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After mandatory minicamp, newest 53-man Redskins roster projection

After mandatory minicamp, newest 53-man Redskins roster projection

The Redskins offseason work comes to an end on Wednesday, but the most important chunk took place last week during mandatory minicamp. Nearly the full team showed up to the Ashburn facility, with one very notable absence in Trent Williams.

After three days of practices with the veterans lined up alongside the new free agent additions as well as the rookies, things look different. Nothing will impact the roster like three weeks of practices in Richmond during training camp, but a much clearer view of the Redskins future roster came into place after minicamp. Below is the latest projection:

Quarterback (3)
Dwayne Haskins
Case Keenum
Colt McCoy
Note: McCoy didn't practice with the team during minicamp. Instead he worked off to the side with injured tight end Jordan Reed. Still, neither Haskins or Keenum showed enough command of Jay Gruden's offense for the team to carry just two QBs. Don't count McCoy out of the QB competition quite yet, and definitely don't take him off the roster.

Running Back (4)
Adrian Peterson
Derrius Guice
Chris Thompson
Samaje Perine
Note: Peterson and Thompson looked good during minicamp, and Guice looks very, very ready to get back on the practice field even though he hasn't done so yet after a knee injury in 2018. Still, Perine has gotten the most work all spring and has looked very good. Gruden has talked up Perine every chance he's gotten, and while it might not make much sense for roster construction, it's hard to see him getting cut right now.  

Fullback (0)
Note: Every offseason Gruden talks about wanting a fullback. Then, every September Gruden opens the roster without one. To keep Perine, no fullback makes the roster.

Tight End (3)
Jordan Reed
Vernon Davis
Jeremy Sprinkle
Note: Davis is making a lot of money to be a 34-year-old backup tight end, but he looked great during minicamp. He still has elite speed, and the 'Skins need it. Matt Flanagan will push Sprinkle big time in Richmond. Somebody in this group needs to prove they can block.

Wide receiver (6) 
Josh Doctson
Paul Richardson
Trey Quinn
Cam Sims
Terry McLaurin
Kelvin Harmon
Note: Assuming no injuries this group looks fairly locked in. Doctson said all the right things when asked about the team not exercising his fifth-year contract option. Richardson looked plenty quick in limited work and should be ready to go for Richmond. Cam Sims had a fantastic spring, as did Trey Quinn. Both second-year players look like they could really help the 'Skins, assuming they can stay healthy. Quinn missed the final day of minicamp with an injury but Gruden said he should be just fine. The rookies did well for their first real action. Washington's wideouts might be better than expected, but don't get too excited just yet. 

Offensive line (9)
Trent Williams
Brandon Scherff
Morgan Moses
Chase Roullier
Wes Martin
Ross Pierschbacher
Tyler Catalina 
Tony Bergstrom
Timon Paris
Note: Some major differences here from our post-draft projection. Start with Trent Williams, who missed minicamp with a contract holdout. This situation is very serious for the Redskins, but at this point, we still expect Williams to line up at left tackle come Week 1 in Philadelphia, just maybe a bit richer. After that things really start to look different. Ereck Flowers was terrible on the field during OTAs and minicamp. He cannot play tackle for this team, and that means he has to prove he can play guard between now and Week 1 to make the Redskins roster. The guess is he won't do that, as he's making a major positional shift four years into his NFL career. Then there is Geron Christian, a second-year pro that blew out his MCL last November. Christian worked on the side fields during minicamp but didn't look all that close to returning to the regular practice fields. Without knowing his recovery timetable, Christian seems a candidate to open Richmond on the PUP list. That creates a roster spot for Timon Parris, who got some solid feedback from coaches and a lot of reps during the spring sessions. The Redskins clearly are not comfortable with their depth at tackle, as the team has signed more than a handful of players over the last month and had a waiver claim in on Desmond Harrison. Rookie Wes Martin looks like the starter at left guard, and beyond the established starting lineup of Williams, Roullier, Scherff and Moses, this position group is very, very much a work in progress. 

Defensive line (6)
Jonathan Allen
Matt Ioannidis
Daron Payne
Tim Settle
Caleb Brantley
JoJo Wicker
Note: The best unit on the Redskins. The top five spots are locked in. 

Outside linebackers (4)
Ryan Kerrigan
Montez Sweat
Ryan Anderson
Jordan Brailford
Note: Sweat is the key addition but the group still lacks real depth. Rookie Brailford gets the last spot here but it's hardly firm.

Inside linebackers (5)
Mason Foster
Shaun Dion Hamilton
Jon Bostic
Josh Harvey-Clemons
Cole Holcomb
Note: Reuben Foster is done for the year. It's a big blow to the potential of the Redskins defense, no doubt about it. Bostic was added after the Foster injury and looks like he will be a capable run stuffer in the 3-4 base. More opportunity awaits for the rookie Holcomb too.

Cornerbacks (6)
Josh Norman
Quinton Dunbar
Fabian Moreau
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
Greg Stroman
Jimmy Moreland
Note: Norman, Dunbar and Moreau are absolute roster locks. After that, things are interesting. Moreland made a big impact during OTAs and minicamp. He logged five interceptions during the portions of practice the media got to watch and it seemed like players and coaches couldn't help but talk about Jimmy. DRC showed versatility and looked plenty capable, and Stroman also has punt return ability. The big omission here is Adonis Alexander, who missed time during minicamp and seemed somewhat invisible throughout the spring sessions. A sixth-round pick in 2018, the team will not want to lose Alexander. He has size and a lot of potential as a real physical CB, but at some point, he needs to show that. Maybe they can sneak Alexander through to the practice squad? Or maybe he shows up big in Richmond and forces the 'Skins to make a different difficult decision. Danny Johnson made the team last year as a rookie but seems outside the roster bubble right now. 

Safety (4)
Landon Collins
Montae Nicholson
Troy Apke
Deshazor Everett
Note: So far, this seems pretty obvious.  

Special teams (3)
Dustin Hopkins
Tress Way
Nick Sundberg
Note: Sundberg had back surgery late last year but is on track in his recovery. 


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Redskins vs. 49ers Week 7: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

Redskins vs. 49ers Week 7: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

The Redskins finally got into the win column for the first time this season when they stopped a late two-point conversion attempt to hold on for a 17-16 win over the Dolphins in Week 6.

They now turn their sights to the undefeated 49ers, who boast the NFL’s third-best scoring offense (29.4 PPG) and second-best scoring defense (12.8 PPG). San Francisco dismantled the Rams 20-7 last week to give the team its first 5-0 start since 1990.

Bill Callahan will make his FedEx Field debut as the Redskins’ interim head coach, hoping to carry over the success his offense had on the ground (145 rushing yards) in Miami.

Washington is 11-20-1 against the 49ers all time, last meeting on Oct. 15, 2017, when the Redskins won 26-24 behind Kirk Cousins’ 330 yards and three total touchdowns.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Redskins’ Week 6 matchup in Landover:


Who: Washington Redskins (1-5) vs. San Francisco 49ers (5-0)

What: Game 7 of the 2019 NFL regular season

When: Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, 1:00 p.m. ET

Where: FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland

TV Channel: FOX

Live Stream: Pregame and postgame coverage streaming on

Radio: Redskins Radio Network

Spread: 49ers, -10

Over/Under: 40.0

Weather: 57 degrees, rain expected


8:30 a.m.: Pro Football Weekly

9:00 a.m.: Inside the Redskins

9:30 a.m.: Redskins Kickoff Preview

10:00 a.m.: Redskins Coach's Show

10:30 a.m.: Redskins Talk: Week 7

11:30 a.m.: Redskins Preview: D.C. Sports Live

12:00 p.m.: Redskins Kickoff Live

4:00 p.m.: Redskins Postgame Live 

5:00 p.m.: Redskins Overtime Live


Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 8, Redskins at Eagles (L, 32-27)

Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 15, Cowboys at Redskins, (L, 31-21)

Week 3: Monday, Sept. 23, Bears at Redskins, (L, 32-27)

Week 4: Sunday, Sept. 29, Redskins at Giants, (L, 24-3)

Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 6, Patriots at Redskins, (L, 33-7)

Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 13, Redskins at Dolphins, (W, 17-16)

Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 20, 49ers at Redskins, 1 p.m.

Week 8: Thursday, Oct. 24, Redskins at Vikings, 8:20 p.m.

Week 9: Sunday, Nov. 3, Redskins at Bills, 1 p.m.

Week 10: BYE

Week 11: Sunday, Nov. 17, Jets at Redskins, 1 p.m.

Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 24, Lions at Redskins, 1 p.m.

Week 13: Sunday, Dec. 1, Redskins at Panthers, 1 p.m.

Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 8, Redskins at Packers, 1 p.m.

Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 15, Eagles at Redskins, 1 p.m.

Week 16: Sunday, Dec. 22, Giants at Redskins, 1 p.m.

Week 17: Sunday, Dec. 29, Redskins at Cowboys, 1 p.m.


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Fantasy Football RB Rankings 2019: Week 7

Fantasy Football RB Rankings 2019: Week 7

Week 6 is in the books and rosters are beginning to take shape. Here are the top running backs for Week 7.

For a tiered breakdown of each fantasy football position, click below:

Quarterback Rankings: Week 7
Running Back Rankings: Week 7
Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 7
Tight End Rankings: Week 7

TIER 1: RB1's 

1. David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals  
Opponent: at Giants
2019 Stats: 298 Rushing YDS, 2 Rushing TD, 30 Receptions, 315 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 121.3 PTS, 2019 RB5
Previous Ranking: 4

2. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys  
Opponent: vs. Eagles
2019 Stats: 491 Rushing YDS, 5 Rushing TD, 18 Receptions, 139 Receiving YDS, 109 PTS, 2019 RB8
Previous Ranking: 2  

3. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings  
Opponent: at Lions
2019 Stats: 583 Rushing YDS, 6 Rushing TD, 23 Receptions, 213 Receiving YDS, 136.6 PTS, 2019 RB2
Previous Ranking: 3  

4. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants 
Opponent: vs. Cardinals
2019 Stats: 237 Rushing YDS, 1 Rushing TD, 11 Receptions, 174 Receiving YDS, 48.1 PTS 2019 RB37
Previous Ranking: NR  

5. Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers  
Opponent: vs. Raiders
2019 Stats: 349 Rushing YDS, 8 Rushing TD, 23 Receptions, 163 Receiving YDS, 120.2 PTS, 2019 RB6
Previous Ranking: 11  
6. Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts
Opponent: vs. Texans
2019 Stats: Rushing YDS, Rushing TD, Receptions, Receiving YDS, PTS, 2019 RB19
Previous Ranking: Bye

7. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars  
Opponent: at Bengals   
2019 Stats: 584 Rushing YDS, 1 Rushing TD, 26 Receptions, 189 Receiving YDS, 107.3 PTS, 2019 RB9
Previous Ranking: 14  

TIER 2: High-end RB2's  

8. Mark Ingram, Baltimore Ravens
Opponent: at Seahawks
2019 Stats: 424 Rushing YDS, 7 Rushing TD, 11 Receptions, 89 Receiving YDS, 104.3 PTS, 2019 RB10
Previous Ranking: 12

9. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans  
Opponent: vs. Chargers
2019 Stats: 416 Rushing YDS, 4 Rushing TD, 6 Receptions, 102 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 87.8 PTS, 2019 RB15
Previous Ranking: 8  

10. Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks  
Opponent: vs. Ravens
2019 Stats: 504 Rushing YDS, 2 Rushing TD, 19 Receptions, 140 Receiving YDS, 2 Receiving TD, 101.4 PTS, 2019 RB11
Previous Ranking: 10  

11. Tevin Coleman, San Francisco 49ers
Opponent: at Redskins
2019 Stats: 165 Rushing YDS, 2 Rushing TD, 4 Receptions, 49 Receiving YDS, 37.4 PTS, 2019 RB46
Previous Ranking:  NR

12. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams  
Opponent: at Falcons
2019 Stats: 270 Rushing YDS, 5 Rushing TD, 14 Receptions, 68 Receiving YDS, 75.8 PTS, 2019 RB18
Previous Ranking: 17

13. Josh Jacobs, Oakland Raiders
Opponent: at Packers
2019 Stats: 430 Rushing YDS, 4 Rushing TD, 6 Receptions, 77 Receiving YDS, 80.7 PTS, 2019 RB17
Previous Ranking: Bye

TIER 3: On the verge RB2's  

14. Kerryon Johnson, Detroit Lions  
Opponent: vs. Vikings
2019 Stats: 285 Rushing YDS, 2 Rushing TD, 9 Receptions, 126 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 66.1 PTS, 2019 RB23  
Previous Ranking: 13  

15. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons  
Opponent: vs. Rams
2019 Stats: 275 Rushing YDS, 25 Receptions, 203 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 88.8 PTS, 2019 RB14
Previous Ranking: 19     

16. Le’Veon Bell, New York Jets  
Opponent: vs. Patriots
2019 Stats: 256 Rushing YDS, 1 Rushing TD, 28 Receptions, 169 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 82.5 PTS, 2019 RB16
Previous Ranking: 16  

17. Devin Singletary, Buffalo Bills  
Opponent: vs. Dolphins
2019 Stats: 127 Rushing YDS, 1 Rushing TD, 5 Receptions, 28 Receiving YDS, 26.5 PTS, 2019 RB60  
Previous Ranking: Bye

18. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers  
Opponent: vs. Texans 
2019 Stats: 49 Rushing YDS, 7 Receptions, 37 Receiving YDS, 15.6 PTS, 2019 RB72  
Previous Ranking: 18  

19. Carlos Hyde, Houston Texans
Opponent: at Colts
2019 Stats: 426 Rushing YDS, 3 Rushing TD, 6 Receptions, 22 Receiving YDS, 66.8 PTS, 2019 RB22
Previous Ranking: NR

20. James White, New England Patriots  
Opponent: at Jets
2019 Stats: 63 Rushing YDS, 31 Receptions, 224 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 65.6 PTS, 2019 RB24
Previous Ranking: 15

21. Matt Breida, San Francisco 49ers  
Opponent: at Redskins
2019 Stats: 376 Rushing YDS, 1 Rushing TD, 10 Receptions, 73 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 66.9 PTS, 2019 RB21
Previous Ranking: 21  

22. Phillip Lindsay, Denver Broncos  
Opponent: vs. Chiefs
2019 Stats: 397 Rushing YDS, 4 Rushing TD, 19 Receptions, 147 Receiving YDS, 97.4 PTS, 2019 RB13 
Previous Ranking: 22  

23. Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles Chargers  
Opponent: vs. Titans
2019 Stats: 241 Rushing YDS, 3 Rushing TD, 42 Receptions, 370 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 135.1 PTS, 2019 RB3
Previous Ranking: 9  

24. Sony Michel, New England Patriots  
Opponent: at Jets
2019 Stats: 348 Rushing YDS, 3 Rushing TD, 5 Receptions, 59 Receiving YDS, 61.7 PTS, 2019 RB28 
Previous Ranking: 23  

25. Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles  
Opponent: at Cowboys
2019 Stats: 199 Rushing YDS, 13 Receptions, 219 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 58.8 PTS, 2019 RB29
Previous Ranking: 25  

For a tiered breakdown of each fantasy football position, click below:

Quarterback Rankings: Week 7
Running Back Rankings: Week 7
Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 7
Tight End Rankings: Week 7