Redskins release first (unofficial) depth chart: key takeaways

Chris Lingebach
August 06, 2018 - 5:37 pm
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The Redskins' first (unofficial) depth chart of the season was released on Monday, affording us all the opportunity to over-speculate about it.

The most noticeable thing (that's probably not really a thing) is rookie running back Derrius Guice being listed as fourth string, despite every indication up to this point suggesting the inverse, that he's actually running away with the starting job already in training camp.

Motivational tactics aside, running back is actually a hotly contested position in Redskins camp this year. Guice is listed behind Byron Marshall and Samaje Perine (third string), Chris Thompson and Kapri Bibbs (second string), and first-stringer Rob Kelley. Martez Carter, a 2018 undrafted free agent (Grambling State), is also listed as fourth string.

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While we don't know how many receivers Washington will carry, Mr. Irrelevant, Trey Quinn (6-0, 200 pounds), is listed as third string, alongside undrafted free agent Cam Sims (6-5, 214). 

On defense, rookie Tim Settle is listed ahead of third-stringer Phil Taylor Sr., who missed the entire 2017 season with a torn quad. First-round pick Daron Payne is first-string nose tackle. Defensive lineman Stacy McGee and second-year corner Joshua Holsey – on the PUP and Active/Non-Football Injury list, respectively – are not listed on the depth chart due to their injury designations.

In the linebacking corps, Ryan Anderson, Zach Vigil, Martrell Spaight and free-agent signing Pernell McPhee are all second string. Sixth-round pick Shaun Dion Hamilton slots in at third string behind Spaight.

With the loss of Bashaud Breeland, Quinton Dunbar slots in as the second starting corner, opposite Josh Norman. Fabian Moreau and Orlando Scandrick are both second string, while Adonis Alexander, Washington's pick in the supplemental draft, has leapfrogged seventh-round pick Greg Stroman as the third-stringer. 

Punter Tress Way, kicker Dustin Hopkins and long snapper Nick Sundberg all remain uncontested.

And, it looks like Elijah Wellman has fullback locked down (the Redskins probably won't be carrying a fullback). 

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