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
95Allen, Jonathan DE6-32881/16/1995RAlabama
52Anderson, Ryan OLB6-22538/12/1994RAlabama
63Banks, Brandon DE6-32677/13/1994RNorth Carolina-Charlotte
96Bates, Houston LB6-324012/20/19903Louisiana Tech
41Blackmon, Will FS6-021210/27/198411Boston College
72Bowen, Kevin T6-93467/3/19932East Central (OK)
26Breeland, Bashaud CB5-111951/30/19924Clemson
34Brown, Mack RB5-112159/24/19912Florida
53Brown, Zach LB6-125110/23/19896North Carolina
89Carrier, Derek TE6-42447/25/19905Beloit
55Carter, Chris LB6-12404/6/19897Fresno State
68Catalina, Tyler T6-63251/24/1993RGeorgia
51Compton, Will ILB6-12359/19/19894Nebraska
8Cousins, Kirk QB6-32028/19/19886Michigan State
30Cravens, Su'a ILB6-12447/7/19952Southern California
80Crowder, Jamison WR5-91776/17/19933Duke
19Davis, Robert WR6-32174/2/1995RGeorgia State
85Davis, Vernon TE6-32441/31/198412Maryland
18Doctson, Josh WR6-220612/3/19922TCU
47Dunbar, Quinton CB6-21977/22/19923Florida
39Evans, Josh DB6-02136/5/19914Florida
22Everett, Deshazor CB6-01952/22/19923Texas A&M
54Foster, Mason ILB6-12503/1/19897Washington
69Francis, A.J. DT6-53375/7/19902Maryland
29Fuller, Kendall CB5-111962/13/19952Virginia Tech
58Galette, Junior LB6-22543/27/19887Stillman
82Garner, Manasseh TE6-22393/11/19921Pittsburgh
64Golston, Kedric (FA) DE6-43305/30/198312Georgia
14Grant, Ryan WR6-020412/19/19904Tulane
23Hall, DeAngelo FS5-1020211/19/198314Virginia Tech
13Harris, Maurice WR6-320011/11/19922California
40Harvey-Clemons, Josh LB6-42252/20/1994RLouisville
15Hazel, Matt WR6-11951/23/19922Coastal Carolina
20Holsey, Joshua DB5-111956/25/1994RAuburn
37Homer, Tevin DB6-21913/13/1995RFlorida Atlantic
90Hood, Ziggy NT6-33052/16/19879Missouri
3Hopkins, Dustin K6-220310/1/19904Florida State
98Ioannidis, Matthew DT6-33051/11/19942Temple
88Jacobs, Levern WR5-111851/9/1993RMaryland
73Jenkins, Cullen (FA) DT6-23051/20/198114Central Michigan
31Jones, Matt RB6-22393/7/19933Florida
67Kalis, Kyle G6-430212/21/1993RMichigan
20Kelley, Rob RB6-023310/3/19922Tulane
91Kerrigan, Ryan OLB6-42598/16/19887Purdue
69Kling, John T6-83287/9/19931Buffalo
74Kouandjio, Arie G6-53164/23/19923Alabama
72Lanier, Anthony DE6-62865/8/19932Alabama A&M
77Lauvao, Shawn G6-330810/26/19878Arizona State
61Long, Spencer C6-531811/8/19904Nebraska
46Marley, Nico LB5-82001/5/1995RTulane
39Marshall, Keith RB5-112222/16/19942Georgia
78Mbu, Joey DT6-33233/28/19931Houston
97McClain, Terrell DT6-23027/20/19887South Florida
12McCoy, Colt QB6-12159/5/19868Texas
92McGee, Stacy DT6-33411/17/19905Oklahoma
31Moreau, Fabian CB6-01984/9/1994RUCLA
76Moses, Morgan T6-63353/3/19914Virginia
93Murphy, Trent LB6-625912/22/19904Stanford
34Nicholson, Montae SAF6-221612/4/1995RMichigan State
24Norman, Josh CB6-020012/15/19876Coastal Carolina
79Nsekhe, Ty T6-833810/27/19853Texas State
60Painter, Vinston T6-431810/11/19893Virginia Tech
16Pascal, Zach WR6-221912/18/1994ROld Dominion
62Patrick, Ronald G6-131011/1/19911South Carolina
84Paul, Niles TE6-12428/9/19897Nebraska
32Perine, Samaje RB5-112359/16/1995ROklahoma
35Phillips, Dashaun DB5-111861/3/19913Tarleton State
73Pipkins, Ondre DT6-33212/25/1994RTexas Tech
11Pryor, Terrelle WR6-42286/20/19895Ohio State
83Quick, Brian WR6-32186/5/19896Appalachian State
17Quick, James WR6-017710/6/1994RLouisville
86Reed, Jordan TE6-22467/3/19905Florida
45Robertson, Pete LB6-224312/12/19921Texas Tech
73Roullier, Chase C6-43178/23/1993RWyoming
75Scherff, Brandon G6-531912/26/19913Iowa
 Simon, Tharold (FA) CB6-32023/6/19915LSU
94Smith, Preston OLB6-526511/17/19923Mississippi State
25Smithson, Fish DB5-11196//RKansas
50Spaight, Martrell OLB6-02438/5/19933Arkansas
87Sprinkle, Jeremy TE6-52528/10/1994RArkansas
2Sudfeld, Nate QB6-622710/7/19932Indiana
57Sundberg, Nick LS6-02567/29/19878California
36Swearinger, D.J. FS5-102059/1/19915South Carolina
99Taylor, Phillip DT6-33434/7/19884Baylor
25Thompson, Chris RB5-819110/20/19904Florida State
10Thompson, Kendal WR6-21985/14/19921Utah
20Toler, Greg (FA) DB6-01801/2/19859St. Paul's (VA)
48Trail, Lynden LB6-72773/19/19911Norfolk State
59Vigil, Zach OLB6-22403/28/19913Utah State
5Way, Tress P6-12164/18/19904Oklahoma
39Whitner, Donte (FA) SS5-102087/24/198512Ohio State
71Williams, Trent T6-53207/19/19888Oklahoma
63Williams, Isaiah T6-33065/5/19931Akron
32Wolff, Earl DB5-1120612/15/19893NC State
38Young, Lou CB6-120510/9/19912Georgia Tech
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Washington6-5320.86-3310.725.52133
 
 
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Position Listing
Vinston Painter
No Updates
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.

Levern Jacobs
No Updates
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 could take more snaps on the outside this season, Mark Bullock of The Washington Post reports.

Crowder was primarily used out of the slot last season as Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson combined to miss only one game and both drew triple-digit targets (Crowder wasn't far behind with 97). Although he still figures to man the slot in three-wide formations, Crowder may also have a regular job out wide in two-receiver sets, potentially playing ahead of 2016 first-round selection Josh Doctson. Such a role takes on added importance given how well No. 2 tight end Vernon Davis played last season, as the Redskins likely will use a lot of two-TE formations if Davis and Jordan Reed both stay healthy. At 5-foot-8, 182 pounds, Crowder has the physical profile of a pure slot specialist, but last year's marks of 12.6 yards per catch, 8.7 per target and seven touchdowns were more in line with what's expected of an outside receiver, with his excellent work after the catch playing a big part in that production. He has a clear path to improving upon last season's target total and offensive snap percentage (73.7), though his efficiency quite possibly could suffer if a higher portion of his targets were to occur near the sidelines.

Terrelle Pryor
News
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, although 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.

Montae Nicholson
News
Nicholson (shoulder) will be a limited participant at the start of training camp, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.

Nicholson is on the mend from offseason shoulder surgery. Though he'll be under some restrictions when camp opens, it's at least good news he avoided the PUP list.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for Week 1 vs. Philadelphia
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.

Nico Marley
No Updates
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
Jones reported to Redskins Park on Monday, Mike Jones of The Washington Post reports.

With Robert Kelley and Chris Thompson returning and Samaje Perine drafted in the fourth round, Jones doesn't believe he is in the team's plans for this season and thus opted to skip the voluntary offseason program. He's likely still hoping to be traded or released this summer, but he's present for the start of mandatory minicamp, as the Redskins could fine him if he didn't show up. Jones may be as low or fifth or sixth on the depth chart, possibly slotting in behind Keith Marshall and Mack Brown in addition to Kelley, Thompson and Perine.

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
No Updates
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 is a candidate for the practice squad, CSN Mid-Atlantic's Rich Tandler reports.

With Matt Jones likely to be traded or released and Rob Kelley, Samaje Perine and Chris Thompson all locks to make the team, Marshall and Mack Brown will have to compete for a roster spot that may not exist. Marshall was selected in the seventh round of last year's draft and spent his entire rookie season on injured reserve with an elbow injury, but his top-notch athleticism -- he ran a 4.31 40-yard dash at 219 pounds -- makes him an interesting long-term project to keep on the practice squad. While lacking in athletic upside, Brown likely will enter training camp ahead of Marshall on the depth chart, after playing nine games last season and ripping off a 61-yard touchdown on one of his eight carries.

Terrell McClain
News
McClain agreed to a four-year deal with the Redskins on Thursday, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning 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.

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 1 vs. Philadelphia
Jordan Reed
News
Reed landed on the PUP list Wednesday due to a big toe sprain, Mike Jones of The Washington Post reports.

In 2016, Reed tended to the fifth known concussion of his football career and an AC joint separation in his left shoulder, resulting in four absences. That number fell within the range of DNPs (2-to-7) in each of his four professional seasons, and an ailing toe is now wiping away at least the initial practices of training camp. Although the Redskins are making a precautionary decision, Reed must receive clearance in order to take the practice field.

Injury
Toe - Physically Unable to Perform
Tharold Simon
News
Simon was released by the Redskins on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Simon played in nine games for Arizona last season, though he totaled just six tackles on the season as primarily a special teams player. He'll look to catch on as a reserve with another team in 2017.

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.

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) will open Redskins training camp on the preseason Physically Unable to Perform list, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

Hall is still working his way back from a torn ACL he sustained last September, so it's not surprising that he'll remain limited when camp begins. In recognition of his advancing age and troublesome injury history, Hall agreed to restructure his contract to remain with the Redskins in 2017, but it remains to be seen how effectively he'll be able to play coming off a major setback. The Redskins likely have him pegged for a backup role at free safety after signing D.J. Swearinger to a three-year deal in March.

Injury
Knee - Physically Unable to Perform
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 Week 1 vs. Philadelphia
D.J. Swearinger
News
Swearinger appears likely to start at free safety for the Redskins this season, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. "He just looks like a safety back there," head coach Jay Gruden noted. "He has got a lot of talent. We know that he's a physical guy, but as far as coverages and breaking up things, he's got a lot of confidence and he's going to really, really emerge as a top safety not only for this team but in this league."

Swearinger signed a three-year deal with the Redskins this offseason. Washington has plenty of depth at safety, but with DeAngelo Hall coming off ACL surgery, it appears it will be Swearinger's job to lose. The 25-year-old is expected to line up alongside Su'a Cravens in the starting lineup, as the second-year man transitions from linebacker to strong safety this offseason.

Houston Bates
News
Bates (knee) will open training camp on the Redskins' preseason Physically Unable to Perform list, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

After tearing his ACL in December, it's unclear if Bates will be fully recovered by the time the regular season begins, so his placement on the PUP list doesn't come as much of a surprise. Since Bates is only a depth linebacker without much of a long-term investment from the Redskins, it wouldn't be surprising if he was a roster casualty if he doesn't demonstrate significant progress on the health front before camp concludes.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Physically Unable to Perform
Josh Harvey-Clemons
No Updates
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 Week 1 vs. Philadelphia
Chris Carter
News
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.

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
No Updates
Fabian Moreau
News
Moreau (chest) will be limited to start training camp, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.

Moreau is still in recovery from March surgery to repair a torn pectoral. The fact he avoided the PUP list suggests he could be close to returning to full strength.

Injury
Chest - Questionable for Week 1 vs. Philadelphia
Brandon Scherff
No Updates
Brandon Banks
No Updates
Ziggy Hood
News
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
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.

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
Doctson was participating in team drills by the conclusion of OTAs, ESPN's John Keim reports.

Although head coach Jay Gruden made certain that Doctson had not suffered any sort of setback in his return from a torn Achilles, the receiver was nonetheless barred from taking part in 11-on-11 work during the onset of OTAs for precautionary reasons. However, it appears the Redskins have since taken the training wheels off their 2016 first-round pick, so expect Doctson to open this week's minicamp without any physical restrictions.

Nick Sundberg
No Updates
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.

Samaje Perine
News
Perine enters training camp behind Robert Kelley on the Redskins' depth chart at running back, but the team's intention to roll with the "hot hand" in dividing carries could at times earn the rookie a substantial workload, Stephen Czarda of the Redskins' official site reports.

Perine, who was drafted in the fourth round this spring after finishing his college career as Oklahoma's all-time leading rusher, should have ample opportunity during camp to make a run at unseating Kelley for the top spot on the depth chart. Beyond Perine, none of the remaining backs the Redskins have on hand look like viable challengers to the starting role, as Chris Thompson is more of a pass-catching threat and Matt Jones was wildly disappointing in 2017 and could be on the outs for a roster spot. Fortunately for Perine, if he gets going in a given game, the Redskins are prepared to reward him with more touches, which would inevitably boost his fantasy stock. In the meantime, though, the rookie will aim to gain more familiarity with Washington's offense as camp begins.

Stacy McGee
News
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.

Jeremy Sprinkle
News
The Redskins selected Sprinkle in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 154th overall.

Sprinkle (6-foot-5, 252 pounds) is an athletically talented tight end who might have gone as high as the third round if he hadn't been cited for shoplifting shortly before his team's bowl game. With a big wingspan and 4.69 speed, Sprinkle is an interesting dynasty dart given the durability issues of Jordan Reed and Niles Paul.

Niles Paul
News
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.

Jonathan Allen
News
The Redskins selected Allen in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 17th overall.

It wasn't long ago that Allen was universally regarded as a top-five pick, but positional ambiguity and poor athletic testing complicated his projection a bit. A star pass rusher on the edge for Alabama, at this point Allen is built more like a defensive tackle (6-foot-3, 286 pounds), and certainly had the athletic testing of one. His 5.0-second 40, 30-inch vertical, 108-inch broad jump and 7.49-second three-cone are good for a defensive tackle, but not for the end position he primarily played at Alabama. But even if Allen can't play outside in the NFL, he should be a solid tackle for Washington.

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
No Updates
Ryan Grant
News
Grant worked as the No. 3 receiver ahead of 2016 first-round pick Josh Doctson during the offseason program, displaying a continued knack for route running, ESPN.com's John Keim reports. "I'm easily Ryan Grant's biggest fan," Redskins receivers coach Ike Hilliard said. "He's always been our best pure route runner out of everyone, even with Pierre and DJax here. He's been a consummate pro. He says nothing and he works all the time. He's gotten a bad rap for situations that weren't completely his fault."

While he can't match Doctson's size, speed or draft status, the 2014 fifth-round pick has an advantage in terms of familiarity with the Washington offense and route running. Grant's ability to play all three receiver spots serves him well, though the presence of Jamison Crowder means that the Redskins' No. 3 WR primarily will stick outside. The team still hopes last year's first-round selection will beat out Grant, Brian Quick and Maurice Harris in what could shape up as a true battle, after reports from earlier in the offseason essentially handed the job to Doctson.

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.

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
No Updates
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.

Brian Quick
News
Quick disappointed during offseason practices and likely will need to compete for a roster spot, Rich Tandler of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

The No. 33 overall pick in the 2012 draft, Quick enjoyed a productive stretch early in the 2014 season but otherwise failed to live up to his draft status during his five-year tenure with the Rams, eventually serving as the No. 3 wideout in a lifeless offense last season. His one-year contract with the Redskins doesn't include much guaranteed money, leaving him to compete with Maurice Harris and Ryan Grant, among others, for the fourth and fifth spots on the depth chart. Quick doesn't have much of a track record playing special teams, which could hurt his bid for a roster spot.

Rob Kelley
News
Kelley will open training camp as the Redskins' starting running back, Stephen Czarda of the Redskins' official site reports.

Kelley went from an undrafted rookie to Washington's top tailback by the end of his first season, finishing with a team-high 704 rushing yards and seven total touchdowns. In doing so, Kelley had nearly 250 more yards on the ground than his next closest teammate while averaging a commendable 4.2 yards per carry along the way. Kelley has rightfully earned his place atop the depth chart entering camp, but he'll have to outperform rookie fourth-rounder Semaje Perine during the preseason to lock down the starting role heading into Week 1. Along with entering camp with a clear edge, Kelley should benefit from transforming his body this offseason. Despite having January surgery to clean up his knee, Kelley reportedly dropped from 18 to 13 percent body fat and appeared more muscular in offseason workouts.

Chris Thompson
News
Thompson could be in line for extended reps this season, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. "I have a feeling I might get a little more this year," Thompson said. "I just see how the workouts and everything are going, when we're working together as a group."

With a budding battle between Rob Kelley and rookie Samaje Perine for the top running back spot, Thompson will quietly assume the third-down responsibilities for the Redskins in 2017. Playing on a one-year contract, the veteran will have to prove his value this season, which won't be hard to do if he continues to see increased reps on offense. Thompson is clearly the best pass catcher in the backfield and was productive last season with his reps, averaging 7.1 yards per reception and 5.2 yards per rush. If either Kelley or Perine struggles, look for Washington to rely on Thompson as a security blanket.

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.

Fish Smithson
No Updates
Mack Brown
News
Brown may not have much control over whether he makes the final roster, CSN Mid-Atlantic's Rich Tandler reports.

With Rob Kelley, Chris Thompson and Samaje Perine all locked in, Brown and Keith Marshall figure to compete for the No. 4 spot on a team that may only keep three running backs on its final roster. Brown did at least work ahead of Marshall during the offseason program, but the latter makes for a more intriguing developmental project for the practice squad thanks to his rare size/speed combination. Brown may have narrowed the gap by trimming down to six percent body fat in the offseason, but he still profiles as no better than a middling athlete for the position.

Ronald Patrick
No Updates
Lou Young
News
Young was signed by the Redskins on Wednesday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

Young appeared in six games with the Panthers last season, but recorded just one tackle. He'll compete throughout the remainder of offseason activities for a depth spot at cornerback for Washington.

Robert Davis
No Updates
Maurice Harris
News
Harris has a shot at the No. 4 receiver job, Rich Tandler of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

Harris caught on with Washington as an undrafted rookie last season, catching eight of 12 targets for 66 yards in 10 games. The team signed Brian Quick in the offseason, but it seems Harris and Ryan Grant may enter training camp ahead of the veteran on the depth chart, possibly even getting a shot to push Josh Doctson for the No. 3 job if the 2016 first-round selection struggles during camp.

Kirk Cousins
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Cousins and the Redskins failed to reach an agreement on a long-term contract prior to Monday's 4:00 PM EDT deadline, meaning he'll play a second straight season under the franchise tag, Stephen Czarda of the Redskins' official site reports.

Cousins is scheduled to earn nearly $24 million guaranteed this season, which could end up being his last with the Redskins. The signal caller will become a free agent next offseason, and with 9,083 passing yards and 63 touchdowns (54 passing, nine rushing) on his ledger the past two years, he's sure to draw heavy interest around the league. With the leverage to command even more guaranteed money next offseason, Cousins will be betting on himself once again in 2017. Although he's lost his top two receivers from last season, as well as his offensive coordinator, Cousins' motivation ahead of a massive payday makes him a player worth monitoring in both fantasy and real life.

Manasseh Garner
News
Garner was called up from the Bills' practice squad Friday.

The Bills subsequently released tight end Gerald Christian in order to make room for Garner. The 24-year-old will be making his NFL debut in Sunday's matchup with the Dolphins.

Trent Murphy
News
Murphy is officially suspended for the first four games of the 2017 regular season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances, Master Tesfatsion of The Washington Post reports.

Murphy appealed the decision but was denied. While he's still eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games, the Redskins could enter the 2017 campaign with very little depth at outside linebacker, depending on what they do in the upcoming draft, considering Junior Galette (Achilles, legal troubles) is also at risk of missing some action at the beginning of the season.

Injury
Suspension - Suspended until Week 6 vs. San Francisco
Matthew Ioannidis
No Updates
Will Compton
News
Compton (knee) signed his restricted free agent tender with the Redskins on Monday, ESPN's John Keim reports.

Compton went undrafted out of Nebraska but has developed into a valued member of the Redskins defense through his first four seasons. The 27-year-old has posted at least 95 tackles in back-to-back campaigns, including a career-best 106 stops last year, which came despite him dealing with a sprained PCL toward the end of the season. However, after not needing surgery to repair that problem, Compton should now be raring to go as he faces competition from offseason signee Zach Brown for a starting inside linebacker position this term.

Injury
Knee - PCL - Questionable for Week 1 vs. Philadelphia
Ondre Pipkins
No Updates
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.

Chase Roullier
No Updates
Ty Nsekhe
No Updates
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 Week 1 vs. Philadelphia
Pete Robertson
No Updates
Joshua Holsey
No Updates
Spencer Long
No Updates
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.

Zach Pascal
News
Pascal signed with the Redskins on Thursday.

Pascal played college ball at Old Dominion, where he recorded 233 receptions for 3,184 yards and 30 touchdowns in 49 career games. The Redskins needed some help at wide receiver after losing DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon in free agency, but they added Terrelle Pryor and are still fairly deep at the position. Pascal will need to have an impressive minicamp and preseason in order to make Washington's regular-season roster as a depth option.

Junior Galette
News
Galette (Achilles) will not be under any restrictions as training camp gets underway, JP Finlay of CSNMA reports.

Galette has missed the majority of the past two seasons with Achilles injuries, but finally appears to be healthy entering training camp. He projects to be the Redskins best pass rusher off the edge if his health is not an issue. The 29-year-old recorded 10 sacks and three forced fumbles in his last healthy season for the Saints in 2016.

Zach Brown
News
Brown will sign a contract with the Redskins on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Brown was one of the best free agent players remaining on the market. He had 149 tackles, including 4.0 sacks, and four passes defensed with the Bills last season. With the Redskins he'll compete with Mason Foster and Will Compton for one of the two starting inside linebacker positions.

James Quick
News
Quick signed with the Redskins on Thursday.

Quick played at Louisville last season, recording 45 receptions for 769 yards and six touchdowns. He'll need to be impressive in the coming months in order to earn a regular-season roster spot.

Kendal Thompson
News
Thompson (leg) was placed on the physically unable to perform list, Stephen Czarda of the Redskins' official site reports.

Thompson failed to participate in any offseason team activities due to the undisclosed leg injury and will now miss the beginning of training camp as well. While he is still able to attend team meetings and receive treatment, the 25-year-old will have to receive clearance before he can practice with the team again. The injury continues to diminish Thompson's chances of locking down a spot on the 53-man roster, given the level of competition at wideout in Washington.

Injury
Leg - Physically Unable to Perform
Vernon Davis
News
Davis led all NFL tight ends last season with 13 missed tackles forced, according to Pro Football Focus.

That statistic, which helps explain his lofty mark of 9.9 yards per target, is made all the more impressive by the fact Davis ranked 26th at the position in targets (59) and 23rd in receptions (44). His excellent work last season helps explain the Redskins' lack of interest in re-signing Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson, as the team can always rely on more two-TE formations if Josh Doctson or Terrelle Pryor disappoints. The 33-year-old Davis will enter training camp on the wrong side of fantasy relevance in most formats, but that would change in a hurry if Jordan Reed were to suffer yet another significant injury.

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.

Tyler Catalina
No Updates
Lynden Trail
No Updates
Kevin Bowen
News
Bowen injured his ankle during Wednesday's OTA, Kevin Bowen of CBS DC reports.

Bowen needed to be carted off the practice field and had an air cast placed around his ankle. While the injury isn't believed to be serious, he wasn't provided with a timeline for a return, leaving his availability for training camp very much in question.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for Week 1 vs. Philadelphia
Tevin Homer
No Updates
John Kling
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 Week 1 vs. Philadelphia
Kyle Kalis
No Updates
Kedric Golston
News
Golston (hamstring) visited with the 49ers on Friday, Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reports.

Golston, who opened the 2016 season as the Redskins' starting nose tackle but suffered a season-ending hamstring tear in Week 2, was medically cleared from the injury roughly two and a half weeks ago. This meeting with San Francisco marks the first free-agent visit of the offseason for the 33-year-old vet. The 49ers are beginning to construct a fearsome defensive line and Golston would, at the minimum, provide excellent depth and a strong veteran presence.

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.

Ryan Anderson
News
The Redskins selected Anderson in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 49th overall.

Anderson will play inside in Washington's 3-4, and he should push for a starting role right away after Su'a Cravens was moved to safety. If he can earn a three-down role, Anderson could make an IDP impact early on in his career. He wasn't a good athletic tester prior to the draft, but Anderson was a disruptive leading contributor on a dominant Alabama defense, posting nine sacks and 19 tackles for loss in 2016.

 

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