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Very Early Washington Football Team 53-Man Roster Projection

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I’ll keep this short and sweet.

This is a VERY early 53-man roster projection - more so to give us something to debate and discuss in the dull-drums of the NFL offseason. Things wil certainly change between now and the final week of the preseason.

I have us with a 25/25 offensive/defensive split. My projected starters are listed in BOLD.


QB (3):

- Ryan Fitzpatrick

- Kyle Allen

- Taylor Heinicke

RB (4):

- Antonio Gibson

- JD McKissic

- Lamar Miller

- Peyton Barber

WR (6)

- Terry McLaurin

- Curtis Samuel

- Dyami Brown

- Adam Humphries

- Cam Sims

- Kelvin Harmon

TE (3)

- Logan Thomas

- Deon Yelder

- John Bates

OL (9)

- Morgan Moses (T)

- Samuel Cosmi (T)

- Charles Leno Jr (T)

- Cornelius Lucas (T)

- Brandon Scherff (G)

- Ereck Flowers (G)

- Saahdiq Charles (T/G)

- Wes Schweitzer (G/C)

- Chase Roullier (C)


Defense

DL (5)

- Jonathan Allen

- Daron Payne

- Matt Ioannidis

- Tim Settle

- Devaroe Lawrence

EDGE (4)

- Chase Young

- Montez Sweat

- James Smith-Williams

- Casey Toohill

LB (6)

- Jamin Davis

- Cole Holcomb

- Jon Bostic

- Khaleke Hudson

- Shaka Toney

- David Mayo

CB (5)

- William Jackson III

- Kendall Fuller

- Jimmy Moreland

- Benjamin St-Juste

- Darryl Roberts

S (5)

- Bobby McCain

- Landon Collins

- Kamren Curl

- Deshazor Everett

- Darrick Forrest


Special Teams:

- Tress Way (P)

- Dustin Hopkins (K)

- Camaron Cheesman (LS)


Practice Squad:

- Steven Montez

- Isaiah Wright

- Dax Milne

- Jaret Patterson

- Keith Ismael

- Beau Benzschawel

- Sammis Reyes

- Temarrick Hemmingway

- William Bradley-King

- Greg Stroman

*I left some open spots on the PS as we’ll probably sign a few other teams release


Notes:

- Wide receiver was a tough decision for me - basically who to keep at WR6. In my opinion, a healthy (which is really the key here) Harmon beats out Gandy-Golden (who I left off the PS because I feel he’ll be claimed).

- Given the depth and versatility, I have us keeping nine offensive lineman. We kept 10 last year, but didn’t have this type of depth.

- I have Shaka Toney listed with the linebackers, but he could also see time as a situational EDGE. My hope, is that he wins the SAM position as a rookie (yeah, I know...high hopes). This is also why I have six LB’ers on the 53 - as Toney can be viewed as both.

- Five safeties may seem like a lot, but there was no way I’m leaving a healthy Everett (our best special teamer) off squad, and I feel Forrest will impress as a rookie and the staff will not want to subject him to waivers. Also, McCain can play some slot corner as well.