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Roster Battles 2.0: Wide Receivers

Did Aldrick Robinson make the roster Saturday night?
Did Aldrick Robinson make the roster Saturday night?

Another week passes as we look at one of the most highly contested positions for the Redskins. The Bears game turned out to be a better measuring sticks for many of the wide receivers trying to grab spot than last week's Bills game. This week's Saturday afternoon match up against the Colts could be make or break for some of these young receivers.

Pierre Garcon (NC/10): Garcon didn't do anything special on Saturday with two catches for 13 yards. Perhaps he's set for a big day versus his old team this week?

Santana Moss (UP/9): It was fun to see Santana in the slot and you could see how he could be a valuable asset this year. The veteran caught one pass for 16 yards this week.

Leonard Hankerson (NC/7): Hank wasn't targeted much but had a solid 11 yard catch in the first half. He seems to be a target Robert Griffin III is increasingly comfortable with.

Josh Morgan (DOWN/6): Morgan was MIA on Saturday but still has a solid grip on a roster spot for this season.

Aldrick Robinson (UP/5): Robinson had a phenomenal night in Chicago and really helped his hopes of overtaking a roster spot with six catches for 104 yards and a touchdown. Robinson also received an opportunity to return a kick, but only had a 14 yard return.

Dezmon Briscoe (UP/5): Briscoe showed what he could do as a big target on Saturday. The former Buccaneer caught three passes for 51 yards and registered a touchdown. If Briscoe continues to rise, some familiar names may be on the outside looking in.


Brandon Banks (DOWN/4): The curious case of Brandon Banks continues. As Ken Meringolo texted me Saturday night, is there anything more predictable than a Banks preseason touchdown return? Despite the return Banks did not contribute at all in the passing game and also fumbled a return (he lead the NFL last year). If Banks really does have to make this team as a receiver then he didn't help himself on Saturday.

Anthony Armstrong (DOWN/3): AAA's hopes seem to be dwindling as he just can't get on the field to produce this preseason. Armstrong will have to have big nights in the next two games to come back for a third year as a Redskin.

Terrence Austin (DOWN/2): Austin had a big preseason last year, but he seems to be struggling a bit this year. He had one catch for 11 yards and returned two kicks averaging 25 yards. Austin is another guy going into two make or break games over the next two weeks.