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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96Bates, Houston LB6-325212/20/19903Louisiana Tech
41Blackmon, Will FS6-021210/27/198411Boston College
72Bowen, Kevin T6-93357/3/19932East Central (OK)
26Breeland, Bashaud CB5-112001/30/19924Clemson
34Brown, Mack RB5-112159/24/19912Florida
 Carrier, Derek TE6-42487/25/19905Beloit
 Carter, Chris LB6-12454/6/19897Fresno State
51Compton, Will ILB6-12389/19/19894Nebraska
8Cousins, Kirk QB6-32108/19/19886Michigan State
36Cravens, Su'a ILB6-12227/7/19952USC
80Crowder, Jamison WR5-81826/17/19933Duke
53Daniels, Steven ILB5-1124512/12/19922Boston College
85Davis, Vernon (FA) TE6-32481/31/198412Maryland
17Diggs, Reggie WR6-42155/8/19932Richmond
18Doctson, Josh WR6-220612/3/19922Texas Christian
47Dunbar, Quinton CB6-22037/22/19923Florida
 Evans, Josh DB6-01986/5/19914Florida
22Everett, Deshazor CB6-01982/22/19923Texas A&M
 Fortt, Khairi LB6-22403/24/19921California
54Foster, Mason ILB6-12503/1/19897Washington
 Francis, A.J. DT6-53305/7/19902Maryland
38Fuller, Kendall CB5-111962/13/19952Virginia Tech
58Galette, Junior LB6-22603/27/19887Stillman
64Golston, Kedric (FA) DE6-43305/30/198312Georgia
14Grant, Ryan WR6-020112/19/19904Tulane
23Hall, DeAngelo FS5-1020211/19/198314Virginia Tech
13Harris, Maurice WR6-220011/11/19922California
 Hazel, Matt WR6-12041/23/19922Coastal Carolina
90Hood, Ziggy NT6-33052/16/19879Missouri
3Hopkins, Dustin K6-220610/1/19904Florida State
29Ihenacho, Duke (FA) FS6-12086/16/19895San Jose State
98Ioannidis, Matthew DT6-33081/11/19942Temple
73Jenkins, Cullen (FA) DT6-23051/20/198114Central Michigan
 Johnson, Rufus LB6-52808/28/19902Tarleton State
31Jones, Matt RB6-22323/7/19933Florida
32Kelley, Rob RB6-022810/3/19922Tulane
91Kerrigan, Ryan OLB6-42658/16/19887Purdue
74Kouandjio, Arie G6-53254/23/19923Alabama
72Lanier, Anthony DE6-62825/8/19932Alabama A&M
77Lauvao, Shawn G6-332610/26/19878Arizona State
61Long, Spencer C6-532411/8/19904Nebraska
39Marshall, Keith RB5-112222/16/19942Georgia
 Mbu, Joey DT6-33103/28/19931Houston
 McClain, Terrell DT6-23027/20/19887South Florida
16McCoy, Colt QB6-12159/5/19868Texas
 McGee, Stacy DT6-33101/17/19905Oklahoma
76Moses, Morgan T6-63353/3/19914Virginia
93Murphy, Trent DE6-529012/22/19904Stanford
24Norman, Josh CB6-020012/15/19876Coastal Carolina
79Nsekhe, Ty T6-833510/27/19853Texas State
 Painter, Vinston T6-432210/11/19893Virginia Tech
 Patrick, Ronald G6-131011/1/19911South Carolina
84Paul, Niles TE6-12428/9/19897Nebraska
 Phillips, Dashaun DB5-111901/3/19913Tarleton State
 Pryor, Terrelle WR6-42236/20/19895Ohio State
 Quick, Brian WR6-32186/5/19896Appalachian State
 Randolph, Shakiel DB6-32132/14/19941Southern Methodist
86Reed, Jordan TE6-22467/3/19905Florida
 Robertson, Pete LB6-323312/12/1992RTexas Tech
 Saxton, Wes TE6-42358/13/19931South Alabama
75Scherff, Brandon G6-532312/26/19913Iowa
 Simon, Tharold CB6-32023/6/19915Louisiana State
94Smith, Preston OLB6-526811/17/19923Mississippi State
50Spaight, Martrell OLB6-02388/5/19933Arkansas
2Sudfeld, Nate QB6-623510/7/19932Indiana
56Sullivan, John (FA) C6-43108/8/19859Notre Dame
57Sundberg, Nick (FA) LS6-02457/29/19878California
 Swearinger, D.J. FS5-102059/1/19915South Carolina
 Taylor, Phillip DT6-33354/7/19884Baylor
25Thompson, Chris RB5-819510/20/19904Florida State
86Thompson, Kendal WR6-21985/14/19921Utah
20Toler, Greg (FA) DB6-01801/2/19859St. Paul's (VA)
48Trail, Lynden LB6-62703/19/19911Norfolk State
59Vigil, Zach OLB6-22403/28/19913Utah State
5Way, Tress P6-12254/18/19904Oklahoma
39Whitner, Donte (FA) SS5-102087/24/198512Ohio State
71Williams, Trent T6-53207/19/19888Oklahoma
63Williams, Isaiah T6-32955/5/19931Akron
 Wolff, Earl DB5-1121012/15/19893North Carolina State
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Vinston Painter
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.

Phillip Taylor
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
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
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
Crowder should see his role expand following the departures of Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson, ESPN.com reports.

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.

Terrelle Pryor
Pryor (finger) said he plans to work with Kirk Cousins prior to the start of team activities, The Washington Post reports.

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.

Finger - Questionable for the start of training camp
Duke Ihenacho
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
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
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
Although he feels good about Rob Kelley serving as the team's lead back, Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said he hasn't given up on Jones, the team's official website reports. "Nobody's given up on Matt Jones," said Gruden. "He's got a long life ahead of him in the NFL, see how it goes."

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.

Josh Norman
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
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
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
Marshall (elbow) may end up competing with Mack Brown for the fourth spot on the depth chart, CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

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.

Elbow - Questionable for the start of training camp
Terrell McClain
McClain agreed to a four-year deal with the Redskins on Thursday, Brandon George of Sportsday Dallas News reports.

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.

Jordan Reed
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
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
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.

Matt Hazel
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
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
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.

Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Donte Whitner
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.

Quadriceps - Questionable for the start of training camp
D.J. Swearinger
Swearinger signed a three-year, $13.5 million contract with the Redskins on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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.

Houston Bates
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.

Knee - ACL - Questionable for the start of training camp
Steven Daniels
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.

Shoulder - Questionable for the start of training camp
Ryan Kerrigan
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.

Elbow - Questionable for the start of training camp
Chris Carter
Carter signed with the Redskins on Thursday.

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.

Khairi Fortt
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
The Redskins signed former Seahawks tightend Anthony McCoy and waived cornerback DeShazor Everett on Monday, according to the Washington Post.
Tress Way
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
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
Hood re-signed with the Redskins on Wednesday.

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.

Martrell Spaight
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.

Colt McCoy
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
Doctson (Achilles) is expected to be 100 percent healthy by the end of March, Brian McNally of 106.7 FM The Fan reports.

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.

Achilles - Questionable for the start of training camp
Nick Sundberg
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
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.

Stacy McGee
McGee signed a five-year, $25 million contract with the Redskins on Thursday, MIke Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

McGee had a career high 2.5 sacks and two forced fumbles while playing in just nine games with Oakland last season. He'll slot in at nose tackle alongside Phil Taylor in Washington.

Niles Paul
Paul (shoulder) feels 100 percent healthy again and is expected to participate in the Redskins' offseason practices, Master Tesfatsion of The Washington Post reports.

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.

Derek Carrier
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
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
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
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
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.

Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Dashaun Phillips
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
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
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.

Brian Quick
Quick has agreed to terms on a contract with the Redskins, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

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.

Rob Kelley
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.

Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Chris Thompson
Washington has extended a second-round contract tender (worth $2.7 million) to Thompson, csnmidatlantic.com reports.

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.

Joey Mbu
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
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
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
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
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
Redskins president Bruce Allen said the team hasn't discussed trading Cousins, CSN Mid-Atlantic reports. "I can't keep up with the rumors," Allen said. "Kirk and I have talked almost a dozen times this offseason, and we get to laugh when we hear these different rumors. We haven't talked to anyone."

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.

Trent Murphy
Murphy is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs, The Washington Post reports.

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.

Suspension - Suspended until Week 5 of the 2017 season
Matthew Ioannidis
No Updates
Rufus Johnson
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
Compton (knee) was extended a restricted free agent tender by the Redskins on Wednesday, Mike Jones of The Washington Post reports.

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.

Knee - PCL - Questionable for the start of training camp
A.J. Francis
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
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
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.

Lower Leg - Questionable for the start of training camp
Pete Robertson
No Updates
Spencer Long
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
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
Galette (Achilles) is aiming to be ready for the beginning of training camp in late July, The Washington Post reports.

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.

Achilles - Questionable for the start of training camp
John Sullivan
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
Davis has signed a three-year deal to remain with Washington, ESPN.com reports.

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.

Dustin Hopkins
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
Undisclosed - Questionable for the start of training camp
No Updates
Quinton Dunbar
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.

Concussion - Questionable for the start of training camp
Kedric Golston
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.

Hamstring - Questionable for the start of training camp
Josh Evans
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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