The Redskins have a newly published depth chart posted on their website, and is likely hung by the locker room or somewhere inside.
There are a few key spots that are what you would expect such as the offensive line, quarterback, and tight end positions. However skimming along there are note worthy items to discuss
We have seen from day one that Santana Moss was once again settling into the number one spot. Starting opposite him is the veteran Joey Galloway. That was expected. However both second stringers are Anthony Armstrong and Roydell Williams, this leaves both Devin Thomas and Malcolm Kelly as third string receivers. Devin Thomas has been having a quiet camp in my opinion, and may need to show quite a bit in the pre-season starting with the game this Friday vs. the Buffalo Bills.
Malcolm Kelly’s hamstring has been keeping him out of practice for almost all of camp. He feels that he will be on the roster at the start of the season and that this setback will not be detrimental to him. However, with the emergence of Anthony Armstrong, and young receivers like Terrence Austin and Brandon Banks, the coaching staff is getting a better look at them than him. At this point I put his chances of a roster spot at 50/50. Each week that he misses significant time, decrease his chances of making the team.
At running back, Clinton Portis and Larry Johnson are easily the 1-2 backs on the chart. Willie Parker, a free agent formerly of the Pittsburg Steelers, is sitting at the bottom of the depth chart at number four behind Ryan Torain. Him making the team at this point are looking slim to none, and I feel he may be cut by the third preseason game id not sooner. His ball catching skills are not superb, and that would be the one factor to endorse him to stay with the other two backs. I think the coaching staff has something to work with, in a young back like Torain, and that may be more valuable to them then a back who was once known as “Fast”.