Washington Redskins

Stadium: FedEx Field | Coach: Jay Gruden
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense3rd106.0 (21st)297.4 (2nd)
Defense28th119.8 (24th)258.1 (25th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
92Baker, Chris DE6-232010/8/19875Hampton
96Bates, Houston LB6-325212/20/19902Louisiana Tech
41Blackmon, Will DB6-021210/27/198410Boston College
72Bowen, Kevin T6-93357/3/1993REast Central (OK)
26Breeland, Bashaud DB5-112001/30/19923Clemson
34Brown, Mack RB5-112159/24/19911Florida
 Carrier, Derek WR6-42487/25/19904Beloit
51Compton, Will LB6-12389/19/19893Nebraska
8Cousins, Kirk QB6-32108/19/19885Michigan State
36Cravens, Su'a LB6-12227/7/1995RUSC
80Crowder, Jamison WR5-81826/17/19932Duke
53Daniels, Steven ILB5-1124512/12/1992RBoston College
85Davis, Vernon TE6-32481/31/198411Maryland
17Diggs, Reggie WR6-42155/8/1993RRichmond
18Doctson, Josh WR6-220612/3/1992RTexas Christian
47Dunbar, Quinton CB6-22037/22/19922Florida
 Evans, Josh DB6-01986/5/19914Florida
22Everett, Deshazor CB6-01982/22/19922Texas A&M
 Fortt, Khairi LB6-22403/24/1992RCalifornia
54Foster, Mason LB6-12503/1/19896Washington
 Francis, A.J. DT6-53305/7/19902Maryland
38Fuller, Kendall CB5-111962/13/1995RVirginia Tech
58Galette, Junior DE6-22603/27/19887Stillman
88Garcon, Pierre WR6-02118/8/19869Mount Union
52Garvin, Terence LB6-32351/1/19914West Virginia
64Golston, Kedric DT6-43305/30/198311Georgia
14Grant, Ryan WR6-020112/19/19903Tulane
23Hall, DeAngelo DB5-1020211/19/198313Virginia Tech
13Harris, Maurice WR6-220011/11/1992RCalifornia
 Hazel, Matt WR6-12041/23/19922Coastal Carolina
90Hood, Ziggy DT6-33052/16/19878Missouri
3Hopkins, Dustin K6-220610/1/19903Florida State
29Ihenacho, Duke DB6-12086/16/19895San Jose State
98Ioannidis, Matthew DT6-33081/11/1994RTemple
11Jackson, DeSean WR5-1017512/1/19869California
99Jean Francois, Ricky DT6-331311/23/19868Louisiana State
73Jenkins, Cullen DT6-23051/20/198113Central Michigan
 Johnson, Rufus LB6-52808/28/19902Tarleton State
31Jones, Matt RB6-22323/7/19932Florida
32Kelley, Rob RB6-022810/3/1992RTulane
91Kerrigan, Ryan DE6-42658/16/19886Purdue
74Kouandjio, Arie G6-53254/23/19922Alabama
72Lanier, Anthony DE6-62825/8/1993RAlabama A&M
77Lauvao, Shawn G6-332610/26/19877Arizona State
61Long, Spencer G6-532411/8/19903Nebraska
39Marshall, Keith RB5-112222/16/1994RGeorgia
 Mbu, Joey DT6-33103/28/19931Houston
16McCoy, Colt QB6-12159/5/19867Texas
76Moses, Morgan T6-63353/3/19913Virginia
93Murphy, Trent DE6-529012/22/19903Stanford
24Norman, Josh DB6-020012/15/19875Coastal Carolina
79Nsekhe, Ty T6-833510/27/19852Texas State
 Painter, Vinston T6-432210/11/19892Virginia Tech
 Patrick, Ronald C6-131011/1/19911South Carolina
84Paul, Niles WR6-12428/9/19896Nebraska
 Phillips, Dashaun CB5-111901/3/19912Tarleton State
 Randolph, Shakiel DB6-32132/14/1994RSouthern Methodist
86Reed, Jordan TE6-22467/3/19904Florida
 Robertson, Pete LB6-323312/12/1992RTexas Tech
 Saxton, Wes TE6-42358/13/19931South Alabama
75Scherff, Brandon T6-532312/26/19912Iowa
 Simon, Tharold DB6-32023/6/19914Louisiana State
94Smith, Preston DE6-526811/17/19922Mississippi State
50Spaight, Martrell LB6-02388/5/19932Arkansas
2Sudfeld, Nate QB6-623510/7/1993RIndiana
56Sullivan, John C6-43108/8/19858Notre Dame
57Sundberg, Nick LS6-02457/29/19877California
 Taylor, Phillip DT6-33354/7/19884Baylor
25Thompson, Chris RB5-819510/20/19903Florida State
86Thompson, Kendal WR6-21985/14/1992RUtah
20Toler, Greg DB6-01801/2/19858St. Paul's (VA)
48Trail, Lynden DE6-62703/19/19911Norfolk State
59Vigil, Zach LB6-22403/28/19912Utah State
5Way, Tress P6-12254/18/19903Oklahoma
39Whitner, Donte DB5-102087/24/198511Ohio State
71Williams, Trent T6-53207/19/19887Oklahoma
63Williams, Isaiah T6-32955/5/1993RAkron
 Wolff, Earl DB5-1121012/15/19893North Carolina State
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Washington6-5324.06-3299.426.32136
 
 
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Position Listing
Vinston Painter
News
Browns running back Luke Lundy had to leave Sunday's practice after sustaining a concussion, reports the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram.

Moreover, offensive tackle Vinston Painter suffered a neck injury, which also forced him to leave practice early.

Injury
Calf - Questionable for the start of training camp
Phillip Taylor
News
Taylor signed a reserve/future contract with the Redskins on Friday, The Washington Post reports.

Taylor, a first-rounder out of Baylor in 2011, spent the summer with the Broncos but couldn't stay healthy. The Redskins then hosted him for a tryout in Week 6 but didn't extend a contract offer. However, they evidently saw enough in Taylor to bring him back on a future contract and will get to see what he has left to offer throughout the offseason.

Preston Smith
News
Smith (groin) will play in Sunday's game against the Eagles.

Smith will be available as expected after logging a full practice on Friday, and he's expected to start at outside linebacker across from Ryan Kerrigan.

Bashaud Breeland
News
Breeland (ankle) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.

Breeland went down during Week 16 against the Bears with an ankle issue, but he avoided any serious issues and looks ready for Sunday's tilt versus the Giants. He figures to draw the start at cornerback opposite Josh Norman with playoff implications on the line.

Jamison Crowder
News
Crowder recorded two receptions for 16 yards in Sunday's 19-10 loss to the Giants.

Crowder fizzled out towards the end of his breakout season, as he recorded nine receptions for 80 yards in Washington's last four contests, failing to reach the end zone in every game. Still, it was an impressive year for the 23-year-old, as the No. 3 wideout recorded 67 receptions for 847 yards and seven touchdowns in 16 games. He may take on an even larger offensive role next season as DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon could potentially go elsewhere in the offseason. If that is the case, look for Crowder's fantasy value to boost in 2017.

Duke Ihenacho
News
Ihenacho (concussion) will play Sunday against the Vikings.

The strong safety suffered a concussion in Week 8 but will now return to the field to reclaim his role as starter. Veteran Donte Whitner could see increased action should Ihenacho see his reps closely monitored.

Earl Wolff
News
Wolff signed a reserve/future contract with the Redskins Thursday, John Keim of ESPN reports.

Wolff hasn't played in a game since he tore his ACL in November of 2014. The safety didn't play this past year but will hope to secure a spot, likely at the bottom of the depth chart, in Washington for the 2017 season.

Mason Foster
News
Foster recorded 17 tackles and one pass deflection in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

Foster was all over the field on Sunday, having his best performance of an already highly impressive season. In his second year with the Redskins, Foster led the team with 124 tackles, which is also a career-best for the linebacker. He is under contract through the 2018 season and will aim to continue his success next year as a leader of the Washington defense.

Matt Jones
News
Head coach Jay Gruden said he does not expect Jones to play in Sunday's season-finale against the Giants, Liz Clarke of the Washington Post reports.

Jones hasn't played since Week 7 loss to the Lions, fumbling twice in the contest, losing one on the goal line that ultimately played a major role in the 20-17 defeat. Since then, the once promising running back has been ruled inactive for the majority of the contests, making way for rookie Rob Kelley. Gruden said he hopes Jones learned the importance of ball security this season. The Redskins still haven an opportunity to make the playoffs, so Jones may still get a chance to take the field before season ends, although it seems like a long shot at this point.

Josh Norman
News
Norman recorded five tackles (four solo), four pass deflections, and two interceptions in Saturday's win over the Bears.

Norman had his best performance of the season, picking off Matt Barkley two times, adding to the quarterback's five total on the day. He now has 62 tackles, 18 pass deflections, and three interceptions on the season, mirroring his totals from last year's breakout season with the Panthers.

Trent Williams
News
The Redskins made offensive tackle Trent Williams the highest paid tackle in NFL history after the two sides reached a five-year deal worth $66 million, reports the NFL Network.

Williams will average $13.2 million during the contract with $43.25 million guaranteed. Williams has started 70 games for the Redskins over the last five seasons.

Greg Toler
News
Toler suffered a concussion in Monday's loss to the Panthers, Mike Jones of The Washington Post reports.

Toler replaced Quinton Dunbar after the latter suffered a concussion in the third quarter. Toler then suffered a concussion himself, leaving Kendall Fuller to take over as the team's third cornerback. If Toler or Dunbar is unable to play this Saturday against the Bears, Fuller will likely continue to see an increased role.

Arie Kouandjio
No Updates
Keith Marshall
News
Marshall (elbow) was placed on injured-reserve on Tuesday.

Marshall is only expected to be sidelined for three weeks but by placing him on IR the Redskins don't have to face the option of releasing him. The rookie has on the bubble for making the final 53-man roster as he has been in tight competition with Rob Kelley for the No. 3 spot on the depth chart all season. Many believed Kelley had the edge heading into the final week of the preseason, but sending Marshall to IR saves the Redskins from making that tough decision. When he returns to full health, Marshall could be the perfect candidate to return from the IR mid-season as each team is allowed to remove a player from injured-reserve after Week 6.

Injury
Elbow - Questionable for the start of training camp
Jordan Reed
News
Reed recorded five receptions for 40 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

Reed was limited all week due to shoulder aliment but didn't seemed to be bothered by it in the season-finale. Reed scored the team's lone touchdown, a one-yard strike from Kirk Cousins in the third quarter. He'll now shift his focus to getting healthy in the offseason, as he continuously popped up on Washington's injury report throughout the season. Through all the injuries, Reed recorded 66 receptions for 686 yards and six touchdowns in 12 games.

Tharold Simon
News
Simon signed a futures contract with the Redskins on Monday, ESPN's Field Yates reports.

Simon began the 2016 season as a member of the Seahawks, but was waived prior to Week 2 only to be claimed by the Cardinals shortly thereafter. However, he ultimately finished out the season in Arizona having logged just six tackles across 76 snaps on defense and will now set his aims to fight for a reserve role in Washington during the offseason.

Su'a Cravens
News
Cravens will spend his offseason adjusting to his new role at safety for the Redskins, JP Finlay of CSNMidAtlantic.com reports.

In his rookie season, Cravens totaled 34 tackles, five pass deflections, one sack, and one interception in 11 games at linebacker. The 21-year-old (6'1, 222-pounds) will now make the move to safety in his second season, a role he gained experience in during his time at USC. With veterans Duke Ihenacho and Donte Whitner heading into free agency and DeAngelo Hall (knee) still recovering from an ACL tear, it seems more likely than not that Cravens will head into the season as a starting safety. What the former linebacker lacks in speed, he makes up for in intelligence and tackling ability. Look for more updates on his transition to come throughout the offseason.

Terence Garvin
News
Garvin is active for Saturday's game against the Bears.

The Redskins will have one of their key special teamers in action for Saturday's road contest. That said, Garvin's utility in IDP formats is limited given that the Redskins' usual starting linebackers are all healthy.

Matt Hazel
News
Hazel was waived by the Dolphins on Saturday, Chris Perkins of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

A 2014 sixth-round selection, Hazel was mostly a gameday inactive through his first two years in the league. With Branden Shippen also waived Saturday, it appears Griff Whalen and/or Rashawn Scott will fill out the No. 5/6 spots on the Miami depth chart at wide receiver.

Zach Vigil
News
Vigil was claimed off waivers by the Redskins on Tuesday, Mike Jones of The Washington Post reports.

Vigil will join Washington just one day after being waived by Miami. He'll provide linebacker depth and special teams help. Vigil has two tackles in seven games played this season.

DeAngelo Hall
News
Hall (knee) has expressed desire to return to Washington next season, Jake Kring-Schreifels of the team's official site reports.

Hall said of the situation, "I would love to return to [play next year]. I think there's still a lot of plays out there I can make...We'll see, but I'm definitely trying to get back out there and play. I feel I can help us win games, I feel like I can make plays. We'll see though." The veteran safety tore his ACL during Week 3's win over the Giants and hasn't played a full season the past three years with Washington. It has been reported that the 33-year-old is ahead of schedule in the rehabbing process, but still has a ways to go to return to full health. Hall also noted he is open to restructuring the final year of his contract in order to give the team more cap space. Look for more updates on his situation to come throughout the offseason.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Donte Whitner
News
Whitner (quad) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Whitner strained his quad in last week's game against Chicago and was evaluated during the week. The Redskins can likely secure a playoff spot with a win over the Giants on Sunday but they'll need to rely on Duke Ihenacho and David Bruton for safety help. Whitner will finish with 66 tackles and a forced fumble in 11 games played this year.

Injury
Quadriceps - Questionable for the start of training camp
Houston Bates
News
Bates (knee) was placed on IR Tuesday, Rich Tandler of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

Bates tore his ACL on Sunday and the announcement that he'll be moved to IR is more of a formality. His absence leaves the Redskins with little depth at outside linebacker.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Questionable for the start of training camp
Steven Daniels
News
Daniels will miss the 2016 season after suffering a torn labrum during the first week of training camp, Brian McNally of CBS DC reports.

Daniels, a 2016 seventh-round pick out of Boston College, will undergo surgery Monday to repair the injured shoulder. A long road to recovery awaits the 23-year-old, but he'll hope to make a comeback and secure a roster spot in 2017.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for the start of training camp
Ryan Kerrigan
News
Kerrigan (finger) underwent minor surgery on his left elbow and will be sidelined for the next six to eight weeks, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

The minor surgery was used in order to clean up "loose bodies" in his left elbow. As a result, the linebacker will opt out of his Pro Bowl bid, which he earned after recording 33 tackles and 11 tackles in 16 games this season. Kerrigan originally injured his elbow back in mid-December, but played through the aliment for a handful of games before breaking his finger in Week 17's loss to the Giants. Barring any setbacks, the veteran should be ready for offseason team activities.

Injury
Elbow - Questionable for the start of training camp
Khairi Fortt
News
Defensive end Andre Branch (groin) and linebacker Khairi Fortt (hamstring) are the lone Jaguars ruled out for the Thursday game against the Titans.

Among the questionables are defensive end Ryan Davis (hip), defensive tackle Roy Miller (knee), safety Josh Evans (foot) and wideout Tommy Streeter (abdomen).

Defensive end Chris Clemons (knee) and wide receiver Marqise Lee (elbow) are probable.

Isaiah Williams
No Updates
Deshazor Everett
News
The Redskins signed former Seahawks tightend Anthony McCoy and waived cornerback DeShazor Everett on Monday, according to the Washington Post.
Tress Way
News
Washington's backup running backs did little Week 14 against the Rams.

Silas Redd received one carry, gaining 8 yards. He finished second on the team in rushing. Redd did manage to make an impact in the passing game, though. He caught three passes for 36 yards. Redd was targeted four times. Punter Tress Way also got a carry, gaining 2 yards.

They'll look for more Week 15 against the Giants. 

Brandon Scherff
News
Scherff (shoulder) is listed as active for Sunday's tilt against the Eagles.

Scherff will once again get the start at offensive guard despite dealing with a minor ankle issue. This comes as good news for Washington, who will be thin at guard in Week 14, considering Shawn Lauvao (groin) and Spencer Long (concussion) have both been ruled out.

Shakiel Randolph
No Updates
Ziggy Hood
News
Hood was released by the Bears on Tuesday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

A first-round selection back in 2009, Hood has just 12.5 sacks and 164 tackles in 96 career games. Wherever he might land, he'll likely have to compete for a back-end roster spot next season.

DeSean Jackson
News
Jackson wants to re-sign with the Redskins, but also admitted that he'll take the best offer he receives as a free agent this offseason, ESPN's John Keim reports.

Jackson is coming off his second 1,000-yard season since arriving in Washington in 2014, which figures to make him a hot commodity on the free agent market this offseason. Despite his stated desire to remain with the Redskins, Jackson is expected to have attractive offers elsewhere, which should complicate his decision-making process. Not only that, but Washington is also tasked with fellow wideout Pierre Garcon and quarterback Kirk Cousins being free agents, making their cap situation less flexible than some of Jackson's potential suitors. As a result, the 30-year-old's future employer is far from certain, which leaves his 2017 fantasy outlook in need of valuable context before it can be shaped.

Martrell Spaight
News
Spaight (shoulder) was active for Sunday's 19-10 loss to the Giants.

Spaight continued to play through a nagging shoulder injury and will now have plenty of time to recovery considering the Redskins' needed a victory over the Giants on Sunday in order to advance to the postseason.

Chris Baker
News
Baker (ankle) compiled five tackles in Sunday's game against the Giants.

Baker was questionable to play due to an ankle issue entering the contest, but was ultimately cleared to play. While his five tackles were good for fifth on the team, nearly every Washington defender was overshadowed by Mason Foster's 17 total tackles.

Colt McCoy
News
McCoy completed seven of 10 passes for 59 yards in Friday's win over the Bills.

It was a quiet night for the No. 2 quarterback as he managed the second half of Friday's win. McCoy has had a decent preseason, assuring Washington they're in good hands if anything happens to starter Kirk Cousins. McCoy's big day will come next week against the Buccaneers as he will likely start under center after head coach Jay Gruden confirmed all starters will rest.

Josh Doctson
News
Head coach Jay Gruden said this week that Doctson (Achilles) has yet to be cleared to run without limitations, Mike Jones of The Washington Post reports. "Not really," Gruden stated when asked about Doctson's progress. "I saw him running in the pool the other day, which is exciting. We're going to take it slow with him. I think [the] month of February, I think is very important for his progress and then we'll see where he's at."

Shortly after his selection in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, Doctson injured his left Achilles in OTAs, which lingered into training camp, the preseason, and the regular season itself. Granted, he attempted to tough out the ailment in Weeks 1 and 2, accounting for a 57-yard grab among his two catches. Eventually landing on IR, he was given leash as the Redskins' potential designee from the list, but his Achilles never stabilized enough to allow for such a scenario. Considering Gruden's comments, Doctson will be a regular in the trainer's room this offseason as he attempts to uphold lofty expectations.

Injury
Achilles - Questionable for the start of training camp
Ricky Jean Francois
News
Jean-Francois (foot/knee) will play Sunday against the Eagles.

Jean-Francois' availability this week is important for the Redskins while backup Anthony Lanier (lower leg) is sidelined. Expect Jean-Francois to start at defensive end opposite Chris Baker.

Nick Sundberg
News
Sundberg (back) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice, Brian McNally of 106.7 The Fan reports.

Sundberg has missed the Redskins' last two games, but looks primed to return in Week 13 against the Cardinals.

Cullen Jenkins
News
Jenkins will re-sign with the Redskins on Tuesday, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.

Jenkins was released by the Redskins just two weeks ago, but due to Washington's abysmal performance on the defensive line Monday, the team will now rely on Jenkins to help turn things around. The 13-year vet has more experience than any current member of the Washington front seven. Last season, Jenkins tallied three sacks and 26 combined tackles across all 16 games for the Giants.

Niles Paul
News
Paul (shoulder) is progressing ahead of schedule after undergoing shoulder surgery in November, Jake Kring-Schreifeis of the team's official site reports.

The veteran tight end said of his progress, "My progression is crazy and I'm in the weight room doing things I'm not supposed to be doing. I was doing pushups two months out and they couldn't believe that. I'm just trying to get right and to be mentally healthy for next season." Paul has only played in eight games the past two seasons due to various injuries but will look to put all that behind him in 2017. He is under contract for one more season and will look to compete with Jordan Reed, Derek Carrier, and others for reps once healthy.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for the start of training camp
Derek Carrier
News
Carrier (knee) is active for Sunday's matchup in Philadelphia.

Carrier will suit up, but he likely won't be much of a fantasy factor with Jordan Reed (shoulder) returning from a one-week absence. Carrier hasn't received more than a single target in a game this season, and getting noticed will be tough Sunday behind Reed and Vernon Davis on the depth chart.

Morgan Moses
News
Redskins tackle Morgan Moses has sustained a Lisfranc injury that will require surgery, according to the Washington Times.

Moses did not play Sunday against St. Louis and is out for the season.

Ryan Grant
News
Grant hauled in three receptions for 25 yards in Saturday's win over the Bears.

With DeSean Jackson (jaw) forced out the game and a victory safely in reach, Grant was able to take the field for some garbage time. It marks his first game with a reception since Week 13. Grant could be expected to take on a larger role in the season-finale next Sunday should Jackson be forced out due to injury.

Kendall Fuller
News
Fuller (knee) will be under consideration for the Redskins' nickelback role after returning from microfracture surgery, The Washington Post reports.

Fuller dropped into the third round of this year's draft because of the knee injury he suffered last year in college, but had been given first-round grades by several teams had he owned a clean bill of health. Fortunately, he participated in minicamp last month without setbacks, and declared himself healthy afterword. Fuller is fully capable of playing on the outside, but with Josh Norman and Bashaud Breeland locking down the top corner jobs, Fuller will be tasked to handle nickleback duties his rookie year. However, he will still have to earn the job in training camp.

Reggie Diggs
News
Diggs (knee) was placed on the Redskins' injured reserve list Wednesday.

Diggs began training camp on Washington's PUP list after undergoing offseason knee surgery, but wasn't able to sufficiently progress in his recovery.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Pierre Garcon
News
Garcon recorded four receptions for 96 yards in Week 17's loss to the Giants.

The veteran wideout led the team in receiving Sunday, putting him over 1000 receiving yards on the season for the first time since 2013. His seventh season ends with 79 receptions for 1041 yards and three touchdowns. He will now enter the offseason as an unrestricted free agent. The wideout has proven to be a valuable cog in Washington's offense, but may not be as crucial to the team next season given the emergence of Jamison Crowder this year.

Dashaun Phillips
News
Phillips was promoted to the Redskins' active roster Thursday, The Washington Post reports.

This is now the third time Phillips has been called up to the Redskins' active roster this season. His addition likely signals that Qunton Dunbar (concussion) won't be cleared in time to play Saturday against the Bears.

Shawn Lauvao
News
The Redskins have given the thumbs-down to defensive lineman Chris Baker (chest) and tight end Jordan Reed (hamstring) for the Sunday game in San Francisco. Offensive linemen Trent Williams (knee/ankle) and Shawn Lauvao (concussion) are questionable.
Will Blackmon
News
Blackmon (concussion) is active for Monday's game against Carolina.

Blackmon missed last week's game against the Eagles due to his concussion but after practicing in full Saturday he was expected to play Monday. He's expected to start at safety alongside Duke Ihenacho.

Rob Kelley
News
Kelley (knee) is currently projected as the Redskins' starting running back in 2017, Rich Tandler of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

Kelley, an undrafted rookie last year, started Washington's final nine games of the season after Matt Jones failed to impress to begin the campaign. In those appearances, Kelley finished with 601 rushing yards and six touchdowns. Although a knee problem that required a small surgery this offseason slowed him toward the end of that stretch, Kelly showed enough to project as the Redskins' top tailback heading into next season. With his numbers as a starter, that role could see Kelley eclipse 1,000 yards in 2017, but he'll need to continue to prove he's the team's best option to have that opportunity.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Chris Thompson
News
Thompson rushed the ball three times for five yards while hauling in six passes for 37 yards in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

Thompson led the team in receptions in Washington's season-finale, recording his best receiving performance since Week 7. The 26-year-old provided a nice counter to starter Rob Kelley throughout the season, cementing his role as the team's third down back. He ends his 2016-17 campaign with 68 rushing attempts for 356 yards and three touchdowns while adding 49 receptions for 349 yards and two touchdowns. He will now be a restricted free agent this offseason.

Joey Mbu
News
Mbu recorded four tackles in two games with the Falcons this season.

Mbu worked his way back to the active roster after being waived as an undrafted free agent during training camp. He is under contract for one more year, but he'll need to battle for a roster spot.

Mack Brown
News
Brown rushed the ball eight times for 82 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's win over the Bears.

With the game safely out of reach, Brown received some garbage time minutes late in the game and made the most of his opportunity. The No. 3 back had an impressive 61-yard touchdown run with a minute left in the contest, sealing the Week 16 victory. While his run was very impressive, Washington will still likely rely on Rob Kelley and Chris Thompson in the rushing attack next week against the Giants, especially if their playoff hopes are still alive.

Wes Saxton
News
The Jets let Saxton go on Saturday, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.

Saxton was competing for a backup role at tight end with the Jets. Both he and Zach Sudfeld have been released by the team, which leaves Jace Amaro and Brandon Bostick to backup Kellen Davis. Saxton recorded 24 yards on three receptions in the team's final preseason game.

Ronald Patrick
News
The Cowboys have sliced their roster down to 53 with a slew of moves on Saturday.

The have released the following offensive players: wide receivers Jamar Newsome, LaRon Byrd and Dezmon Briscoe, guards Stephen Goodin and Uche Nwaneri, running backs Ryan Williams, Phillip Tanner and D.J. Adams, tackle Josh Aladenoye, center Ronald Patrick and tight end Asa Watson.

Among the defenders they let go are linemen Kenneth Boatright, Dartwan Bush and Caesar Rayford, cornerback Terrance Mitchell, safety Ryan Smithl and linebackers Dontravis Sapp, Will Smith and Keith Smith.

The Cowboys also waived/injured linebacker Orie Lemon and defensive tackle Zach Minter while placing safety Jakar Hamilton and cornerback Orlando Scandrick on the reserve/suspended list.

Maurice Harris
News
Harris recorded one reception for 15 yards in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

After starting the season as an inactive, Harris solidified himself as the No. 4 wideout option for Washington. In 10 games he recorded eight receptions for 66 yards on 12 targets. The rookie will now be a free agent and it remains unseen if Washington plans to bring him back into the fold. Should he return, he will likely compete for a reserve role, with wideouts like Josh Doctson (Achilles) and Reggie Diggs (knee) expected to return from injury.

Kirk Cousins
News
Cousins and the Redskins aren't expected to reach terms of a multi-year contract prior to the franchise tag deadline on March 1, The Washington Post reports.

For the second consecutive offseason, the Redskins are expected to use their franchise tag on Cousins, per Adam Schefter of ESPN, which would be accompanied by a cap commitment of $23.94 million for the 2017 campaign. Holding leverage over the organization due to lacking QB talent on their roster, nary an equivalent option on the upcoming free-agent market, and an underwhelming draft class, Cousins has significant leverage in contract negotiations once the tender is signed. If the preceding comes to fruition, the parties will have until July 15 to reach agreement on a long-term deal, with Cousins' representation fully aware of his value due to the new surroundings for Tony Romo (potentially) and Brian Hoyer, among other signal-callers.

Trent Murphy
News
Murphy (foot) was active for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Murphy finished the game with four tackles and isn't known to have suffered any sort of setback.

Matthew Ioannidis
No Updates
Rufus Johnson
News
Three injured players have been placed on the inactive list by the Patriots for their season opener Thursday night against Pittsburgh. They are running back Travaris Cadet (hamstring), defensive lineman Trey Flowers (knee) and safety Tavon Wilson (quad).

The healthy inactives are offensive lineman Ryan Wendell, defensive lineman Khyri Thornton, linebacker Rufus Johnson and cornerback Justin Coleman.

Will Compton
News
Compton (knee - PCL) is progressing well from the knee injury he suffered in Week 14 against the Eagles. "I feel good about where I'll be come April," he said.

Compton missed just one game due to the sprained PCL and played through the injury in both of the Redskins' final two games. Offseason surgery wasn't necessary, however, so the Nebraska product has subscribed to a regimen of rest and rehab as a means for recovery. He has until mid-April to return to full strength.

Injury
Knee - PCL - Questionable for the start of training camp
A.J. Francis
News
Francis was released by the Redskins on Saturday, Mike Jones of The Washington Post reports.

Francis failed to make much, if any, of an impact for the Redskins this season and was released in order to activate offensive lineman Kory Lichtensteiger off injured reserve.

Ty Nsekhe
News
The Redskins released 13 players Monday, according to The Baltimore Sun.

The players included Ricky Sapp, Austin Spitler, Jerry Rice Jr, Thomas Wolfe, Kenny Okoro, Ty Nsekhe, Gabe Miller, Rishaw Johnson, Kenneth Horsley, Isaako Aaitui, Steve Beauharnais, Braylon Bell and Edawn Coughman.

Anthony Lanier
News
Lanier (lower leg) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.

Lanier has missed the past few weeks due to foot and shin aliments, as the Redskins ultimately decided it would be best to end his season early. The rookie failed to take the field a notable amount this season, so his absence shouldn't have a grave impact on Washington's defensive scheme.

Injury
Lower Leg - Questionable for the start of training camp
Pete Robertson
No Updates
Spencer Long
News
Second-year guard Spencer Long is being slated as the Redskins' starting right guard this season, and as he prepares for the task, he notes there's a "night and day" difference in the way he feels from his rookie campaign, per ESPN.com. 

Long played in just five games as a rookie, but the former college walk-on has applied that mentality to his work during OTAs, and his experience, however brief, has made a big difference. 

"It's night and day different than as a rookie," Long said. "Your body is used to the speed, the tempo. You already have a jump on the mental game, you know how to study, you know how to prepare. It's such a smoother transition coming into this year."

Nate Sudfeld
News
Sudfeld will start in Thursday's preseason finale against the Buccaneers.

Sudfeld, a sixth-round pick, gets the nod for the Thursday as he looks to impress the coaching staff in the hopes that they will keep three quarterbacks on the 53-man roster. Washington's quarterback situation is set in stone with Kirk Cousins leading the charge and Colt McCoy securing his role as the No. 2 man.

Junior Galette
News
Galette (Achilles) plans to return to the Redskins in 2017, The Washington Post reports.

Galette, a seven-year veteran, has been with the Redskins for the past two seasons but is yet to appear in a game as he ruptured his left Achilles prior to the 2015 campaign and his right Achilles last July. Both injuries prevented him from suiting up at any point in the following season. Now set to hit free agency, Galette has no plans to retire. In fact, he claims he and GM Scot McCloughan have already laid out the plans for Galette to remain in Washington for the 2017 season on a one-year deal.

Injury
Achilles - Questionable for the start of training camp
John Sullivan
News
Sullivan (illness) is active for Monday's game against the Panthers.

Sullivan was held out of Saturday's practice session due to illness and his status for Monday was up in the air as a result. As a depth offensive lineman he's unlikely to see much time, barring injuries that would force him into a larger role.

Kendal Thompson
No Updates
Vernon Davis
News
Davis hauled in two receptions for 49 yards in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

The veteran tight end had a resurgence this season, recording 44 receptions for 583 yards and two touchdowns, his highest totals since the 2013. Davis was written off as an afterthought to much of the league, considering his lackluster performances in San Fransisco and Denver last year. Washington inked the veteran to a one-year deal in the hopes that they could transition the former playmaker into a run blocking specialist. However, with several injuries to Jordan Reed, Davis found himself as the starter in many games throughout the season and made the most of his opportunities. Now 32, it remains unseen what the former Pro Bowler will do next season, but after this bounce back season he may have some teams knocking at his door.

Dustin Hopkins
News
Hopkins went 1-for-2 in field goal attempts and 1-for-1 in extra point attempts in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

Hopkins missed a 57-yard attempt to close out the first half of the game. On the season, Hopkins went 34-for-42 in field goal attempts and 36-for-39 on extra point attempts. The kicker struggled from distance, as four of his misses came from over 50 yards this year. The 26-year-old is under contract through 2017, so he'll enter the offseason as the incumbent kicker.

Lynden Trail
No Updates
Kevin Bowen
Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for the start of training camp
No Updates
Quinton Dunbar
News
Dunbar (concussion) won't play in Sunday's regular season finale against the Giants.

Dunbar missed last week's game due to his concussion and has yet to return to practice. If the Redskins make the playoffs Dunbar will have a shot to play in the wildcard round. Greg Toler and Kendall Fuller figure to see added snaps once again with Dunbar sidelined.

Injury
Concussion - Questionable for the start of training camp
Kedric Golston
News
Golston (hamstring) hopes to return for his 12th professional season in 2017.

Golston, an unrestricted free agent, suffered a torn hamstring in Week 2 and was sent to injured reserve shortly thereafter. He was immobile for six weeks following September surgery, but after four months of rehabilitation, the 12-year veteran is back on his feet again. While it isn't clear how long it will take him to get back on the football field, Golston will have his pick among interested suitors if he can show teams his hamstring has fully recovered.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for the start of training camp
Josh Evans
News
Evans was signed to the Redskins active roster Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Evans played with the Redskins early in the season and was resigned as a result of veteran safety Donte Whitner being moved to injured reserve. Look for Evans to serve as a depth safety who could help out on special teams as well.

 

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