Predicting 5 Players the Redskins Will Release This Offseason

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Andre Roberts
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WR Andre Roberts

When the Redskins signed Roberts back in 2014, they seemed prepared to make him a crucial piece of the passing game. He was supposed to be their clear-cut No. 2  receiver, and someone who could take the pressure off of No. 1 receiver Pierre Garcon. Instead, they followed it up by signing DeSean Jackson, effectively pushing Roberts down to the No. 3 role.

Unfortunately for Roberts, he hasn’t excelled in that role over the last two seasons. As a matter of fact, he’s done little more than convince the Redskins and fans alike that he’s a waste of money heading into 2016. Roberts is scheduled to earn $5 million in 2016, which is way more money than a wide receiver who only had 11 receptions for 135 yards last season deserves.

It certainly wasn’t the direction Roberts expected his NFL career to go when he first signed with the Redskins, but that’s where we’re at right now. Especially with Washington likely to add a pass catcher or two this offseason and youngsters Jamison Crowder and Ryan Grant nipping at his heels, there no longer appears to be a place for Roberts on the Redskins’ roster.

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