The Redskins have sliced their roster down to the league-mandated 53 with several cuts on Saturday. Included among the waived offensive players are running backs Evan Royster, Lache Seastrunk and Chris Thompson. Also gone from that side of the ball are wide receiver Nick Williams and lineman Maurice Hurt . Defenders cut loose are cornerback Chase Minnifield, linebacker Everette Brown and safety Phillip Thomas. Placekicker Zach Hocker has also been waived. The Redskins have also placed defensive tackle Chris Neild and linebacker Darryl Sharpton on the reserve/injured list and defensive end Stephen Bowen and wide receiver Leonard Hankerson on the PUP list.
The Redskins have cut running backs Lache Seastrunk, Chris Thompson and Evan Royster, leaving the third spot behind Alfred Morris and Roy Helu to Silas Redd. Royster is the most notable of the departures. But his reps have lessened in each of the last three seasons.
Redskins running back Evan Royster is nursing a hamstring pull sustained Friday and is not practicing Saturday, per the Washington Post. Royster finished last season on IR with an ankle injury after having been limited to two carries all year.
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and his receiving targets will gather in Arizona next week to "knock off some rust and get a jump on offseason workouts," reports the Washington Post. The receivers scheduled to attend include Pierre Garcon, Aldrick Robinson, Santana Moss, new additions Andre Roberts and David Gettis, tight end Jordan Reed and running backs Alfred Morris, Evan Royster and Chris Thompson.
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said running back Evan Royster will finish the season on injured reserve after suffering a high ankle sprain Week 14 against the Chiefs.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/11||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||15||16.88|
|3||09/27||@New Orleans Saints||31||22.38|
|7||10/23||San Diego Chargers||30||21.50|
|8||10/30||Green Bay Packers||11||15.33|
|9||11/04||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||15||16.88|
|13||12/04||Kansas City Chiefs||4||13.44|
|14||12/11||@Los Angeles Rams||23||18.50|
|15||12/18||San Francisco 49ers||32||22.88|
|17||01/01||New Orleans Saints||31||22.38|
|3 Year Avg||1||0||0||0||1||0||0|