Riley, Lorenzo Alexander, Keenan Robinson*
OLB (4): Brian Orakpo, Ryan Kerrigan, Rob Jackson, Chris Wilson
CB (4): DeAngelo Hall, Josh Wilson, Cedric Griffin, Richard Crawford*
S (5): Brandon Meriweather, Madieu Williams, Reed Doughty, DeJon Gomes, Jordan Bernstine*
SPECIAL TEAMS (3): Billy Cundiff, Sav Rocca, Nick Sundberg
Here’s who didn’t make it:
QB: Jonathan Crompton
RB: Tim Hightower, Tristan Davis, Dorson Boyce
WR: Anthony Armstrong, Terrence Austin
TE: Richard Quinn
OL: Erik Cook, Willie Smith, Tom Compton*, Grant Garner
DL: Darrion Scott, Doug Worthington, Delvin Johnson, Marlon Favorite
LB: Bryan Kehl, Markus White, D.J. Holt, Brian McNally
CB: David Jones, Brandyn Thompson, Travon Bellamy
* 2012 draft pick
It was also announced yesterday that S Tanard Jackson had been suspended for substance abuse.
Some moderate surprises like Tim Hightower, Bryan Kehl, and Anthony Armstrong, given that there were some rumors swirling yesterday that he might get dealt to the Dolphins for RN Steve Slaton. Brandon Banks making the list is a surprise to some, only in that he never did establish himself as a receiver as Mike Shanahan indicated that he would have to.
Also some tough luck breaks for some youngsters like Markus White, Brandyn Thompson and Willie Smith – all 3 who are eligible, and will likely end up on the practice squad if they clear waivers.
OL Tom Compton was the only 2012 draft pick to not make the roster, but he will also likely be named to the practice squad if he clears.
So what do you think of the roster? Who would you have kept? Who would you have left off?
Who do you think will be on the practice squad?
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