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The deadline for the Redskins' 53-man roster is at 4:00 p.m. ET on Saturday. 

They got the process started on Friday as there were 11 moves reported. Those moves are recorded below. That leaves them with 80 players on the roster and 25 moves to make. 

Come back and refresh often as the list will be updated throughout the day and analysis will be added as events warrant. 

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Updated: 2:00 p.m. 

So far there have been 31 moves reported, they have 5 left to go.

Reported transactions from Saturday (released/waived unless otherwise noted)

  • OT John Kling (first reported by Mike Jones, Washington Post)
  • ILB Zach Vigil (Ben Standig)
  • NT Joey Mbu (John Keim, ESPN)
  • G Kyle Kalis
  • OLB Ron Thompson (injury settlement, Jones)
  • S Fish Smithson (Master Tesfatsion, Washington Post)
  • C Lucas Crowley (Tesfatsion)
  • LB Pete Robertson (Chris Russell, The Fan)
  • WR Maurice Harris (Grant Paulsen, The Fan)
  • DL Brandon Banks
  • QB Nate Sudfeld
  • C Ronald Patrick (injury settlement)
  • RB Matt Jones (Adam Schefter, ESPN)
  • TE Derek Carrier
  • WR Matt Hazel (Tesfatsion)
  • NT Phil Taylor (injured reserve)
  • WR Robert Davis
  • TE Manasseh Garner
  • ILB Nico Marley

—ILB Nico Marley quickly became a fan favorite after signing with the Redskins as an undrafted free agent. His size (5-8, 200) and heritage (grandson of the late Bob Marley) draw attention to him, as did his play in the preseason. But playing against third- and fourth-string players is different from getting it done in the NFL. 

—We have the first report of one of the Redskins' 10 2017 draft picks getting released. WR Robert Davis has been cut. The sixth-round pick is a likely practice squad candidate. At 6-3 he has good size but he needs a lot of development. It was thought that his special teams ability might give him an edge in making the roster but in the end, it was not. 

—The Redskins have told rookie free agent OL Tyler Catalina that he has made the team. At 325 pounds, he is able to play either guard or tackle, which likely helped him land a spot ahead of fellow undrafted free agent Kyle Kalis. 

 

—After a 2016 season that was hampered by a knee injury he suffered the previous season, TE Derek Carrier made a strong bid for a roster spot. He might be on a roster, but it won't be with the Redskins. The team has informed him that he will be cut if the Redskins are unable to trade him. 

—Many thought that QB Nate Sudfeld had saved his roster spot with a good showing on Thursday night against the Bengals. But his body of work over the course of the offseason program, training camp, and the preseason didn't show enough improvement over his rookie 2016 showing to justify a roster spot. The Redskins will add Sudfeld to the practice squad if he clears waivers and go with Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy on the active roster. 

—WR Maurice Harris was believed to have a bright future. He moved up from the practice squad during the 2016 season and he did well in limited opportunities. But he spent much of training camp injured and rookie Robert Davis and veteran Brian Quick did more to make the team. Harris' lack of contributions on special teams (he was only a backup punt returner) did not help him, either. It seems likely that Harris will get invited to go on the practice squad and get another chance down the road. 

—Rookie free agent S Fish Smithson was popular among fans because of his first name and a nice interception and return he made against the Bengals last Sunday. But he 

—G Kyle Kalis got a lot of work with the second team in practice and he looked like a good bet to stick around as a backup lineman. His release is good news for Tyler Catalina or Arie Kouandjio. 

Joey Mbu got a lot of first-team reps at nose tackle early in training camp and a lot of people thought he might get a spot after Phil Taylor was lost for the seasons. But Mbu didn't play well enough to take advantage of the opening. 

—If the roster limit was 55 or 56 the Redskins might have wanted to keep ILB Zach Vigil around to play special teams. But with the limit at 53, he was too far back on the inside linebacker depth chart to keep.

DeAngelo Hall took a cut to his base salary earlier this year and he just took another one, according to the Washington Post. His salary was cut in half, from $2.2 million to $1.1 million. His new salary is guaranteed. Hall will be moved to the in-season PUP list, meaning that he will miss at least six games. 

From Friday

  • WR James Quick (Mike Jones)
  • S Will Blackmon
  • WR Zach Pascal (Ben Standig)
  • OL Isaiah Williams
  • CB Tevin Homer
  • DL Ondre Pipkins
  • RB Kenny Hilliard 
  • CB Jeremiah McKinnon 
  • OLB Lynden Trail
  • S DeAngelo Hall--PUP list (Jones)
  • OL Kendall Pace