LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 01: Wide receiver Niles Paul #84 of the Washington Redskins is upended after catching a pass by Myron Lewis #23 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of a preseason game at FedExField on September 1, 2011 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Washington Redskins Make Final Roster Cuts, 53-Man Roster Finished, Barring Trades

Though future trades may change things, the Washington Redskins have cut down their roster to 53 players. Eight wide receivers made it, so a trade could be on the horizon.

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Washington Redskins Add Seven Players To Practice Squad

The Washington Redskins have announced seven of the maximum eight members to their practice squad, and the list includes three rookies and several players who were in the team's training camp. The Redskins still can name one more player to the squad, so long as he has accrued less than nine games on an NFL active roster.

The seven players announced in the press release are as follows.

  • DL Chris Baker
  • QB Jonathan Crompton
  • G Maurice Hurt
  • CB Nate Ness
  • G Eric Olsen
  • WR Aldrick Robinson
  • RB Evan Royster
  • DE Doug Worthington

Royster and Robinson were selected by the Redskins in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft, while Hurt was a seventh-round pick. Worthington was one of the defensive lineman in training camp. Baker is a tight end who last played for the Seattle Seahawks, while Olsen was in camp with the Denver Broncos. Crompton, ironically, played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the final preseason game against the Redskins.


NFL Cuts 2011: Washington Redskins Practice Squad To Include Evan Royster, Four Others

Saturday's batch of NFL roster cuts are done, and now it's time for teams to finalize their practice squads. Eight players can be named to the practice squad, so long as they were not on an NFL active roster for more than nine games. As such, the Washington Redskins are beginning to finalize their practice squad.

According to several reports, all three draft picks that were released on Saturday will be on the team's practice squad. That includes sixth-round pick Evan Royster, sixth-round pick Aldrick Robinson and seventh-round pick Maurice HurtReggie Jones and Doug Worthington are the other players who have been named to the practice squad as of right now.

The Redskins still have three spots on the practice squad to fill. For more on the rules regarding the practice squad, click here.

We'll be keeping track of all the roster moves that the Redskins make in this StoryStream, but check out Hogs Haven for more information.


2011 NFL Cuts: Nine Rookies Make Washington Redskins' 53-Man Roster

It appears Mike Shanahan hopes some fresh legs and fresh faces will lead the Redskin to victory this year. The Redskins official 53-man roster contains 20 players who were not on the team last year, 23 players who are age 25 or younger and nine rookies. That's right, NINE:

Nine rookies on current #Redskins 53-man roster and 23 plyrs age 25 or younger. Breakdown 2QB, 4RB, 4TE, 8 WR, 8OL, 6DL, 9LB, 9DB, 3 ST.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply


The rookies not to make the squad? Sixth round pick Evan Royster (RB), sixth round pick Aldrick Robinson (WR) and seventh rounder Maurice Hurt (OG). The Redskins hope to sneak these players onto their practice squad, especially Royster, but will have to see how the process plays out. The last rookie to mention, second round choice Jarvis Jenkins, has been placed on injured reserve for the upcoming season.


NFL Cuts 2011: Washington Redskins' (Reported) Final 53-Man Roster

The final NFL cuts for the Washington Redskins are trickling in, and the team's 53-man roster is expected to be officially announced at around 9 p.m. on Saturday. Based on several reports, here are the players who have been released on Saturday.


  1. Davonte Shanno
  2. Keiland Williams
  3. Tony Curtis
  4. Selvish Capers
  5. Shaun Droughns
  6. HB Blades
  7. Reggie Jones
  8. Aldrick Robinson (WR)
  9. Chris Horton
  10. Clint Oldenburg
  11. Anderson Russell(Safety)
  12. Kellen Clemens
  13. Doug Worthington
  14. Reggie Jones
  15. Donovan Raiola
  16. Thadeus Gibson
  17. Maurice Hurt
  18. Edgar Jones
  19. Evan Royster
  20. Shaun Draughn
  21. Isaac Anderson
  22. Derek Schouman
  23. Anthony Bryant
  24. Artis Hicks
  25. Matt Gutierrez

The Redskins are expected to place safety Kareem Moore on the Physically Unable to Perform List and Phillip Buchanon on the suspended list. Therefore, here is your projected 53-man roster.

QUARTERBACK (2): Rex Grossman, John Beck.

RUNNING BACK/FULLBACK (5): Tim Hightower, Ryan Torain, Roy Helu, Darrel Young, Mike Sellers.

WIDE RECEIVER (8): Anthony Armstrong, Terrence Austin, Brandon Banks, Jabar Gaffney, Leonard Hankerson, Santana Moss, Niles Paul, Donte Stallworth.

TIGHT END (3): Chris Cooley, Fred Davis, Logan Paulsen

OFFENSIVE LINE (8): Erik Cook, Will Montgomery, Chris Chester, Kory Lichtensteiger, Jammal Brown, Sean Locklear, Willie Smith, Trent Williams.

DEFENSIVE LINE (6): Stephen Bowen, Adam Carriker, Kedric Golston, Darrion Scott, Barry Cofield, Chris Neild.

LINEBACKER: (9): Lorenzo Alexander, London Fletcher, Keyaron Fox, Rocky McIntosh, Perry Riley, Rob Jackson, Ryan Kerrigan, Brian Orakpo, Markus White.

CORNERBACK (5): Kevin Barnes, DeAngelo Hall, Brandyn Thompson, Byron Westbrook, Josh Wilson.

SAFETY (4): Oshiomogho Atogwe, Reed Doughty, DeJon Gomes, LaRon Landry.

KICKER (1): Graham Gano.

PUNTER (1): Sav Rocca

LONG SNAPPER (1): Nick Sundberg.

This, of course, is pending trades and everything, which is likely to happen given the logjam at wide receiver and the lack of depth along the line.


NFL Cuts 2011: Washington Redskins Release Evan Royster, Anthony Bryant, Others

The final NFL roster cuts are trickling in following the 6 p.m. deadline to get rosters down to 53, and the Washington Redskins have indeed released running back Evan Royster, according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post. Royster, a sixth-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, is released after he suffered a mild concussion in the Redskins' final preseason game.

Royster ultimately was the odd man out in a backfield that included Tim Hightower, Ryan Torain and fourth-round pick Roy Helu. Royster is a possibility for the practice squad, should he clear waivers.

Defensive tackle Anthony Bryant was among the most surprising releases. He expressed shock when reached by 106.7 The Fan's Grant Paulsen. Running back Shaun Draughn, wide receiver Isaac Anderson and tight end Derek Schouman were also released, according to Jones.

For a complete list of the Redskins' NFL roster cuts, visit Hogs Haven. For more, check with this StoryStream.


A Reminder About NFL Practice Squad Salary, Rules And Eligibility

As we await for the Redskins to formally announce their cuts, a reminder about how the team will proceed with the players they want to make its practice squad.

From's Brian McIntyre: 

Eligibility for the practice squad is limited to players who do not have an accrued season in the NFL, or were on an active list (53-man roster) for fewer than nine games during their only accrued seasons. Players that have served two seasons on a practice squad are eligible for a third season only if the team has at least 53 players on its active/inactive list for the duration of that player's employment.

A player will be considered to have served on a practice squad in a season if he were a member of a practice squad for three regular or postseason games during his first two practice squad seasons, or for one regular season or postseason game during a third practice squad season.

The minimum weekly salary for practice squad players in 2011 (and 2012) is $5,700, an increase of $500 over the 2008-2010 rate. There is no limit to how much a team can pay a practice squad player. Several teams have enticed players with offers of increased pay, usually a few thousand dollars extra, to join or remain on their practice squad.

It appears that the Redskins have indicated they would like rookies Maurice Hurt and Aldrick Robinson to land on their practice squad, after they are able to clear the waiver wire. In that case, the team will still have six available spots to fill. With a large amount of the 2011 draft class making the 53 man roster, it remains to be seen who the other six members of the practice squad will be.


Redskins Keep Leonard Hankerson, Ryan Torain On Final 53 Man Roster

With the news that Donte Stallworth and Niles Paul making the roster, most were wondering the fate of third round draft pick Leonard Hankerson. His spot appeared to be in danger, as the team would unlikely to keep eight wide receivers.

But according to the former Miami Hurricane, he has indeed made the 53 man roster. That seems to suggest that the team will either release second year man Terrence Austin, or that they will keep him and have eight receivers. 

As for the running backs, Ryan Torain has reportedly been informed that he has made the 53 man roster as well. There was brief chatter that Torain was somewhat in danger of making the roster, with the club hoping rookie Evan Royster would be able to beat him out. That wasn't the case, apparently, and Torain will return to the club this year as its number two back behind Tim Hightower.


Niles Paul Tweets That Niles Paul Has Made Redskins 53 Man Roster

God bless Twitter. As Redskins cut day continues, information is coming in from all sorts of sources, including from the players themselves. Redskins rookie wide receiver Niles Paul in fact broke the news that he is making the final Washington 53 man roster:

Feels good to officially be a redskin! Gotta keep progressing as a player, far from over #HTTRless than a minute ago via Echofon Favorite Retweet Reply


Paul's inclusion on the squad seems to create a logjam at wide receiver and raises the question of whether Terrence Austin or even third round pick Leonard Hankerson will be released. We will be sure to find out soon, either from the Redskins beat reports and bloggers or from the actual players hitting the tweet machine and letting us know. Modern technology is a beautiful thing.


2011 NFL Roster Cuts: Redskins Reportedly Have Released 16 Players Thus Far, Have 11 More To Go

The Redskins have yet to announce their full list of cuts, but reports have revealed the names of 16 players who have released so far. The list of released players so far are as follows:

Davonte Shannon
Aldrick Robinson
Chris Horton
Thadeus Gibson
Anderson Russell
Clint Oldenburg 
Maurice Hurt
HB Blades
Jeff Stehle
Reggie Jones
Donovan Raiola
Selvish Capers
Tony Curtis
Keiland Williams
Edgar Jones
Kellen Clemens

It's also been reported that Mike Sellers has made the team, as well as veteran wide out Donte Stallworth.

The release of quarterback Kellen Clemens indicates that the team will keep just two quarterbacks, freeing up an extra roster spot for someone else on the roster (perhaps at receiver).

Stay tuned for more news on the Redskins cuts.


Redskins Keep Fullback Mike Sellers After All

Going into cut day, the biggest veteran name expected to be cut was fullback Mike Sellers. The Redskins longest tenured player had seen his starting job taken away by third year man Darrel Young, which looked to be the dagger to Sellers' chances of making the roster.

But not so fast. According to Kelli Johnson of Comcast Sports Net, Sellers will remain on the roster after all. 

Sellers had been getting looks at both fullback and tight end this preseason, a sign that the coaching staff wanted to see him in a different role to give him a chance to keep his job. It wound up paying off for Sellers, but his chances of remaining on the roster the entire season is still uncertain.Starting tight end Chris Cooley's status for next week's opener appear to be in doubt, and should he eventually get healthy, Sellers could end up on the chopping block.

In a corresponding move, the Redskins released second year man Keiland Williams, who was competing for the backup fullback position along with Sellers.


2011 NFL Roster Cuts: Redskins Reportedly Release Six More Players, Total Now At 12

Cut day is in full swing at Redskins park Saturday, as Mike Shanahan and company look to trim the roster to 53 by dinner time. Reports indicate the Skins have now released 12 players total, with these six being the latest to go:

LB HB Blades
G Maurice Hurt
DB Reggie Jones
DL Jeff Stehle
OL Donovan Raiola
OT Selvish Capers

Earlier Saturday morning, according to reports, the Redskins released Davonte ShannonAldrick RobinsonChris Horton, Thadeus Gibson, Anderson Russell and Clint Oldenburg.

For live updates on the Redskins' cuts, follow beat reporters Rich Campbell, John Keim, Chris Russell, Grant Paulsen, Ryan O'Halloran and Rick Maese


2011 NFL Roster Cuts: Redskins Begin Releasing Players, Reportedly Release Six

Cut day has begun at Redskins Park, with the team having to get down to 53 players by the end of the day.

According to reports, the Redskins so far have released the following players:

Davonte Shannon

Aldrick Robinson

Chris Horton

Thadeus Gibson

Anderson Russell

Clint Oldenburg

For live updates on the Redskins' cuts, follow beat reporters Rich Campbell, John Keim, Chris Russell, Grant Paulsen, Ryan O'Halloran and Rick Maese


2011 NFL Cuts: Projecting Washington Redskins' 53-Man Roster

Saturday is the final day for the Redskins to decide on their 53-man roster. Here's our projection on which players will make it.


NFL Cuts 2011: How The Redskins On The Bubble Fared In The Preseason Finale

The Redskins played their final preseason game on Thursday, which was everyone's final chance to impress the coaches before the team must be trimmed down to just 53 players for the regular season. There are a lot of players on the bubble, so let's look at a few and how they performed, to see if they locked up a spot on the opening day roster.

Brandon Banks - Wide Receiver is the position with the most depth on the roster, and Banks isn't particularly effective when playing on offense. But he reminded us just how good he is on special teams last night. There might be some on the roster who can fill in for him as a punt returner, but very few can do what he did last night.

Evan Royster - He got the majority of the second team carries in this one, which is both a good and bad thing. Roy Helu, who probably has a spot locked up, didn't have a single rush. And Royster fumbled also which does not bode well.

Donte Stallworth - Again, wide receiver is a very busy position, but Stallworth showed at the end of the game last night with that long touchdown catch that he can still be an effective deep threat. But as I said before, being in the game at all towards the end of the last preseason game is not a good sign.

Keiland Williams - He didn't get any carries last night. Not a good sign.

DeJon Gomes - The rookie safety had three tackles and a pass defended. For a team that is trying to get young, I thing they'll side with him over Chris Horton.

Chris Horton - One tackle. So there you go.

There are going to be a lot more guys who will be cut before it's all said and done, but these are some of the more interesting storylines you'll see.


NFL Roster Cuts 2011: Washington Redskins Release Four More, Complete Cuts

The Washington Redskins have completed their round of NFL roster cuts, getting their squad down to 80 players prior to the 4 p.m. Tuesday deadline. The four most recent players released are defensive back Dante Barnes, defensive back Tyrone Grant, offensive lineman Corey O'Daniel and tight end Joe Torchia, according to a team release. They join quarterback Ben Chappell, offensive lineman Xavier Fulton, linebacker Eric McBride and wide receiver Malcolm Kelly as the players released on Tuesday.

Kelly is the most significant of the nine cuts, given his status as a former second-round pick of the team back in 2008. He ended up receiving an injury settlement from the club stemming from his hamstring and knee issues that have plagued him. The Redskins also cleared a roster spot by sending defensive lineman Jarvis Jenkins to injured reserve following an ACL tear.

The Redskins now have until September 3 to get down to the 53-man roster they will carry into the NFL's regular season.

We'll be keeping track of all the roster moves that the Redskins make, on Tuesday and throughout the week, in this StoryStream, but check out Hogs Haven for more information.


2011 NFL Cuts: Washington Redskins Release Eric McBride, Xavier Fulton

The Washington Redskins continue to make a series of roster cuts as the 4 p.m. deadline to get down to 80 players looms. In a press conference after practice on Tuesday, Mike Shanahan confirmed five of the seven players the team needed to cut. They are Malcolm Kelly, Ben Chappell, Clint Stitser, Eric McBride and Xavier Fulton.

The first three on the list were previously reported, with Kelly being the big one. McBride is an outside linebacker from Richmond who didn't do much during camp, while Fulton was a spare offensive lineman that was drafted by the Buccaneers in the fifth round in 2009. Neither release comes as a surprise.

The Redskins also placed defensive lineman Jarvis Jenkins on injured reserve, freeing up another roster spot and allowing them to release one less player.

We'll be keeping track of all the roster moves that the Redskins make, on Tuesday and throughout the week, in this stream, but check out Hogs Haven for more information.


NFL Cuts 2011: Washington Redskins To Release Malcolm Kelly, According To Report

It looks like this is the finally the end of the road in D.C. for 2008 second-round draft pick Malcolm Kelly. As we near the 4 p.m. deadline for NFL roster cuts to get teams down to 80 players, it appears the Redskins will release Kelly. Rick Maese of the Washington Post has the news.

The Washington Redskins plan to waive oft-injured wide receiver Malcolm Kelly Tuesday afternoon, according to a person familiar with the situation.

The news doesn't come as a surprise. Kelly had suffered another hamstring injury early in camp, and the Redskins are crowded at wide receiver after drafting three in the 2011 NFL Draft. Nevertheless, it's the official end of an era for Kelly, for whom great things were expected after being picked along with Devin Thomas and Fred Davis in the 2008 NFL Draft's second round. Of the three, only Davis is still on the roster, and he remains a backup.

For more on Kelly, visit Hogs Haven. Also, be sure to check out Matt Terl's feature on why Kelly's Redskins career is depressing.


Washington Redskins Roster Cuts: Ben Chappell, Clint Stitser Among First Released

The Washington Redskins' roster cuts have begun in earnest. The team must get down to 80 players by 4 p.m. Tuesday, and they have reportedly already begun the process. A team source tells our Daniel Shiferaw that the Redskins have released quarterback Ben Chappell and kicker Clint Stitser.

Neither decision comes as a surprise. The Redskins signed Chappell to act as a spare quarterback with John Beck injured earlier in camp. With Beck recovering, Chappell, an Indiana product, was expendable. Stitser was an obvious cut as Graham Gano took the lead in the kicking competition.

The Redskins' roster now stands at 87 players. The Redskins will likely need to cut six more, because they can place injured defensive lineman Javaris Jenkins on injured reserve.

We'll be keeping track of all the roster moves that the Redskins make, on Tuesday and throughout the week, in this stream, but check out Hogs Haven for more information.


NFL Cuts 2011, Washington Redskins: Malcolm Kelly Among Those Who Could Be Released Tuesday

The Washington Redskins need to cut nine players on Tuesday to reach a mandatory 80 players on their roster before their final preseason game against the Buccaneers on Thursday. The first round of cuts will likely take place some time this afternoon.

This may be the time that Malcolm Kelly finally gets the axe from the Redskins. He just simply has not been able to stay healthy in his time with the Redskins and I can't imagine that they really want to pay out his salary for another season on IR. He also happens to play at the most crowded position, where the Redskins currently have 11 wide receivers on the roster. One has to assume that at least one of those guys will get cut today. It is important to note that the Redskins can't simply put Malcolm Kelly on the PUP list, because he would still count against the 80 man total.

We'll be keeping track of all the roster moves that the Redskins make, on Tuesday and throughout the week, in this stream, but check out Hogs Haven for more information.


Redskins Will Trim Roster To 53 By September 3

The Redskins' roster has to be trimmed significantly over the next few days and Mike Shanahan has some interesting decisions to make.

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