Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, August 10, 23 days before the Washington Redskins cut their roster to 53 on September 2.
The Redskins last played a game 221 days ago; they will open the 2017 season against the Eagles at FedEx Field in 31 days.
Today’s schedule: Redskins vs. Ravens 7:30 on CSN
—Preseason vs. Packers at FedEx Field (8/19) 10
—Sunday night Raiders @ Redskins (9/24) 46
Five Redskins under pressure against the Ravens
QB Nate Sudfeld—The Redskins just might need a new starting quarterback in 2018. If Sudfeld is going to have a good shot at getting that job he has to play well in the preseason, starting tonight. He will get a good chunk of the second half, if not all of it. A consistent performance would go a long way towards the organization gaining confidence in him.
G Arie Kouandjio—Here is another guy who could have a job open for him next year. Left guard Shawn Lauvao will be a 30-year-old free agent next year and at one time Kouandjio, a fourth-round pick in 2015, was thought to be the heir apparent. But in practice in Richmond he has often been playing with the third team. Kouandjio needs to get past rookie free agent Kyle Kalis first and he can start doing that tonight.
WR Brian Quick—The free agent pickup was invisible during much of the offseason program. He didn’t do much early in camp, either, but he has started to produce in practice lately. With Josh Doctson, Jamison Crowder and probably Maurice Harris out against the Ravens, Quick should have plenty of opportunities to produce.
NT Phil Taylor—He is the starting nose tackle on the (very) unofficial depth chart but he won’t start unless he produces. Taylor will be getting on the field in an NFL game of any kind for the first time since November 6, 2014. If he wants to make the team he will not have the luxury of easing in.
CB Quinton Dunbar—The third-year player has had some rocky practice sessions. Starters Josh Norman and Bashaud Breeland probably won’t play long so Dunbar will have a chance to come in and cement his spot as the No. 4 corner.
Tandler on Twitter
Always have walkthrough day before game. Usually travel to game after. Today will go to hotel (Nat. Harbour) and bus to Balt. tomorrow.— Rich Tandler (@TandlerNBCS) August 9, 2017
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