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Redskins 2019 Additions Vs. Subtractions - Is This Team Significantly Better?

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The Redskins roster has gone through significant changes since the end of the 2018 season. Some of these changes may negatively impact the team, but I think we call all agree, for the most part, this roster got a lot better since February.

Significant Players we lost:

Jamison Crowder

Preston Smith

Ty Nsekhe

Zach Brown

Stacy McGee

HaHa Clinton-Dix

Alex Smith(injury)

Significant Player we gained(via free agency, trade, draft or returning from injury):

Derrius Guice

Cam Sims

Troy Apke

Reuben Foster

Landon Collins

Ereck Flowers

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

Dwayne Haskins

Montez Sweat

Terry McLaurin

Bryce Love

Wes Martin

Ross Pierschbacher

Cole Holcomb

Kelvin Harmon

Jimmy Moreland

Jordan Brailford

The following played in 2018, but missed at least half of the season:

Brandon Scherff

Paul Richardson

Quinton Dunbar

Geron Christian


On paper, this roster looks like it improved significantly.

The loss of Jamison Crowder and maybe free safety HaHa Clinton-Dix appear like the only significant ones where a replacement of equal or greater value was not acquired.

  • The loss of Preston Smith is easily countered by the gain of Montez Sweat
  • The loss of Ty Nsekhe is softened by the addition of Ereck Flowers and return of Christian
  • The loss of Zach Brown is easily surpassed by the addition of Reuben Foster
  • The loss of Alex Smith should easily be surpassed by the addition of Dwayne Haskins
  • The loss of Stacy McGee shouldn’t really be considered much of a loss

Do you feel the Redskins roster has improved from this time last year? Heading into the offseason, the Redskins looked like one of the worst teams in the league on paper. Now, that seems to look significantly different.

At worst, especially given the talent we have on defense, I see 8-8 being the floor. I don’t know if this teams makes the jump to that next level quite yet, but there are some very important pieces to the puzzle that are now in place to help us in the future.

Poll

Which New Redskins(or player returning from injury/suspension) will have the most impact in 2019?

This poll is closed

  • 19%
    Landon Collins
    (484 votes)
  • 29%
    Derrius Guice
    (734 votes)
  • 15%
    Reuben Foster
    (378 votes)
  • 13%
    Dwayne Haskins
    (340 votes)
  • 14%
    Montez Sweat
    (370 votes)
  • 4%
    Terry McLaurin/Kelvin Harmon
    (118 votes)
  • 2%
    Wes Martin/Ross Pierschbacher
    (55 votes)
  • 1%
    Other
    (36 votes)
2515 votes total Vote Now

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How many wins will the Redskins have in 2019?

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    12 or more wins
    (70 votes)
  • 51%
    Between 9-11 wins
    (1116 votes)
  • 28%
    .500 record
    (619 votes)
  • 16%
    between 5-7 wins
    (354 votes)
  • 1%
    below 5 wins
    (24 votes)
2183 votes total Vote Now