Between now and the start of training camp I'll be making my predictions about who will be on the final 53-man roster for the Washington Redskins--who's there, who's in, who's on the bubble, and who's out. The predicted roster will be revised and updated as preseason events warrant. Today, the quarterbacks.
Who's here Now: (4) Jason Campbell, Todd Collins, Colt Brennan, Chase Daniel.
How many will stick: 3
Starter: Campbell--If you're reading this I don't have to tell you that this is his make or break year.
Solid backup: Brennan--He may be the inactive third QB all year or he may be Campbell's backup. Either way, we know he'll be on the roster.
Last man on: Collins--It seems likely that the man who led the charge to the 2007 playoffs will stick for at least one more year if only because Jim Zorn won't want two quarterbacks who never have taken an NFL snap backing up Campbell.
First man off: Daniel, by process of elimination if nothing else. He had great success in a spread offense at Missouri but his height (6 feet even) and average arm strength made him go undrafted. His football smarts, mobility and competitive attitude may land him a roster spot somewhere, someday but he'd have to put on a superb performance in camp to convince Zorn to keep him over Collins.
Spots taken so far: 3
Spots to go: 50
Next: Wide receivers
Last week vs. the 49ers, Brandon Scherff was penalized 15 yards for unnecessary roughness after the guard pushed a San Fran defender to the ground around the same time that the whistle blown.
A week later against the Eagles, Scherff was the one who was shoved. But this time, there was no penalty.
Derek Barnett played the role of aggressor in the Week 7 matchup. On a third-and-9, Kirk Cousins was hit as he threw, and players pursued the loose ball with some thinking it was a fumble. That's when Barnett came up and laid a late hit on Scherff, sending him to the turf.
Here's what it looked like:
The refs were chucking flags left and right in the early stages of the rivalry game. This one, though, somehow wasn't called.
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There are no big surprises on the Redskins’ inactive list Monday before the Eagles matchup:
- CB Josh Norman
- OL Tyler Catalina
- OL Ty Nsekhe
- DL A.J. Francis
- TE Jeremy Sprinkle
- OLB Josh Harvey-Clemons
- S Deshazor Everett
Cornerback Bashaud Breeland, who suffered a knee injury last Sunday against the 49ers, is active. With Norman out, that is very good news for the Redskins’ chances.
Norman was declared out on the final injury report. He reportedly wanted to play with a broken rib that he sustained on October 3 against the Chiefs. But the medical staff would not clear him to play and Norman will miss his second consecutive game. Quinton Dunbar will start in his place.
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Reserve offensive linemen Catalina (concussion) and Nsekhe (core muscle) also were declared out on Saturday.
Starting RB Rob Kelley returns after missing the 49ers game with an ankle injury.
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