|Offense||3rd||106.0 (21st)||297.4 (2nd)|
|Defense||28th||119.8 (24th)||258.1 (25th)|
|96||Bates, Houston||LB||6-3||252||12/20/1990||3||Louisiana Tech|
|41||Blackmon, Will||FS||6-0||212||10/27/1984||11||Boston College|
|72||Bowen, Kevin||T||6-9||335||7/3/1993||2||East Central (OK)|
|Carter, Chris||LB||6-1||245||4/6/1989||7||Fresno State|
|8||Cousins, Kirk||QB||6-3||210||8/19/1988||6||Michigan State|
|53||Daniels, Steven||ILB||5-11||245||12/12/1992||2||Boston College|
|85||Davis, Vernon (FA)||TE||6-3||248||1/31/1984||12||Maryland|
|18||Doctson, Josh||WR||6-2||206||12/3/1992||2||Texas Christian|
|22||Everett, Deshazor||CB||6-0||198||2/22/1992||3||Texas A&M|
|38||Fuller, Kendall||CB||5-11||196||2/13/1995||2||Virginia Tech|
|64||Golston, Kedric (FA)||DE||6-4||330||5/30/1983||12||Georgia|
|23||Hall, DeAngelo||FS||5-10||202||11/19/1983||14||Virginia Tech|
|Hazel, Matt||WR||6-1||204||1/23/1992||2||Coastal Carolina|
|3||Hopkins, Dustin||K||6-2||206||10/1/1990||4||Florida State|
|29||Ihenacho, Duke (FA)||FS||6-1||208||6/16/1989||5||San Jose State|
|73||Jenkins, Cullen (FA)||DT||6-2||305||1/20/1981||14||Central Michigan|
|Johnson, Rufus||LB||6-5||280||8/28/1990||2||Tarleton State|
|72||Lanier, Anthony||DE||6-6||282||5/8/1993||2||Alabama A&M|
|77||Lauvao, Shawn||G||6-3||326||10/26/1987||8||Arizona State|
|McClain, Terrell||DT||6-2||302||7/20/1988||7||South Florida|
|24||Norman, Josh||CB||6-0||200||12/15/1987||6||Coastal Carolina|
|79||Nsekhe, Ty||T||6-8||335||10/27/1985||3||Texas State|
|Painter, Vinston||T||6-4||322||10/11/1989||3||Virginia Tech|
|Patrick, Ronald||G||6-1||310||11/1/1991||1||South Carolina|
|Phillips, Dashaun||DB||5-11||190||1/3/1991||3||Tarleton State|
|Pryor, Terrelle||WR||6-4||223||6/20/1989||5||Ohio State|
|Quick, Brian||WR||6-3||218||6/5/1989||6||Appalachian State|
|Randolph, Shakiel||DB||6-3||213||2/14/1994||1||Southern Methodist|
|Robertson, Pete||LB||6-3||233||12/12/1992||R||Texas Tech|
|Saxton, Wes||TE||6-4||235||8/13/1993||1||South Alabama|
|Simon, Tharold||CB||6-3||202||3/6/1991||5||Louisiana State|
|94||Smith, Preston||OLB||6-5||268||11/17/1992||3||Mississippi State|
|56||Sullivan, John (FA)||C||6-4||310||8/8/1985||9||Notre Dame|
|57||Sundberg, Nick (FA)||LS||6-0||245||7/29/1987||8||California|
|Swearinger, D.J.||FS||5-10||205||9/1/1991||5||South Carolina|
|25||Thompson, Chris||RB||5-8||195||10/20/1990||4||Florida State|
|20||Toler, Greg (FA)||DB||6-0||180||1/2/1985||9||St. Paul's (VA)|
|48||Trail, Lynden||LB||6-6||270||3/19/1991||1||Norfolk State|
|59||Vigil, Zach||OLB||6-2||240||3/28/1991||3||Utah State|
|39||Whitner, Donte (FA)||SS||5-10||208||7/24/1985||12||Ohio State|
|Wolff, Earl||DB||5-11||210||12/15/1989||3||North Carolina State|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
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.
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.
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.
Even if Washington ends up signing Terrelle Pryor -- who is visiting with the team Friday -- there's clearly room for Crowder to take on a larger role in a receiving corps that just lost a pair of proven contributors. Crowder did excellent work with his 97 targets last season, catching 67 passes for 847 yards and seven scores. Given his efficient production, in combination with Washington's offseason moves, Crowder has a good shot to see triple-digit targets in his third NFL season. He's already proven to be one of the better slot receivers in the league.
Although he was glad to hear the Redskins intend to retain their quarterback, Pryor stopped shy of saying that his new team made him any kind of promise. All signs point to Cousins playing at least one more year in Washington, but it's still possible the team would consider dealing him if it's blown away by a trade offer. Such a development would be bad news for Pryor, who is set to join slot standout Jamison Crowder and 2015 first-round selection Josh Doctson (Achilles) in a new-look, high-upside Washington receiving corps that lost DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon in free agency. Pryor is the early favorite to serve as the new No. 1 wideout, though he should have plenty of competition for targets in an offense that also features the potent tight end duo of Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis. On the injury front, it appears Pryor, Doctson and Reed will all be available for the start of OTAs in mid-to-late April. Pryor surprisingly opted for a one-year, $8 million contract, betting on himself to earn his way to a big multi-year deal next offseason.
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.
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.
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.
Jones entered 2016 as the team's lead back, but he was a healthy scratch by the end of the season, unable to regain his standing after dealing with a knee injury, poor ball security and general ineffectiveness. Rob Kelley (knee) currents projects as the starter in 2017, with Chris Thompson handling most of the work on passing downs. However, Jones could work his way back into the mix with a strong showing in training camp and the preseason -- or else in the event of an injury to Kelley. The team may also take a long look at running backs in the opening rounds of the upcoming draft, as Kelley was solid but unspectacular down the stretch last season. 2016 seventh-round selection Keith Marshall (elbow) could also be in the mix, offering raw athleticism that's unmatched by the team's other runners.
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.
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.
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.
Rob Kelley and Chris Thompson are locked in as contributors, while the team seemingly wants to give 2016 bust Matt Jones another shot. Such a scenario would leave Marshall on the outside looking in, even though there was sum buzz surrounding him last season -- mostly due to his fantastic measurable. The 2016 seventh-round pick missed his entire rookie year with an elbow injury, though his absence largely may have stemmed from the team's desire to stash him on injured reserve. It's also possible the Redskins will actively address the running back position during the upcoming draft, which would further complicate Marshall's path to making the roster. All that said, Marshall could climb up a somewhat shaky depth chart if he impresses throughout the offseason program.
McClain's deal will draw him out of Dallas and reportedly will be worth more than $21 million over the course of its four years. The defensive tackle led the Cowboys' defensive line in tackles with 41 in 2016, and also added 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and eight quarterback pressures. He should provide a significant boost for a Redskins' front seven that surrendered 119.8 rushing yards per game last season, good for 24th in the league.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Swearinger will be joining his fourth team in the past five years. He had 66 tackles, including 2.0 sacks, and eight passes defensed, including three interceptions, while playing with the Cardinals last season. He'll likely be a primary backup at safety behind Su'a Cravens and DeAngelo Hall in 2017.
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.
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.
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.
A 2011 fifth-round selection, Carter has bounced around the league as a special teams contributor and depth linebacker, recording 26 tackles in 62 regular-season games. He'll likely be buried on the defensive depth chart in Washington, with special teams once again representing his best chance to contribute.
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.
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.
After signing a one-year deal with the Redskins in the spring of 2016, Hood appeared in all 16 games this past season, starting in 14 and cranking out 33 tackles and three passes defensed. With the release of incumbent starter Ricky Jean-Francois, he could be in the mix for starting duties ahead of the 2017 campaign.
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.
Doctson was limited to just two games as a rookie while recovering from an Achilles injury sustained during the past offseason, and landed back on IR in October upon suffering a setback. The wideout has made strong progress in his recovery since the season ended, as he took part in running and catching drills last week and is expected to increase his activities in the weeks to come. If Doctson proves to be healthy when training camp opens in the summer, he could challenge for a starting role if the Redskins fail to restock their receiving corps when Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson become free agents in March.
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.
Paul is four months removed from having surgery to repair a torn labrum and dislocated left shoulder. While he still hasn't been cleared as a precaution, the 27-year-old says he's feeling fully healthy and should be ready for offseason practice sessions. After totaling career highs of 39 catches for 507 yards in 2014, Paul has played merely eight games since then due to injuries.
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.
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.
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.
Diggs began training camp on Washington's PUP list after undergoing offseason knee surgery, but wasn't able to sufficiently progress in his recovery.
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.
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.
Selected 33rd overall in the 2012 draft, Quick finally started living up to the Rams' expectations early in the 2014 campaign, only to suffer a severe shoulder injury after seven games. He struggled to bounce back from the injury and caught just 10 passes the following year, but he did re-emerge as a modest contributor last season, hauling in 41 of 79 targets for 564 yards and three touchdowns in 16 games. While Jamison Crowder and fellow free-agent signing Terrelle Pryor are locked in as key pieces in the Washington offense, Quick could get a chance to push 2016 first-rounder Josh Doctson (Achilles) for a spot in three-wide sets. The Redskins hope Doctson will bounce back from a lost rookie season and earn a leading role, but the 27-year-old Quick provides some form of insurance if that doesn't happen. The most likely scenario has Quick serving as the No. 4 wideout, providing an occasional big-play threat on limited snaps.
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.
Thompson thus remains a restricted free agent and in event that the running back signs an offer sheet with another team, Washington would receive a second-round pick as compensation if the team elected not to match such an offer. In 2016, Thompson emerged as one of the better third-down backs in the league, carrying 68 times for 356 yards and three TDs, while adding 49 catches (on 62 targets) for 349 yards and a pair of receiving scores. Assuming he remains with Washington in 2017, the likely outcome, Thompson will be in line to reprise his change-of-pace role in a backfield that also rosters Rob Kelley, Mack Brown and Matt Jones.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Redskins used the franchise tag on Cousins for a second straight offseason, which led to rumors the team could trade him if negotiations on a long-term deal weren't going well. The two sides have until July 15 to reach an agreement, and even if nothing comes to pass, it seems the Redskins would rather risk losing Cousins without compensation next offseason than deal him now and essentially give up their chances of competing in 2017. Meanwhile, the team lost aging wideouts DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon in free agency, but then acted quickly to sign Terrelle Pryor to a one-year, $8 million deal. The team also added Brian Quick, who provides some insurance for 2016 first-round selection Josh Doctson. Washington's backfield looks to be the weak point of the offense, but the upcoming draft could take care of that, featuring a slew of running backs with early-round potential.
Murphy will appeal the decision, but if it's upheld he won't be able to suit up for the Redskins' first four games in 2017. This is a disappointing development for a player who had a breakout season in 2016 to the tune of a career-high nine sacks and three forced fumbles.
The restricted free agent tender means that Compton will be free to negotiate with other franchises when the new league year begins on Thursday, but the Redskins will have the right to match any offer he receives. Compton had a career high 106 tackles and five passes defensed, including one interception while playing in 15 games in 2016.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Galette has yet to log a snap for the Redskins due to a pair of torn Achilles before both of the past two seasons. It remains to be seen how compromised his explosiveness as a pass rusher may be, but he continues to rehab with appearances during the 2017 campaign in mind.
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.
In his first season with Washington, the 33-year-old played in 16 games, logging 44 receptions (on 59 targets) for 583 yards and two TDs. In the process, he helped give the Washington offense a potent one-two punch at tight end along with Jordan Reed, who turned in a 66/686/6 stat line in 12 contests. This coming season, Davis profiles as a depth fantasy option, though his value would see an uptick in the event of an injury to Reed. While the re-signing of Davis solidifies the team's TE corps, the status of QB Kirk Cousins remains somewhat unsettled, while top wideouts Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson could potentially depart via free agency.
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.
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.
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.
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.