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In early August, after the Redskins released their first depth chart of training camp, Jay Gruden called the whole idea "silly" and said he was "forced to make it."

On Tuesday, the team posted an updated depth chart, following a weekend in which Washington cut its roster down to 53 names.

Now, Gruden hasn't had a chance to comment on the newest version yet. However, this one certainly feels more serious than silly, considering it features only the guys who'll factor in to the 2019 campaign and was constructed after an intense training camp and four preseason games.

Here's a link to the full depth chart, and below are three things worth noticing on it.

Guice over Peterson

In his press conference on Monday, Gruden told reporters that he anticipates his offense will probably "run through" Derrius Guice. The depth chart appears to confirm that, as the second-year pro is, in fact, the No. 1 running back ahead of Adrian Peterson.

There's a lot to consider after seeing that, including whether Guice will be able to handle the heavy workload after his 2018 torn ACL and how Peterson will feel about a reduced workload if he really is the secondary option.

Those are things that'll be answered in the future. In the present, meanwhile, it's noteworthy how bold Washington is being with Guice.

 

Inexperience at WR

The lack of NFL production at receiver is something that's been discussed heavily since April, but this particular depth chart is the first time you flat-out see it.

Paul Richardson, Terry McLaurin and Trey Quinn are the starters. Behind them is Kelvin Harmon, Robert Davis and Steven Sims, respectively.

All together, those six wideouts have played 58 times in the league — and Paul Richardson owns 54 of those appearances. That's wild.

The returners

The first half of the special teams section is where Tress Way, Dustin Hopkins and Nick Sundberg are listed. Nothing to see there. But what's going on at returner is intriguing.

Sims will be taking back kicks for the Redskins and Quinn will be catching punts. They're the next two hopes for the Burgundy and Gold at those slots, which have been quite ineffective as of late.

In limited time last year, Quinn had the Redskins' best punt return by far, while Sims is someone Gruden continues to refer to as "explosive." Perhaps they'll be able to spark the special teams with chunk plays in their return duties.

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