The grind of the long offseason is finally over, it’s time to remember names & jersey numbers. The Final 53.

Quarterbacks (3)

1. Robert Griffin III

2. Kirk Cousins

3. Rex Grossman

No change here, Pat White made a push to be the 3rd QB but Rex Grossman did nothing to lose his standing, solid veteran #3 QB.

Running Backs (5)

1. Alfred Morris

2. Roy Helu

3. Chris Thompson

4. Darrel Young

5. Evan Royster

Roy Helu looked the best & healthiest he’s ever looked as a Redskin this preseason, solidified his role behind Morris. Chris Thompson had a shaky start his first two games fumbling, but Shanahan shook that off saying it was “correctable”. Proved himself as a valuable returner with the injury to Richard Crawford. Evan Royster’s last preseason game may have been just enough to keep him around.

Wide Receivers (5)

1. Pierre Garcon

2. Josh Morgan

3. Santana Moss

4. Aldrick Robinson

5. Leonard Hankerson

Nick Williams made a strong case for the team to keep 6 WR’s. Just think with the injuries on defense, it was hard to keep 6 wideouts with 3 pass catching TE’s on the roster.

Tight Ends (4)

1. Fred Davis

2. Jordan Reed

3. Logan Paulsen

4. Niles Paul

Probably the only position group that’s been a lock all offseason. Davis & Reed will line up in a lot of two TE sets, Logan is the blocker & Niles valuable on special teams.

Offensive Line (9)

1. Trent Williams

2. Kory Lichtensteiger

3. Will Montgomery

4. Chris Chester

5. Tyler Polumbus

6. Tom Compton

7. Josh LeRibeus

8. Adam Gettis

9. Tony Pashos

Tony Pashos the wildcard here, they could opt to go with 8 OL, & use the roster spot on a position in the defense.

Defensive Line (6)

1. Barry Cofield

2. Stephen Bowen

3. Kedric Golston

4. Chris Baker

5. Phillip Merling

6. Chris Neild

With the suspension of Jarvis Jenkins & the injury to Adam Carriker, this group selection wasn’t very hard. Merling had a very solid preseason.

Linebackers (8)

1. London Fletcher

2. Brian Orakpo

3. Ryan Kerrigan

4. Perry Riley

5. Brandon Jenkins

6. Darryl Tapp

7. Nick Barnett

8. Bryan Kehl

The linebacker depth looked stronger than I thought they would in preseason. 8 guys here until Rob Jackson returns.

Defensive Backs (10)

1. DeAngelo Hall

2. Bacarri Rambo

3. Brandon Meriweather

4. David Amerson

5. Josh Wilson

6. Reed Doughty

7. E.J. Biggers

8. Tanard Jackson

9. Chase Minnifield

10. Jordan Pugh

Injuries to Phillip Thomas & Richard Crawford paved the way for Minnifield & Pugh to make the roster. Tanard Jackson is a wildcard here, but if reinstated I think the Redskins work him in.

Special Teams (3)

1. Kai Forbath

2. Sav Rocca

3. Nick Sundberg

As if there was any doubt about this position group.


1. Rob Jackson (Suspended 4 games)

2. Jarvis Jenkins (Suspended 4 games)

3. Adam Carriker

4. Richard Crawford

5. Phillip Thomas

6. Keenan Robinson.

Practice Squad

1. Jawan Jamison

2. Nick Williams

3. Skye Dawson

4. William Compton

5. Xavier Nixon

6. Lance Lewis

7. Dominique Hamilton

8. Jose Gumbs

There is some good talent in this practice squad. A guy like Nick Williams could be “poached”. But definitely could see anyone from Jamison, Williams, Dawson, Lewis or Gumbs being called up at some point due to an injury.

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