Bubble Boy: A Look at the Redskins WR Hopefuls

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Here's an updated chart with the nine Redskins wide receivers that are left on the 75-man roster and their stats through 3 pre-season games. I've put them in order based on what I think is a fairly accurate guesstimation of the depth chart. John Keim is adamant about Devin Thomas being a bubble candidate to get cut, which I just don't believe (or am scared too). It's a shame that a kid with his hands and physical skills cannot be coached up into not only as a starter, but also worthy of a roster spot!

If Devin were to be cut, we know a team would pick him up immediately, so why wouldn't the Redskins trade him for a pick when they could the last week or two? Thomas is the tallest WR on the roster, and if Shanahan kept Malcolm Kelly around, why wouldn't he keep Devin? The former 2nd round pick is on this team barring an injury in Arizona.

Pre-Season Stats Thru 3 Games Height Rec Yds Avg. Lng TD FUM/Lost
Santana Moss (89) 5'10 6 121 20.2 29 0 0
Anthony Armstrong (13) 5'11 7 101 14.4 45 1 0
Joey Galloway (84) * 5'11 3 29 9.7 20 0 0
Roydell Williams (87) 6'0 6 64 10.6 21 0 0
Devin Thomas (11) * 6'2 4 75 18.6 44T 1 1/0
Terrence Austin (18) * 5'11 5 52 10.1 17 0 0
Bobby Wade (19) * 5'10 4 59 14.7 21 0 0
Brandon Banks (16) * 5'7 3 64 21.3 29 0 1/1
Shay Hodge (80) ** 6'2 0 0 0 0 0 0


The Redskins are likely keeping six WRs, so that leaves in my eyes Bobby Wade and Terrence Austin vying for a roster spot. None of these players have stood out on Special Teams except for Anthony Armstrong, so Thursday night really is a make or break night. The Redskins need a speedster should Moss get hurt (or suspended), so that really opens the door for Austin.

Note: A player has an asterisk for the number of games they did not play.

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