Aug 18, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Washington Redskins wide receiver Aldrick Robinson (11) celebrates his touchdown with wide receiver Niles Paul (84) during the second half against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. The Bears won 33-31. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-US PRESSWIRE

Redskins final 53: The bubble shrinks

December 24, 2011; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins wide receiver Brandon Banks (16) walks off the field after his touchdown was called back for a penalty against the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth quarter at FedEx Field. The Vikings won 33-26. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

Brandon Banks does it again. Banks, who was on the bubble for most of traning camp and the beginning of the preseason, has solidified his spot yet again. While many Redskins fans may be struggling internally with the misinformation coming from Mike Shanahan and the exciting return from last week, fear not. Banks has likely locked up the sixth receiver spot, but with six spots at receiver (possibly seven), what do we make of Alfred Morris?

August 18, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) hands off to running back Alfred Morris (46) against the Chicago Bears during the second quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE

Morris had two carries of consequence against the Bears stout front seven. Morris is vying for a spot on the roster at one of the Redskins’ deepest positions in running back. Some say Morris is a lock “because he fits the system”, but then one would assume that either Hightower, Helu Jr., or Royster wouldn’t make it. It’s fair to say that if Morris makes the team, it would be as the fourth back.

August 18, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (12) makes a pass past Chicago Bears defensive end Shea McClellin (99) during the second half at Soldier Field. The Bears beat the Redskins 33-31. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE

Kirk Cousins was never on the bubble for being cut, but he may be inside the bubble for the second string at quarterback. Cousins dazzled and threw three touchdowns in a failed comeback attempt against Chicago. Cousins looked solid, solid enough to spark a few meaningless “quarterback controversy” debates.

Aldrick Robinson also played well. He was on the receiving end of one of Cousins late touchdown catches. His performance will make the decision for the last receiver spot that much harder to make.

An in-depth review of the next “last four in and first four out” will be available tomorrow. Stay tuned to Riggo’s Rag for more!

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