With the Redskins second preseason game around the corner, which roster battles are worth keeping the closest eye on? Luckily for you, JP Finlay and Rich Tandler did just that.
Starting Middle Linebackers: Zach Brown, Will Compton or Mason Foster?
Rich - Zach Brown and Will Compton
JP - Zach Brown and Mason Foster
I tend to agree with JP here. I would favor Foster over Compton, and certainly don't see any possible way that Brown sits on the bench to start games. All three will rotate in-and-out, but I'm starting with my best two -- Brown and Foster.
Backup Running Back: Samaje Perine, Mack Brown or Matt Jones?
Rich - Samaje Perine
JP - Samaje Perine
It isn't as fun when they agree, but that doesn't mean they are wrong. You used a draft pick on Perine this year and while he struggled in his first preseason game, you need to stick with the rookie.
Carry a fourth Tight End?
Rich - Yes
JP - Yes
Again, it isn't as fun when they both agree, but they are both still right. Given the injuries to Jordan Reed and the outstanding camp (and versatility) from Niles Paul, keeping a fourth tight end seems likely. Who will it be...?
Fourth Tight End: Jeremy Sprinkle or Derek Carrier?
Rich - Jeremy Sprinkle
JP - Jeremy Sprinkle
You know what you have in Derek Carrier, a decent enough depth option, but injury prone. Jeremy Sprinkle has significantly higher upside and was a draft pick this year. Bet on the draft pick.
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