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Post-draft Redskins depth chart review--Offense

Post-draft Redskins depth chart review--Offense

Here is a look at how the Redskins’ depth chart stacks up after last week’s NFL draft. Today we examine the offense; we’ll survey the defensive side of the ball later in the week.

(Note: Since undrafted free agent signings have not been announced by the team they will not be included in this post.)


Starter: Robert Griffin III
Reserves: Kirk Cousins, Colt McCoy

The only question here is if they keep two or three quarterbacks. If it’s two, McCoy is out.

Wide receiver

Starters: Pierre Garçon, DeSean Jackson
Reserves: Andre Roberts, Santana Moss, Leonard Hankerson, Aldrick Robinson, Ryan Grant, Nick Williams

Besides Roberts, the backups here are very much in flux. It would not be shocking to see any of them make the 53 and it would not be all that surprising to see any of them get cut. The team will almost certainly sign a few college and/or veteran free agents here for OTAs and training camp.

Tight end

Starter: Jordan Reed
Reserves: Logan Paulsen, Niles Paul, Ted Bolser

They kept four tight ends last year. Paul’s special teams prowess made it an easy decision. Bolser will have to fight his way onto the roster the same way.

Running back

Starters: Alfred Morris, Darrel Young
Reserves: Roy Helu, Evan Royster, Chris Thompson, Lache Seastrunk

This will be an interesting situation. Morris is the clear starter but Gruden prefers a quicker, faster running back. Helu, Thompson, and Seastrunk all fit that description to one degree or another. There could be a competition for both roster spots and perhaps the starting job that goes in to 2015.

Offensive line

Starters: Trent Williams, Shawn Lauvao, Kory Lichtensteiger, Chris Chester, Tyler Polumbus
Reserves: Tom Compton, Morgan Moses, Mike McGlynn, Adam Gettis, Josh LeRibeus, Maurice Hurt, Spencer Long, Kevin Kowalski, Tevita Stevens

The only reserve tackles here are Compton and Moses; they might shed some inside reserves to pick up more at tackle. Besides Williams and probably Lauvao the starting jobs are up for grabs. The only reserves who seem to be assured of a roster spot are Long, Moses and McGlynn. Training camp should be fun for fans of offensive line play.

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Redskins' Doug Williams presents a special jersey to family of Jim Vance

Redskins' Doug Williams presents a special jersey to family of Jim Vance

On July 22, legendary D.C. broadcaster Jim Vance died at the age of 75.

During the first day of training camp on Thursday, Washington Redskins VP of player personnel Doug Williams, presented NBC4 sports reporter Carol Maloney with a gift for Vance's family.


The gesture by the Redskins was one filled with much respect for the award-winning anchor.

Vance was a staple for many D.C. locals, being a full-time anchor since 1972 for NBC4. 

Last summer, Vance revealed he had been diagnosed with cancer but never stopped working. 

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LIVE Redskins training camp practice report: Day 1

LIVE Redskins training camp practice report: Day 1

RICHMOND—The Redskins took the field for their first practice of the season. Jordan Reed is missing as was the usual stifling heat at the Bon Secours training center.It's warm but the humidity is down from the normal late-July sauna here. 

Here are my observations from practice as it unfolds. Come back and refresh often for the latest:

—Jamison Crowder still appears to be the No. 1 punt returner. Also fielding kicks off of the leg of Tress Way were Maurice Harris, Chris Thompson, and Will Blackmon. 

—The Redskins are practicing without pads per collective bargaining rules. A few are wearing shells. 

—New tight end EJ Bibbs just introduced himself to Vernon Davis as they were getting ready for some individual drills. Reminds me of a few year ago when a just acquired player was participating in stretching and they brought his contract out onto the field for him to sign. He wouldn’t have been able to practice otherwise. 

—Kirk Cousins just acknowledged a fan lined up near the sideline. ‘How’s it going, Derrick?” Derrick’s friends were properly impressed. 

—Maurice Harris showed good form in catching a Cousins pass over the middle against no defense. Nothing spectacular but but a good job reaching forward to pull in a pass that was ahead of him. 

—Harris with another nice catch, this time guarded over the middle by Will Blackmon. He is off to a good start in competing for playing time.

—Torian Gray is admonishing his defensive backs to “wake up, wake up.” On one rep he wanted Tevin Homer to “drive to the ball.”

—It looked like Josh Doctson had a step on Bashaud Breeland on a deep pass but the CB recovered and knocked the pass away. 

—A few plays later Doctson got deep again, this time against Quinton Dunbar. This time the CB couldn’t catch up and Doctson hauled in the pass.

—In the early going in 11 on 11, Will Compton and Mason Foster are the inside LBs with the first team and Joey Mbu is at nose tackle. Both situations could change over the course of the next few weeks. 

—Nice cut by Keith Marshall on a run around right end. He planted his foot and cut upfield with some serious burst. He’s a dark horse when it comes to making the roster but I’m keeping an eye on him. 

—Cousins with a dart to Terrelle Pryor along the sideline. A sharp and accurate throw. 

—Rain is approaching but it should hold off until practice is over. Meanwhile, the clouds and breeze are cooling things down. Nobody is complaining.  

—Pryor was assigned to block Josh Norman on a running play. Norman made a business decision not to contest the block and there was light contact as Norman backed down the field.

—Rookie Robert Davis made a solid back-shoulder catch on the sideline. I’m not sure if Colt McCoy intended for the pass to be back shoulder but that was where it went and Davis reached to make the grab. 

—What was that? Nate Sudfeld heaved one downfield to nobody in particular. Kendall Fuller got an easy interception, his second of the day. 

—That is from Richmond for today. Come on back tomorrow, we’ll do it again.