The Washington Redskins have released their official Depth Chart today. The depth chart gives a good indication on where things stand as of right now.
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QUARTERBACK: No surprises. I think Beck is listed below Bartel simply because he is still learning the offense. I bank it to be McNabb, Grossman, and Beck.
RUNNING BACK: Again, absolutely no surprise here whatsoever. Exact way I saw this coming down. Only question is, should the Redskins ink Brian Westbrook, how does that change all this? Despite an outstanding training camp, does a Westbrook signing cost Ryan Torian his job?
WIDE RECEIVER: I was a bit surprised to see Joey Galloway listed above Roydell Williams on the depth chart. Williams has had a terrific camp and has earned much praise from the Shanahan staff. He likely will see significant playing time regardless. I am not surprised to see Devin Thomas listed third. Not surprised to see Malcolm Kelly listed as third string either. Both Kelly and Thomas I think are in roster spot trouble. I actually am a bit surprised to see Kelly listed above Terrence Austin, who I think has had an impressive training camp.
TIGHT ENDS: Chris Cooley and Fred Davis will both get substantial time on the field and both will have key roles in this offense. I suspect both could lead all receivers in receptions. As bad as the receiving unit is, the tight ends will likely be the central part of the offense. .
LEFT TACKLE: No surprises. William Robinson does have the advantage over Selvish Capers. Capers is still very raw and could be a target for the practice squad. He has upside, but very raw. RIGHT TACKLE: No surprises.
CENTER: No surprises. Looks like Erik Cook could be headed to the practice squad or the unemployment line.
LEFT GUARD: No surprises. RIGHT GUARD: No surprises. Wondering if Will Montgomery is in trouble for a roster spot.
DEFENSIVE END: Reading what I have and hearing fro our own Spence, who has been to training camp a few times, this isn’t a real surprise, exactly as it sounds when talking about who has had good training camps. It is nice to see Kedric Golston getting the respect he deserves. Quality gem as a late round pick a few years ago.
NOSE TACKLE: Only surprise here is Anthony Bryant listed over Howard Green.
OUTISDE LINEBACKER: No surprises here, but the Redskins did mention, as far as Andre carter being listed over Lorenzo Alexander, that was for listing purposes only. The Redskins officially think the race for that starting slot is wide open between Carter and Alexander. Hard to believe a guy coming off an 11 sack season is struggling to make a starting role. Give credit though to Alexander. He has done everything and everything asked of him and he is a very smart player, making the transition to Linebacker a bit easier. Meanwhile, stud second year Brian Orakpo is a lock on the other side.
INSIDE LINEBACKER: No surprises here. Rock McIntosh and London Fletcher are likely set Inside.
CORNERBACKS: Absolutely stunned that Justin Tryon is listed in the fourth cornerback slot. Some article throughout the off-season hinted at Tryon possibly taking a starting role by mid-season. It appears right now, Tryon instead is battling to make the roster, with even Ramzee Robinson listed above him. Shocking. Other than that, as expected. Carlos Rogers and DeAngelo Hall are your starters with Phillip Buchanan likely your nickel corner.
SAFETIES: As expected and confirms that Kareeem Moore, who is having one of the best raining camps, is indeed playing himself into a starting role.
SPECIALS: So Devin Thomas leads for kick returner, Phillip Buchanan leads for punt returner. Answers a ton of questions. Kicker and Punter are a given. Long snapper, ummm, please bring back Big Red!
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