Most significant non-move: Keeping quarterback Nate Sudfeld as their No. 3 passer. Sudfeld was going to make it all along, based on several talks in recent weeks. But it's significant for one reason: It shows how the team is trying to prepare for potential life without Kirk Cousins as the starter. That's not to say they don't believe in Cousins; they do. But they also might reach a point in which his production does not warrant the contract he wants (or that the market might dictate). So the Redskins wanted a young quarterback to groom behind Cousins and Colt McCoy.
Defensive lineman Matt Ioannidis, the fifth-round pick out of Temple, was among the team's roster cuts on Saturday. The 152nd overall pick of the draft, Ioannidis struggled in his transition to NFL nose tackle and seemingly would benefit from a year on the practice squad to help his development. Ioannidis and 21 other members of the NFL's 2016 draft class got cut on Saturday for performance reasons.
Needs elsewhere determined that the Redskins would keep six linemen instead of seven. This group remains far from proven, outside of Baker, and could be the downfall of the defense. Will Golston start at nose tackle, where he worked much of the preseason, or will Hood overtake him after a strong preseason? Reyes had a quiet first camp, and needs to do better.
At 30-years-old, Forsett is a veteran player capable both of running between the tackles and catching balls out of the backfield. Only one season removed from a Pro Bowl 1,500 total-yard campaign in 2014, he could be the type of runner that McCloughan would bring to the 'Skins.
This is an imbalanced group of reserves, with one backup tackle and three backups who play in the interior. Last year they started with 10 offensive linemen; it was this same group but with G/C Josh LeRibeus on instead of Reiter and Tom Compton as an additional tackle. This group may not be done; an upgrade at center over Reiter (and possibly Lichtensteiger) could be claimed or signed as the team sorts through the lists of released players.