TEs on roster: Chris Cooley, Fred Davis, Logan Paulsen, Richard Quinn, Beau Reliford, Projected final roster: Chris Cooley, Fred Davis, Niles Paul. Not only was he outmatched in terms of skill during the preseason, but he had a fumble that Mike Shanahan was visibly angry with. At this point, Roy Helu is the favorite by default, simply because he received a bulk of the carries last year; and his pass-blocking wasn't shameful. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. With Brown out, rookie Tom Compton had a chance to make the roster and add some depth at right tackle. It seems as if defensive ends in 3-4 schemes never get nearly the amount of credit they deserve. But because of Cousins' inexperience, Grossman is almost a guaranteed insurance policy at the No. Since signing with the Redskins this offseason, Meriweather has already racked up a DUI and pled guilty. And for all fans over the age of 25, well, this season is probably just as damn exciting. The Redskins linebacking corps is arguably one of their deepest. His accuracy, while not perfect, seems to develop from a lack of consistency. Unfortunately, nagging injuries to his hip and groin are threatening his roster spot all together. Albeit early, both second-year man Brandyn Thompson and free-agent signee Cedric Griffin have struggled in camp thus far. Despite having the opportunity to compete for a spot at the inside linebacker position, Goff tore his ACL during practice and will be forced to miss the season. We present them here for purely educational purposes. For a team that has gone through the turmoil of Albert Haynesworth, Jeff George and Steve Spurrier, anyone that believes a serious turnaround and playoff football will happen overnight in Washington might as well make a wish in some other fountain. He did twist his knee in practice on Monday (July 30) after getting steamrolled by Rob Jackson, but MRI results are pending. Apparently the NFL lockout caused The Silverback to smoke some green on more than one occasion. Riley is a solid tackler and plays physically with good read-and-react skills. For each and every transaction, this link will be used as the only news source. But there will be a fight this summer in camp to see which of them is actually at their best. As a late-round rookie, Neild did perform well when on the field, and I would think he's the favorite to backup Cofield again this season. That being said, I would look for the Redskins to side with playmakers this season—guys that have speed, size and the ability to make a play after the catch. The undrafted free agent from East Carolina was one of favorite rookies coming into this season. Unfortunately for Brown, his nagging hip injury didn't get any better with offseason yoga and pilates. The Redskins released Graham Gano in order to make room for the recently released Billy Cundiff. After missing the final four games of last year for violating the league's substance abuse policy, Davis was hit with the franchise tag and basically told by the team to prove he can be a responsible professional. Copyright © 2000-2021 Sports Reference LLC. Given the green light to take a quarterback's head off on every play, the Redskins don a pretty solid duo. OCs on roster: Will Montgomery, Grant Garner, Erik Cook. The only concern regarding Williams is his injury-plagued background—he plays about 11 games per year on average. Williams has since expressed his regret and says that he has learned from his mistakes. He showed some tenacity last year and also has the ability to come in and play at guard. The Patriots prefer to slowly reintegrate players coming off major injuries in a platoon-type role. And while Willie Smith continues to nurse a twisted knee (current diagnosis, pre-MRI), Compton still has a slight shot. In my opinion, Garner and fellow rookie Adam Gettis fight for a roster spot (despite being at different positions), and it ultimately comes down to how many positions they can play on the line. Since before the rookie was even signed to his deal, head coach Mike Shanahan made it clear that Robert Griffin III was the Redskins' starting quarterback. After watching Josh Wilson come into his own near the end of last year, all eyes will be on him this season to become the team's No. Hurt may be natural at the guard position, but he could also serve as an emergency fill-in at right tackle. And given that his pass-rushing skills could improve, he has the potential to be very good in just a few short years. As of August 1, Redskins insider Chris Russell has reported that results from Brown's MRI have not yet been released. But Jackson's athletic and physical ability give him the edge this year. Visit ESPN to view the Washington team roster for the current season They'll need to step it up in practice and make plays come preseason games. After lacking playmakers last season, the Redskins made it their mission to go out this offseason and correct it. Signed as an unrestricted free agent, Kehl was a long shot to make the roster to begin with. Perhaps the rookie was thought to be a practice squad guy this season, but showing up in practice gives coaches enough to find him a spot on the roster at a position that isn't exactly deep. On the other side, Chris Chester reigns supreme at the position. Barring some unfortunate injury during the preseason, we can all expect free agents Pierre Garcon and Josh Morgan to make the roster. John Keim of the Washington Examiner has confirmed that wide receiver Brandon Banks will make the Washington Redskins' 2012 roster.. Because he's one of the healthier starting linemen on the roster, the right guard spot is absolutely his to lose. The injury news surrounding Steiger isn't nearly as alarming as that of Jammal Brown, but Shanahan has made it clear that he will likely take a cautious approach and keep Steiger down through the preseason.  (Schedule and Results), Playoffs:Lost Wild Card 14-24 vs. Seattle Seahawks, Other Notable Asst. One aspect of the secondary that many aren't focusing on—or perhaps I'm placing too much emphasis on it—is the fact that the team has hired Raheem Morris as their new defensive backs coach. Jenkins was a rookie last year that was lost for the season before ever playing his first regular season game. The rookie from Louisiana Tech was a camp project and long-shot from the beginning. Continuing to defy the laws of the human body, the ageless London Fletcher returns to the Redskins as one of the most underrated linebackers in the league. As mentioned before, Brandon Banks must bring something more to the table this year if he plans on making the team. BOSTON, MA – Curt Schilling, whose legendary bloody sock is synonymous with the historic 2004 World Championship, heads the 2012 class of inductees into the Red Sox Hall of Fame. NTs on roster: Barry Cofield, Chris Baker, Truck Neild, Projected final roster: Barry Cofield, Truck Neild. With Cooley slowing down physically and the jury still out on whether or not Fred Davis can conduct himself as an adult, this season will be crucial for Niles Paul and his future with the Redskins. And while the Redskins are in desperate need of help on the right side, guys like Willie Smith and Tyler Polumbus were still way ahead of Lee. But he joined too late to have a legitimate chance. But on Monday (July 30), Lichtensteiger underwent arthroscopic surgery on that same knee to remove cartilage particles. Or write about sports? WRs on roster: Anthony Armstrong, Terrence Austin, Brandon Banks, Pierre Garcon, Leonard Hankerson, Darius Hanks, Sam Kirkland, Lance Lewis, Josh Morgan, Santana Moss, Niles Paul, Aldrick Robinson, Dezmon Briscoe, Projected starters: Santana Moss, Pierre Garcon, Josh Morgan, Offseason additions: Pierre Garcon, Darius Hanks, Brian Hernandez, Sam Kirkland, Lance Lewis, Josh Morgan, Dezmon Briscoe, Roster cuts: Brian Hernandez, Kelvin Bolden, Projected final roster: Terrence Austin, Pierre Garcon, Leonard Hankerson, Josh Morgan, Santana Moss, Aldrick Robinson, Brandon Banks. Davis was one of the team's sole offensive playmakers last season, and there's no denying his talent. Redskins Nation should be extremely excited for this young man. Washington Redskins players listed alphabetically or numerically. Although fans and coaches clearly saw the importance of Stephen Bowen and Adam Carriker last season, the opposition didn't seem to show them much respect. 1 cover-corner (which he already is, based on talent). Nick Sunberg is Nick Sundberg. The Redskins were thought to be lucky enough to sign undrafted free agent Chase Minnifield this summer, but a nagging knee injury has since landed him on the IR. If Brown can't go, second-year man Willie Smith is likely next in line. Although Shanahan would probably like Gano to win the job, no one should anticipate any exceptions. Where at one time I predicted him as a member of the practice squad, Crawford is continuing to prove me stupid. This season, with a year of experience under his belt and ample time to better learn the position, Kerrigan is expected to have a big year. That transition, however, really couldn't have gone much smoother. And I love it. John I. Taylor, who owned the Red Sox and conceived and named Fenway Park, will also be enshrined, posthumously, in ceremonies at Fenway Park August 3. All rights reserved. Are you a Stathead, too? The following list of Redskins transactions starts in late July, following the finalization of Robert Griffin III's contract with the team. For any fan under the age of 25, this season is undoubtedly the most exciting and highly-anticipated season of Washington Redskins football you've ever been a part of. This season will be about the growth of a franchise that has the potential to be something great over the course of the next few years. In a radio interview that I heard personally, Wilson admitted that the lack of offseason last year really stumped his ability to grasp the defense. He has the veteran experience for the whole unit to learn from, and he's a leader in the locker room. RBs on roster: Antwon Bailey, Lennon Creer, Tristan Davis, Tim Hightower, Roy Helu, Evan Royster, Alfred Morris, Darrel Young, Dorson Bryce, Offseason additions: Antwon Bailey, Lennon Creer, Alfred Morris, Dorson Bryce, Projected final roster: Roy Helu, Evan Royster, Tim Hightower, Darrel Young. The fourth-year vet had a slim chance of making a thin secondary, but injury and the emergence of Richard Crawford was enough to make Trent a part of first cuts. This comes following an impressive performance in Wednesday's preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Showcasing his overall athleticism, Banks made a 47-yard catch, a 43-yard run, and a 22-yard punt return. Again, adding depth along the offensive line was a free agent's best shot on the Redskins roster. While hamstrings aren't necessarily the most forgiving injury, Young is expected to be okay. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. After spending all nine seasons of his NFL career in Washington, Cooley was released on Tuesday. Over the past several years, Reed Doughty has found himself on the Redskins roster regardless of scheme, coach or coordinator. Although both seem positioned to make the roster, neither are guaranteed. 2012 Washington Redskins football team scores, roster and statistics. You can see Cooley's statement here, from right after the news was handed down. I was never as high on Reliford as most others, simply because I refused to fall in love solely with his size. But when you look at his overall reliability and durability, in addition to his cap hit this season, Brown is a very expensive liability. After he cleared waivers, Minnifield hit the injured reserve list because the Redskins didn't want to rush back a young man with a blown knee. But that's not counting out Chris Baker. (via insider Chris Russell, @Russellmania980). In addition to the following players being waived/cut, the Redskins traded cornerback Kevin Barnes to the Detroit Lions for a conditional draft pick and right tackle Jammal Brown was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list. The Redskins — the same Redskins who signed Albert Haynesworth for $100 million — threw ... and they have a roster that is 90 percent set with players that … Morgan is returning from an injury last season in San Francisco, but the Redskins have big plans of using him as a slot receiver. That is, of course, barring the unexpected. A franchise quarterback has finally arrived; offensive playmakers are beginning the climb to their prime, and the defense is becoming a solid unit from the trench back. From strictly an athleticism and size standpoint, I think the spot would go to Gettis. Not to say his position doesn't matter, but it sure is uneventful. And worst case scenario, veteran Tyler Polumbus is a decent fill-in at right tackle. So far this offseason, Jenkins appears to have restored his explosiveness, and we all have a reason (once again) to be very excited. Truck Neild was somewhat of a surprise keep last season when it came down to roster cuts. All logos are the trademark & property of their owners and not Sports Reference LLC. He may not change the landscape of the position, but he was atop the Redskins' list when it came to UFAs. Whether it be middle linebacker or inside linebacker, Fletcher is a reliable force. Before his injury, Shanahan praised Jenkins for his work in camp/practice, and some were even labeling him the team's most talented defensive lineman. In addition to the following players being waived/cut, the Redskins traded cornerback Kevin Barnes to the Detroit Lions for a conditional draft pick and right tackle Jammal Brown was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Likely positioned as the Redskins starting tight end is Fred Davis. Orakpo spoke earlier this week about learning something on every play in practice because even though he can't hit the quarterback, he goes through a mental rep and strategizes about where to put his hands, where to tackle, how to detect if a tomahawk is necessary, etc. And finally, bringing up the rear, is probably my favorite story of the entire offseason. Redskins Cuts 2012: 9 Players Reportedly Cut With Deadline Looming By Matt Brigidi The Washington Redskins have reportedly cut nine players on Monday in order to close in on the league mandated roster limit of 75 players by 4 p.m., ET Monday afternoon. Rookie Keenan Robinson was more of a natural fit at outside linebacker in college, but I see him best-suited as an inside guy in the NFL. Things won't be easy for the young man, but his future appears bright. Meriweather is a two-time Pro Bowler with valuable NFL experience, but his attitude and work ethic raise some concern. Throughout camp so far, Williams looks to have returned to midseason form from a year ago, and I expect him to really take off this season and place his name on the list of some the league's best young tackles. the official stats partner of the NFL. However, Royster appears to understand the system, and his hard running style is likely making Shanahan giddy. Veteran Santana Moss is said to have reported to camp in the best shape of his career. Therefore, having starters go down or experience setbacks is not a pretty picture. ... 2012, 9:05am EDT / new. Hall will continue his gambling playmaking ways this season, but coaches may prefer to line him up at the nickel in order to better showcase his talents. Situationally? DeAngelo Hall remains the Redskins' highest-paid defensive back, although many question his ability to cover opposing receivers. 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