Aug 29, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins running back Evan Royster (35) runs through a hole in the defense of Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Rafael Suanes-US PRESSWIRE
Six days before their season opener against the New Orleans Saints, the Washington Redskins released their first 53-man depth chart
The Washington Redskins have released their depth chart for Week 1, as their showdown with Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints looms. Hopes are high in Washington with new quarterback Robert Griffin III in the mix, especially since he has new and proven targets at wide receiver to throw to down the field.
Evan Royster has been named the starting running back over Roy Helu. Both players looked solid in the preseason, but the word out of camp during the last few weeks was that Royster had the inside track on the starting job. Sixth-round pick Alfred Morris is the third-string tailback.
The two starting wide receivers will be Pierre Garçon and Josh Morgan. Both players were key free agent signings and will help RG3 break into the league. Santana Moss is listed on as a second-string receiver.
On defense it will be Adam Carriker, Barry Cofield and Stephen Bowen on the line. Ryan Kerrigan, London Fletcher, Perry Riley and Brian Orakpo will be the starters at linebacker. DeAngelo Hall and Josh Wilson will be the starters at cornerback, with Brandon Meriweather and Madieu Williams starting at safety.
The full depth chart is below:
WR 15 Joshua Morgan, 85 Leonard Hankerson, 19 Dezmon Briscoe
LT 71 Trent Williams, 79 Maurice Hurt
LG 78 Kory Lichtensteiger, 67 Josh LeRibeus
C 63 Will Montgomery, 78 Kory Lichtensteiger
RG 66 Chris Chester, 73 Adam Gettis
RT 74 Tyler Polumbus, 60 Jordan Black
TE 83 Fred Davis, 84 Niles Paul, 82 Logan Paulsen
WR 88 Pierre Garçon, 89 Santana Moss, 11 Aldrick Robinson
QB 10 Robert Griffin III, 8 Rex Grossman, 12 Kirk Cousins
FB 36 Darrel Young
RB 22 Evan Royster, 29 Roy Helu, Jr., 46 Alfred Morris
LDE 94 Adam Carriker, 99 Jarvis Jenkins
NT 96 Barry Cofield, 92 Chris Baker
RDE 72 Stephen Bowen, 64 Kedric Golston
LOLB 91 Ryan Kerrigan, 51 Chris Wilson
MLB 59 London Fletcher, 97 Lorenzo Alexander
JLB 56 Perry Riley, 52 Keenan Robinson
ROLB 98 Brian Orakpo, 50 Rob Jackson
LCB 23 DeAngelo Hall, 20 Cedric Griffin
RCB 26 Josh Wilson, 39 Richard Crawford, 30 Crezdon Butler
SS 31 Brandon Meriweather, 37 Reed Doughty, 48 Jordan Bernstine
FS 41 Madieu Williams, 24 DeJon Gomes
K 5 Billy Cundiff
P 6 Sav Rocca
LS 57 Nick Sundberg
H 6 Sav Rocca
KR 16 Brandon Banks, 84 Niles Paul, 11 Aldrick Robinson
PR 16 Brandon Banks, 89 Santana Moss, 39 Richard Crawford
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