The Washington Redskins released their depth chart for the Philadelphia Eagles game on Monday Night Football. While most positions were laid out the way you would have expected, a couple moves might have been eyebrow rising.
For starters Aldrick Robinson has jumped up to the third wide-receiver position on the team, a place in which you would expect Leonard Hankerson or even Santana Moss to be in (granted he’s slot now). In a year in which Hankerson is expected to break out, second-year player Aldrick Robinson has managed to jumped ahead of him and steal the show.
While Logan Paulsen jumped ahead of Niles Paul, which again shouldn’t be a surprise with the preseason Paulsen had proving yet again he can be just as good as a receiver as he is a blocker. Jordan Reed on the other hand might be a shocker being behind Niles Paul, as Reed appeared to be the better player in preseason.
Perhaps Mike Shanahan plans on keeping the more veteran-like players in the game who have played against the Philadelphia Eagles, even though Paul career wise has only two receptions for 21 yards against the Eagles.
While Most expected Amerson to start, the Redskins have gone with Josh Wilson for the simple fact of veteran presence. There’s no denying Wilson had a down season last year, but that’s one of the first times in his career you can say that.
Amerson might be able to jump ahead of Wilson by the end of the year if he has another bad season, but right now Wilson is the man to beat, and if Amerson plays like he did the last preseason game, he won’t be finding himself in the lead.
Jose Gumbs was extremely impressive for the Redskins in preseason, and might have been one of the better showings between the rookies and newcomers, the question is can he be the backup to Brandon Meriweather.
Reed Doughty has been a dependable safety for the Redskins during his time in Washington, but he’s never been starter material. As the season progresses it will be important to see if the Redskins give Gumbs more playing time.
Heading into preseason one of the main questions was who would be the punt returner for the Washington Redskins. After a dominating performance by Chris Thompson the last preseason game, it was quite clear he’d be the guy.
Santana Moss being his backup on the other hand might have been questionable, along with Joshua Morgan behind him. For every down type of receivers, it might have been smarter to go with someone else as a returner; such as Nick Williams had the Redskins not have kept Pat White on the team.
Moss has been the most successful returner for the Redskins in recent years with 24 punt returns for 216 yards and one touchdown.
While these could change leading up to game time, this is probably going to be the lineup for the Eagles game and the majority of the season depending on injuries and inconsistencies.
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