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A player who didn’t play a single snap of regular season football for the Redskins is one of the most surprising cuts as the team works to finalizing its 53-man roster.

The Redskins have released third-team quarterback Nate Sudfeld, according to multiple media reports. Sudfeld was a sixth-round draft pick of the team in 2016. He was expected to be a project and that showed as he went through the offseason program, training camp, and the preseason as a rookie. His footwork and decision making, among other factors, obviously needed work.

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This was expected, and Sudfeld spent the 2016 season on the 53-man roster. He practiced every day but on game days he was inactive very week.

This year he showed little improvement. He still had plenty of work to do before he could even be considered a solid option as a backup quarterback. It looked like he might have saved his job with a good performance in the Redskins’ fourth preseason game against the Bucs on Thursday.

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But apparently, Jay Gruden and the rest of the organization looked at his body of work over the year and decided that he did not show enough improvement between his first and second seasons to warrant using one of the precious roster spots on him.

 

It’s possible that his development will continue. If he is not claimed by another team he is a strong candidate to be put on the Redskins’ practice squad.

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