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You, too, can get the 411 on the Redskins

You, too, can get the 411 on the Redskins

I've been using tool to help analyze the Washington Redskins roster and sort out who's who. It's an Excel spreadsheet that I have cleverly named "Redskins Spreadsheet".

There's no point in keeping such a great resource to myself, so I'm going to make it available to any and all Redskins fans who want it.

I actually hijacked the spreadsheet from a friend of mine who is a Steelers fan. It has a ton of details about each player and it's sortable by each column. So, if you want to sort the roster to see who's the oldest, heaviest, tallest, or sort by position, or any other way, you can do it at the click of a mouse.

There's also a tab with a depth chart (unofficial, of course), one with a variety of stats about the roster such as a breakdown of how many current Redskins were drafted in each round and how many players the team has at each position.

There's a schedule tab that will become much more useful when the games start, one with the current coaching staff (can't tell your coaches without a scorecard these days), and another that has the 2007 individual stats. When the season starts, of course, this one will be replaced with the '08 stats.

I'm working on a salary cap chart and a few other features that will roll out between now and the start of the season. But I figure that it's useful to the average hard-core Redskins fan as it is, so there's no point in waiting until it's perfect before I share it.

It's in Excel '97 so that version or higher will be needed to get the most out of it. You also can open and view it on Open Office, but it won't be sortable and the formatting will be off a bit.

It's simple to get the spreadsheet and updates as they become available. Just shoot me your email at rich.tandler+sheet@gmail.com.

This is not an automated system, so be sure to include your email in the body of the message. Of course, I won't use your email address for any purpose other than to send you the spreadsheet. And if you decide you don't want to get it any more just let me know.

I'll send out updates once or twice between now and training camp and then weekly from the start of camp through the end of the season.

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Redskins promote CB Phillips from practice squad, waive Bruton Jr. and Clausell

Redskins promote CB Phillips from practice squad, waive Bruton Jr. and Clausell

The Redskins made a roster move just before departing for Arizona to play the Cardinals.

They signed cornerback Dashaun Phillips from the practice squad and cut offensive tackle Blaine Clausell. The Redskins also waived safety David Bruton Jr. off of injured reserve.

Phillips was the Redskins’ nickel corner for the first three games of the season, and he made four tackles and recovered a fumble. But they moved rookie Kendall Fuller up into the slot corner role in Week 4 and Phillips spent several weeks on the inactive list before being waived on November 12 and added to the practice squad three days later.

The moves became known after Redskins coach Jay Gruden had spoken to the media for the day so we can only speculate as to the reasoning behind them. Actually, the release of Clausell isn’t hard to figure out. He was signed after Trent Williams started his four-game suspension and with Williams set to return on Monday and the other options at backup tackle healthy there was no point in keeping him around.

Phillips is likely going to Arizona as an insurance policy. The Cardinals like to spread the field with a lot of wide receivers. They will want to have five cornerbacks active. They do have Josh Norman, Bashaud Breeland, Fuller, Quinton Dunbar, and Greg Toler. But Breeland is listed as questionable with an ankle injury and they Redskins don’t want to take any chance of being caught short-handed at cornerback if he suffers a setback. That’s especially true when they don’t need to bring an extra tackle along.

Depending on how things shake out injury-wise against the Cardinals there is a good chance that we could see Phillips on the waiver wire once again as a roster spot will be needed for Williams.

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Redskins-Cardinals injury report: Reed out, seven questionable

Redskins-Cardinals injury report: Reed out, seven questionable

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Out

TE Jordan Reed (shoulder)—The word heroic is thrown around too often when talking about what athletes do, in light if what, say, first responders do every day. But Reed playing in the second half out of the Dallas game with a third-degree AC joint sprain certainly was remarkable. But Gruden said that Reed won’t have sufficient range of motion in the shoulder or range of motion to be able to go against the Cardinals.

DE Anthony Lanier (leg)—The reserve lineman missed the second half of the Dallas game with a leg contusion. Gruden said he was kicked in the lower leg against the Cowboys and the swelling is still an issue.

Questionable

LS Nick Sundberg (back)—He tweaked his back in the weight room before the Packers game and missed that game and the one against the Cowboys. He was a full go in practice all week and will return against the Cardinals.

G Brandon Scherff (ankle)—He has been limited in practice during the week but it seems certain that he will go against the Cardinals.

T Ty Nsekhe (ankle)—Ditto comment on Scherff above.

CB Bashaud Breeland (ankle)—He suffered the injury in practice this week and he was limited in practice on Thursday.

RB Chris Thompson (illness)—He was limited in practice during the week but he said in the locker room he will have his usual role on Sunday.

Also questionable for the Redskins: ILB Terence Garvin (shoulder) and DE Ricky Jean Francois (knee)

Cardinals

Check back for the Cardinals injury update after they release their report later this afternoon.