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In-depth chart: Receivers and tight ends

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In-depth chart: Receivers and tight ends

The Redskins 90-man offseason roster is set, at least for the time being. Its time to take a look at who they have, who will start, and who will be around when the Sept. 9 opener in New Orleans rolls around.Weve looked the the offensive backs and line. Today the wide receivers and tight ends go under the microscope.Wide receiverStarters:Pierre Garon, Leonard Hankerson
Reserves: Josh Morgan
Fighting for a job: Santana Moss, Anthony Armstrong, Terrence Austin, Brandon Banks, Aldrick Robinson, Lance Lewis, Darius Hanks, Brian HernandezWhen Mike Shanahan was asked last week who his top receivers were he rattled off Garon, Hankerson, and Morgan. The Redskins paid a lot-overpaid, some would say-to bring in Morgan from the 49ers and Garon from the Colts. Hankerson was developing into a solid option when he got injured last year.Moss is probably safe but he still has to compete. He is scheduled to make 2.65 million this year and thats a lot for the fourth wide receiver on the depth chart. But he does know the offense well and he could be of great help in breaking in rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III.Armstrongs production fell off a cliff last year after a promising rookie year in 2010. Austin has had some opportunities, but not many, to show that he deserves to stick around. Banks may have to show that he can contribute from scrimmage in addition to his kick return duties if he is going to see a third season in Washington.It would not be surprising to see Lewis make a run at a spot on the 53-man roster; his talent has been compared to that of Brandon Lloyd. Hanks didnt see much action in the passing game at Alabama so he will have to show that he can be productive in an NFL offense.Jabar Gaffney, last year's leading receiver, was released on May 1.Tight endStarter: Fred Davis
Reserve: Niles Paul, Chris Cooley
Fighting for a job: Logan Paulsen, Richard Quinn, Beau RelifordA good tight end can be a young quarterbacks best friend and the Redskins hope that Davis will fill that role for Griffin. He was one of the bright spots in a dreary offense last year until he was suspended for the final four games.Cooley could well be put into the fighting for a job category as his 3.8 million salary is hefty for a player who wont start. But Cooley, like Moss, could be kept around as an expensive luxury who could help Griffin get his feet under him. He will need to demonstrate that his knee is sound, making the offseason program key for him.It remains to be seen how well Paul will covert from wide receiver to tight end but they probably didnt move him there with the idea of cutting him. Its going to be very tough to keep four tight ends on the roster so Paulsen is going to be challenged to make it despite the fact that hes the best blocking tight end on the roster.

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Redskins announce list of 26 players who did not travel for Buccaneers game

Redskins announce list of 26 players who did not travel for Buccaneers game

TAMPA — The Redskins did not bring the entire team to Tampa for their preseason game tonight.

A total of 26 players, most of the team’s starters and top reserves, stayed back in Washington.

They were not going to play in the game, which was rescheduled from tomorrow to tonight.

RELATED: REDSKINS VS. BUCCANEERS LIVE BLOG

Here are the players who did not make the trip:

  • 8 QB Kirk Cousins
  • 11 WR DeSean Jackson
  • 20 CB Greg Toler
  • 23 S DeAngelo Hall
  • 24 CB Josh Norman
  • 25 RB Chris Thompson
  • 26 CB Bashaud Breeland
  • 30 S David Bruton Jr.
  • 31 RB Matt Jones
  • 51 LB Will Compton
  • 54 LB Mason Foster
  • 61 G Spencer Long
  • 64 NT Kedric Golston
  • 71 T Trent Williams
  • 73 DE Ziggy Hood
  • 75 G Brandon Scherff
  • 76 T Morgan Moses
  • 77 G Shawn Lauvao
  • 78 C Kory Lichtensteiger
  • 80 WR Jamison Crowder
  • 85 TE Vernon Davis
  • 86 TE Jordan Reed
  • 88 WR Pierre Garçon
  • 91 LB Ryan Kerrigan
  • 92 DE Chris Baker
  • 94 LB Preston Smith

 

None of the names on the list is particularly surprising with the possible exception of Hood.

He has likely earned a roster spot but his inclusion in the group getting the night off was not expected. We will keep an eye on his situation as we move towards Week 1.

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Redskins vs. Buccaneers Live Updates: Week 4 score, stats, highlights

Redskins vs. Buccaneers Live Updates: Week 4 score, stats, highlights

The Washington Redskins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers kick off Week 4 of the NFL preseason with a rainsoaked matchup on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay.

The game was moved up a day early because of incliment weather and early updates indicate the game is still on, for now.

CSN Mid-Atlantic is providing live udpates from the Redskins vs. Buccaneers game with the latest scores, stats, highlights, weather updates and quarter-by-quarter summaries. 

RELATED: WHAT TO WATCH FOR IN REDSKINS VS. BUCS

PREGAME: 

5:30 p.m. — The official kickoff time is set for 8:00 p.m. The radar in Tampa Bay doesn't look to good just two hours out.

5:40 p.m. — Rookie quarterback Nate Sudfeld is getting the start for the Redskins tonight. Having played his college career in Big Ten country, 'a little rain' isn't a concern.

6:10 p.m. — Oh the joys of television ... and cannons. CSNMA Insider JP Finlay still has some things to get used to. 

6:20 p.m. — The game is still on as planned, although the torrential downpour in Tampa could potentially force game officials to end the game at the half. 

6:40 p.m. — The final preseason game is, for many teams, the final audition for fringe players. As such, 26 Redskins players did not make the trip to Tampa. Kirk Cousins, Jordan Reed, DeAngelo Hall, Trent Williams and Pierre Garcon are just few of the stars who will be watching the Buccaneers' game on TV. 

7:20 p.m. — Weather update: THERE IS A LOT OF RAIN.

8:00 p.m. — OK, it's apparently time to play football, which may be a difficult task to carry out tonight. If you're in the neighborhood of Raymond James Stadium, there are plenty of seats still available. 

FIRST QUARTER:

8:10 p.m. — The Redskins receive to start the game. Nate Sudfeld is in at QB. Robert Kelley starts at RB with Rashad Ross and Maurice Harris at WR. Logan Paulsen gets the start at TE.

8:15 p.m. — A healthy dose of Robert Kelley to start. He has been mighty impressive in the preseason. WIll he play another series? He probably shouldn't. A position on the roster is all but locked up. The Redskins rushing game looked fairly poor this preseason aside from Kelley.

8:17 p.m. — Redskins first drive stalls. Dustin Hopkins connects on a 47-yard FG. 3-0 Redskins. 

Scoring drives:

First quarter

FG Hopkins 47

Drive: 10 plays, 46 yards, 5:36

Drive summary: This drive took place almost all on the ground. It was mostly Robert Kelley, who carries five times for 30 yards. But Mack Brown also kicked in two for 13 yards. It added up them getting close enough for Hopkins to split the uprights.

Redskins 3, Bucs 0      

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SECOND QUARTER:

8:40 p.m. — Mack Brown wants a spot on the roster. The Florida Gators running back ran 60 yards for a TD on the first series of the second quarter. 10-0.

8:45 p.m. — Mack Brown doin' work. 

8:50 p.m. — Conventional wisdom suggested that the Redskins running back position would work itself out by the end of the preseason. But as of now it looks like the team could keep Matt Jones, Chris Thompson, Rob Kelley and Mack Brown. 

8:55 p.m. — Redskins force a turnover. Deshazor Everett deflected a pass from QB Ryan Griffin and Duke Ihenacho made the grab before the ball hit the ground. 

9:05 p.m. — More from Mack Brown. Another big run has Brown at 130 yards on 12 carries. 

9:10 p.m. — The fourth game of the preseason is importnat for a lot of reasons. It takes a few games for the catering staff to get on point, too.

9:20 p.m. — Mack Brown's dad made the trip and battled the elements to watch his son have a big first half. His reward? The touchdown ball. 

Second quarter

Brown 60 run (Hopkins kick)

Drive: 2 plays, 57 yards, 0:58

Drive summary: This was Mack Brown’s show. He lost three yards on first down but on the next play he took the handoff, went off of left guard, broke a few tackles, and outran the defense to the end zone.

Redskins 10, Bucs 0    

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Grant 38 pass from Cousins (Hopkins kick)

Drive: 6 plays, 18 yards, 2:22

Drive summary: The Redskins got a short field to work with when Deshazor Everett tipped a pass and Duke Ihenacho picked it off, returning it to the Bucs 18. Robert Kelly ran for six, six, and six yards but after two incomplete passes Hopkins came in for the short field goal.

Redskins 13, Bucs 0    

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THIRD QUARTER: REDSKINS 13, BUCCANEERS 0

9:40 p.m. — Roberto Aguayo, the standout Florida State kicker drafted by the Buccaneers in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft, drills a 50-yard field goal to start the third. His preseason has been disastrous up until now. This is a sign things are trending up.

9:50 p.m. — Redskins fire back. Nate Sudfeld finds Rashad Ross fading to the corner of the end zone. Ross hauls in the catch and slides six yarss on his knees in the back of the end zone. 20-3.

10:00 p.m. — Not much to report. We did miss this from earlier. Mike Glennon still has a lot to work on. Woof.

Third quarter

FG Aguayo 50

Drive: 12 plays, 43 yards, 4:37

Drive summary: A pass from Ryan Griffin to Jonathan Krause for 17 yards into Redskins territory. A few plays later the Bucs faced fourth and two at the 36 and Griffin threw to Bernard Reedy for five yards and the first. The drive stalled there and Aguayo came in and got his kick just over the crossbar.

Redskins 13, Bucs 3    

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Ross 13 pass from Sudfeld (Hopkins kick)

Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 4:39

Drive summary: The drive got jump-started when on third and four at the 31 when Sudfeld tossed one to T.J. Thorpe who got away from an attempted tackled and scampered down the sideline for 41 yards to the Bucs 28. Then Kelly powered for 11 yards to the 17. On third and six at the 13, Sudfeld showed some good touch on a pass to Rashad Ross in the corner of the end zone. He made the grab for the touchdown.

Redskins 20, Bucs 3    

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FOURTH QUARTER: REDSKINS 20, BUCCANEERS 3

10:10 p.m.— Sudfeld still in the game. Mack Brown is clearly the game's biggest story. The defense has looked solid too, but that may not mean much given the circumstances. But alas, a strong performance thus far.

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Tropical storm pouring down rain in Tampa as game time approaches for Redskins (VIDEO)

Tropical storm pouring down rain in Tampa as game time approaches for Redskins (VIDEO)

TAMPA - It's no secret that bad weather is hitting Tampa this week. In fact, the Redskins and Buccaneers moved up their fourth and final preseason game from Thursday night to Wednesday night in an effort to get in front of the pending tropical weather. While the schedule change may help the teams avoid the nastiest parts of the storm, plenty of bad weather has already moved into Tampa.

From CSN photographer Mitch Tischler live at Raymond James Stadium:

A different view - looking over Tampa Bay:

As of 1 p.m., there are no plans in place to cancel the game, and some of the football operations people involved believe that the game will be fine as the bands of rain space out. Lightning and flooding could lead to a cancellation, however, either before the game or once the action stars.

Stay tuned.