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.