Final Redskins Roster Projection: Offense

The final round of cuts for the Washington Redskins could be only hours away so here is my final projection of what the roster will look like. Read the final projections for the defense and specialists RIGHT HERE.

QUARTERBACK [3]

Starter — Robert Griffin III

Reserves — Kirk Cousins, Colt McCoy

Comment — McCoy’s performance in the final preseason game against Tampa Bay demonstrates he can run this offense and can be trusted to back up RG3 if Cousins is traded either this year or next.

RUNNING BACK [5]

Starters — Alfred Morris, Darrel Young

Reserves — Roy Helu, Jr., Lache Seastrunk, Chris Thompson

Comment — The top three are obviously safe so the interesting part starts after Helu. I think Seastrunk makes it easily on the basis of his draft status, his previous nifty running and the 80-yard catch and run he scored on last night. After that, it’s a battle between veteran Evan Royster and youngsters Chris Thompson and Silas Redd. I think Thompson makes it because of his speed and Redd goes to the practice squad. Royster catches on somewhere else, as he should.

WIDE RECEIVER [6]

Starters — Pierre Garcon, Desean Jackson

Reserves — Andre Roberts, Aldrick Robinson, Ryan Grant, Santana Moss

Comment — The first three are easy. Robinson stays because of his speed and if they cut him they won’t have any speedy backups after Roberts. Moss makes the team but he might not be active every Sunday because he doesn’t contribute much on special teams. Grant makes the team because, although he does not possess unusual size or speed, he runs great routes, gets open and makes plays. The coaches love him. Nick Williams has played well enough to make the team, but loses out in a numbers game and heads to the practice squad.

TIGHT END [3]

Starter — Jordan Reed

Reserves — Logan Paulsen and Niles Paul

Comment — This is one of the easier positions to predict. Rookie Ted Bolser could make the team, but I see him going to the practice squad since the offense will use Darrel Young and more than three tight ends are not necessary. Niles Paul is an important special teams contributor.

OFFENSIVE LINE [9]

Starters — Trent Williams, Shawn Lauvao, Kory Lichtensteiger, Chris Chester, Tyler Polumbus

Reserves — Tom Compton, Morgan Moses, Spencer Long, Josh LeRibeus

Comment — I won’t be shocked if Long and/or LeRibeus push one or both of the starting guards for a job before the end of the season.

TOTAL PLAYERS ON OFFENSE: 26