With the Redskins’ first preseason matchup against the Patriots just three days away, the team has released their first unofficial depth chart, offering a glimpse into whose fate has risen and fallen through the first few weeks of training camp.
Given the NFL’s recent change allowing for teams to keep 90 players on the camp roster for the duration of the offseason, it’s still a long-shot to say that these are definitive indicators of who makes the final 53, let alone who plays on the first offensive and defensive series in week 1. However, there are some notable names on both sides of the ball who jump out from this preliminary listing released by the team.
There's really no intrigue at QB this year unless you really think Kevin Hogan is going to take newly-extended Colt McCoy's spot as backup QB. The Redskins aren't keeping 3 QBs this year.
Derrius Guice is waaaaaay down the depth chart but he is a Stone Cold Lock of the Week of the Century to be the Redskins feature back this year. He is a stud and this little motivational snub by an intern will only make him hungrier for the seasion to start.
A FB? Yes there's a FB listed on this unofficial first depth chart. Don't expect this on the final depth chart.
Josh Doctson, Paul Richardson, and Jamison Crowder are your top 3 WRs. Brian Quick, Maurice Harris, and Trey Quinn have been having great camps. Where does that leave Robert Davis and the handful of UDFAs who are fighting for a roster spot?
QB: Alex Smith, Colt McCoy, Kevin Hogan
RB: Rob Kelley, Chris Thompson/Kapri Bibbs, Samaje Perine/Byron Marshall, Derrius Guice/Martez Carter
FB: Elijah Wellman
WR: Josh Doctson, Brian Quick, Simmie Cobbs Jr.
WR: Jamison Crowder, Maurice Harris, Trey Quinn, Darvin Kidsy
WR: Paul Richardson Jr., Robert Davis, Cam Sims, Shay Fields
TE: Jordan Reed, Vernon Davis, Jeremy Sprinkle/Matt Flanagan, Manasseh Garner/Garrett Hudson
LT: Trent Williams, Geron Christian Sr., T.J. Clemmings
LG: Shawn Lauvao, Kyle Kalis, Isaiah Williams
C: Chase Roullier, Tony Bergstrom, Demetrius Rhaney, Casey Dunn
RG: Brandon Scherff, Tyler Catalina, Cameron Jefferson
RT: Morgan Moses, Ty Nsekhe, John Kling, Timon Parris
On the defensive front seven, Jonathan Allen, Daron Payne, and Matt Ioannidis are the 1st team. Rookie Tim Settle gets the nod over oft-injured Phil Taylor.
Mason Foster and Zach Brown are your starters at ILB. Zach Vigil gets the nod over camp favorite Josh Harvey-Clemons here.
Orlando Scandrick has a firm hold on his roster spot and has been used opposite Josh Norman, and in the slot throughout camp. Quinton Dunbar signed a new deal this year and will look to make up for the loss of Bashaud Breeland and Kendall Fuller as a top CB on the team.
Montae Nicholson and DJ Swearinger have their positions switched in this depth chart, but the depth is right.
DE: Jonathan Allen, Ziggy Hood, Ondre Pipkins
DE: Matt Ioannidis, Anthony Lanier, Tavaris Barnes
NT: DaRon Payne, Tim Settle, Phil Taylor Sr.
SLB: Preston Smith, Ryan Anderson, Pete Robertson, Vontae Diggs
MLB: Zach Brown, Zach Vigil, Josh Harvey-Clemons, Jerod Fernandez
MLB: Mason Foster, Martrell Spaight, Shaun Dion Hamilton
WLB: Ryan Kerrigan, Pernell McPhee, Dadi Nicolas
CB: Quinton Dunbar, Fabian Moreau, Danny Johnson, Ranthony Texada
CB: Josh Norman, Orlando Scandrick, Adonis Alexander, Greg Stroman
SS: Montae Nicholson, Deshazor Everett, Quin Blanding, Prince Charles Iworah
FS: D.J. Swearinger, Troy Apke, Kenny Ladler, Fish Smithson
P: Tress Way
K: Dustin Hopkins
H: Tress Way
LS: Nick Sundberg
KR: Greg Stroman, Maurice Harris
PR: Jamison Crowder, Trey Quinn