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Redskins release first unofficial roster depth chart for the 2019 regular season

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With the Redskins regular season opener against the Eagles just five days away, the team has released their unofficial depth chart. The roster was trimmed to 53, then 51, then back to 53 over the last few days. There have been some changes since the team released their first unofficial depth chart during the offseason.

Case Keenum has won the starting QB job heading into Week 1, with 1st round rookie Dwayne Haskins Jr. serving as his backup. Colt McCoy was on top, until his injury recovery didn’t go as planned.

Derrius Guice is now the man in Washington at running back. Jay Gruden said the running game will go through him. This puts Adrian Peterson in a backup role that he has reportedly not taken well to in the past. There are already rumors swirling about that being a discussion point at roster cutdowns on Saturday. Chris Thompson keeps his role as a 3rd down back, and Wendell Smallwood was picked up from the Eagles as a backup RB and kick returner.

The wide receivers will look a lot different, and younger this year. The team jettisoned Josh Doctson, and will go with Paul Richardson Jr. as the only veteran in the group. The Redskins love 3rd round rookie Terry McLaurin, and his emergence was cited as one of the reasons the team moved on from Doctson. Fellow rookies Steven Sims Jr. and Kelvin Harmon join 2nd year WR Trey Quinn and 3rd year WR Robert Davis this year.

The tight end group remains the same from last season. Jordan Reed stays on top of the depth chart, but is currently in the concussion protocol, and his availability for Week 1 is in question. If he is unable to be cleared, expect J.P. Holtz to be signed from the practice squad.

The offensive line also has new faces in a starting role. The Trent Williams holdout continues, so the Redskins signed Donald Penn who will start in his place. Ereck Flowers has won the LG position that has been a turnstile for Washington for years.



Case Keenum

Dwayne Haskins

Colt McCoy


Derrius Guice

Adrian Peterson

Chris Thompson

Wendell Smallwood


Terry McLaurin

Robert Davis


Paul Richardson Jr.

Kelvin Harmon

WR (Slot):

Trey Quinn

Steven Sims Jr.


Jordan Reed

Vernon Davis

Jeremy Sprinkle


Donald Penn

Geron Christian Sr.


Ereck Flowers

Wes Martin


Chase Roullier

Tony Bergstrom

Ross Pierschbacher


Brandon Scherff

Wes Martin


Morgan Moses

Geron Christian Sr.

Jonathan Allen, Daron Payne, and Matt Ioannidis will once again be the starters on the Redskins defensive line. Tim Settle and Caleb Brantley return as the primary backups, but both have been dealing with injuries the last few weeks. Treyvon Hester was also picked up from the Eagles as depth.

Jon Bostic and Shaun Dion Hamilton are the starters at ILB. Josh Harvey-Clemons and rookie Cole Holcomb are the primary backups, and the team picked up Tanner Vallejo for depth and special teams.

Josh Norman and Quinton Dunbar are still the starters at CB, Dunbar is returning from a nerve injury last year that limited and ended his season. Fabian Moreau would likely be the slot CB, but he is dealing with a foot injury that will give rookie Jimmy Moreland his chance to shine. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Greg Stroman round out the CB crew.

Big money free agent signing Landon Collins is the obvious starter at strong safety, and he will play opposite Montae Nicholson at free safety. Deshazor Everett and Troy Apke will be the backups again.

The Redskins made a big move in this year’s draft to replace Preston Smith who joined the Packers in free agency. Washington traded a 2nd this year and next year to get Montez Sweat to line up with veteran Ryan Kerrigan. Ryan Anderson is still listed as the starter, but expect to see a lot of Sweat this year. Cassanova McKinzy earned his spot as the team’s 4th OLB this year.



Jonathan Allen

Caleb Brantley


Matt Ioannidis

Treyvon Hester


Daron Payne

Tim Settle


Ryan Anderson

Montez Sweat


Shaun Dion Hamilton

Josh Harvey-Clemons

Tanner Vallejo


Jon Bostic

Cole Holcomb


Ryan Kerrigan

Cassanova McKinzy


Quinton Dunbar

Fabian Moreau

Jimmy Moreland


Josh Norman

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

Greg Stroman


Landon Collins

Deshazor Everett


Montae Nicholson

Troy Apke

Special Teams


Dustin Hopkins


Tress Way


Nick Sundberg


Steven Sims Jr.

Wendell Smallwood

Greg Stroman


Trey Quinn

Steven Sims Jr.

Greg Stroman