The fourth pre-season game throughout the league typically carves out the bottom of a team’s roster. A few of the players playing are already guaranteed a roster spot, some are in the midst of a critical roster battle, some are competing to be seen by other teams, while others are just living out the final days of a childhood dream. Redskins’ receivers Robert Davis and Brian Quick will be battling for the sixth, and likely last spot at their position.
Fifth year pro Brian Quick, 28, is on a one-year deal following his tenure with the Los Angeles Rams. He came out of college raw, and over the course of his tenure with the Rams, failed to develop into the receiver that the team expected. However, Quick is still a veteran with plenty of experience, at a position that now lacks it following the losses of Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson. His experience doesn’t necessarily bump him to the top of the totem pole, but the background does give him a leg up over some of the younger guys. Additionally, the coaches can safely believe that they can tap into the potential that wasn’t realized with the Rams.
Robert Davis is the Redskins 2017 sixth round draft pick out of Georgia State. Though late-round draft picks are not guaranteed a spot on the roster, they are nonetheless a quality investment. As a draft pick, you can be seen as immediate plug-and-play, like Jonathan Allen, or you can be seen as a developmental project, and that’s exactly what Robert Davis is. Davis has displayed strong hands and an aggressive mentality at the receiver position. Before continuing, no, he’s not a young Pierre Garcon, or at least not yet. However, the things that he’s done well, along with his size and speed, will create minor contretemps for the Redskins coaching staff on whether to risk trying to sign on their practice squad or keep on the final 53.
Want to make the 53? Bail your qb out. Nate gets hit low, effects the throw, Robert Davis wins the 50/50 ball vs the corner and picks up 20. pic.twitter.com/PwpLjUAjz7— Jamual (@_AyyMall) August 21, 2017
1 of the 2 best throws & catch of the game. Robert Davis winning on a deep corner route. pic.twitter.com/otZxHSxIoc— Jamual (@_AyyMall) August 13, 2017
There was momentum for the likes of Matt Hazel or Zach Pascal making the final 53-man roster, Pascal has made little to no impression to show that he is worthy of a spot, and neither has Hazel. There’s no doubt that they can make the Redskins practice squad. Robert Davis is in the lead heading into Thursday’s game against the Buccaneers, which means Brian Quick will have to make a great impression, or he’ll likely be looking for another job pretty soon. Quick finished the game on Sunday against the Bengals with two catches for 19 yards, also had two drops, one of which was for a touchdown.
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