2014 Redskins 53 man roster 2.0
The Redskins have completed one preseason game thus far and many more questions have come about in the roster department. The first string, as is always the case in the first preseason game, only played one series and looked relatively sharp. There aren’t a whole ton of starting positions up for grab (mostly only the MLB spot next to Perry Riley Jr.).
There are a ton of different positions available on the second and third units of the squad. The Redskins are in a position to where they are going to have to cut players that are going to make another team’s roster. I did a 53 man roster before the beginning of camp, so here is version number two, after the first preseason game. In bold/italics is a player who changed from the last version.
QB: Robert Griffin III, Kirk Cousins
RB: Alfred Morris, Roy Helu Jr., Lache Seastrunk, Silas Redd
FB: Darrell Young
WR: Pierre Garcon, DeSean Jackson, Andre Roberts, Santana Moss, Ryan Grant, Aldrick Robinson
TE: Jordan Reed, Logan Paulsen, Niles Paul
OT: Trent Williams, Tyler Polumbus, Morgan Moses
OG: Shawn Lauvao, Spencer Long, Chris Chester
C: Kory Lichtensteiger, Matt McGlynn
DE: Jason Hatcher, Jarvis Jenkins, Chris Baker, Kedric Golston, Stephen Bowen
DT: Barry Cofield, Chris Neild
OLB: Ryan Kerrigan, Brian Orakpo, Trent Murphy, Rob Jackson
MLB: Perry Riley Jr., Keenan Robinson, Adam Hayward, Daryl Sharpton, Akeem Jordan
CB: DeAngelo Hall, David Amerson, Tracy Porter, E.J. Biggers, Bashaud Breeland
S: Ryan Clark, Brandon Meriweather, Phillip Thomas, Bacarri Rambo, Trent Robinson
K: Zach Hocker
P: Robert Malone
LS: Nick Sundberg
KR: Andre Roberts (already on roster)
PR: Andre Roberts (already on roster)
Left off: Richard Crawford, Colt McCoy, Brandon Jenkins, Josh LeRibeus, Clifton Geathers, Kai Forbath
The offense has very few question marks. Most of these lie within the offensive line and the running back spot(s) behind Helu. I originally left Chris Chester off, however he looked decent and I didn’t hear anything otherwise from anyone else. The team will keep 6 wide receivers, especially with Aldrick Robinson playing so well. I believe the team will keep a 5th running back instead of a 3rd quarterback. McCoy will likely be traded for a late round pick in next years draft instead of risking the likes of a Lache Seastrunk or Silas Redd to free agency.
On defense, there are a lot of new faces but not too many question marks. I originally had Clifton Geathers over Kedric Golston simply because Geathers was brought in this year and Golston has been here a while without any major contribution. I went with 10 defensive backs for a similar reason I went with 5 running backs. Do you risk letting Bacarri Rambo go to free agency? He’s young and although it was through one game, he did look a bit more improved. Regardless Trent Robinson has definitely etched himself onto the opening day roster.
Kai Forbath missed one field goal and had another miss called back due to a delay of game. He definitely didn’t look good out there Thursday night. Zach Hocker, however, looked much better and his kickoffs were much deeper than Forbath’s. I was hoping Richard Crawford would make the squad as the punt returner, but after seeing Roberts taking the duties, I can’t imagine Roberts not being the man there.
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