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2020 Washington Football Team 53-man roster tracker

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Trimming the 90-man roster down to 53 players is a difficult task for coaching staffs every year across the league. But in 20202, it's an even more daunting, due to no preseason games or in-person offseason activities due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Training camp rosters were only 80 players in 2020, but the Washington Football Team still needs to release 27 of its players by 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5, the deadline for roster cuts across the league.

Between now and Saturday, Washington head coach Ron Rivera and his staff have multiple tough decisions to make. Will they keep five running backs? Five or six receivers? What happens at tight end?

On the defensive side of the ball, is there enough space on the active roster for camp surprises, such as seventh-round picks Kamren Curl and James Smith-Williams?

The NFL has expanded practice squads this season from 10 players to 16 in 2020, which provides hope for several fringe roster players across the league.

Before you dive into our roster cuts tracker, be sure to check out JP Finlay's 53-man roster projection.

Come back and refresh this page often as the list of cuts will be updated as news breaks, with analysis added as events warrant.


Updated: Saturday, 3:50 p.m.

-  Defensive tackle David Bada was waived and cornerback Simeon Thomas was placed on IR (Washington Football)

- Offensive lineman Joshua Garnett has been released (Nicki Jhabvala, Washington Post)


- Linebacker Jared Norris has been cut (Sam Fortier, Washington Post)

- Cornerback Aaron Colvin did not make the 53-man roster (Sam Fortier, Washington Post)

- Linebacker Nate Orchard was released (Ben Standig, The Athletic)

- Wide receiver Jester Weah has been cut (Nicki Jhabvala, Washington Post)

- Wide receiver Johnathan Johnson has been released (Ben Standig, The Athletic)

- Offensive lineman Paul Adams was waived (Sam Fortier, Washington Post)

- Wide receiver Jordan Veasy has been placed on IR (Sam Fortier, Washington Post)

- Tight end Richard Rodgers was released (Ian Rapoport, NFL Network)

- Wide receiver Cam Sims has been released (Ben Standig, The Athletic)

- Safety Jeremy Reaves was released (Ben Standig, The Athletic)

- Defensive end Ryan Bee was placed on IR (Sam Fortier, Washington Post)

- Tight end Hale Hentges has been released (Ben Standig, The Athletic)

- Wide receiver Tony Brown was cut (John Keim, ESPN)

- Offensive lineman Ross Pierschbacher has been released (Adam Schefter, ESPN)

- Offensive lineman Mike Liedtke will be placed on IR, per his agent (Brett Tessler)

- Wide receiver Trey Quinn has been waived (Ben Standig, The Athletic)

- Defensive end Jordan Brailford was released (Ben Standig, The Athletic) 

- Linebacker Reuben Foster will be placed on IR (John Keim, ESPN)

- Safety Sean Davis - former University of Maryland star - was released (Adam Schefter, ESPN)

- Quarterback Steven Montez, tackles Timon Parris and David Steinmetz have been released (Ben Standing, The Athletic)

Sept. 5: Linebacker Donald Payne and cornerback Ryan Lewis have been waived (Chris Russell, Sports Illustrated)

Sept. 4: Veteran running back Adrian Peterson was let go Friday morning in a major surprise. The emergence of rookie Antonio Gibson was a factor. Peterson himself was "blindsided" and will look to continue his brilliant NFL career elsewhere. 


Sept. 1: Washington has acquired tackle David Sharpe and a 2021 seventh-round pick from the Las Vegas Raiders in exchange for a 2021 sixth-round pick.

Aug. 31: A change in the wide receiver room, as Washington has released Darvin Kidsy Jr. and signed Tony Brown.