Redskins training camp roster projection after cutting Mason Foster, signing Corey Robinson
Josh Norman, Quinton Dunbar, Fabian Moreau, Greg Stroman, Jimmy Moreland, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Adonis Alexander
With the team only keeping four linebackers in this roster projection, that opens up an extra spot elsewhere. And given the team’s depth at cornerback, it makes sense to keep an extra player here.
The cornerback battle is going to be interesting for the Redskins. It’s not the starters that many are wondering about, as Norman, Dunbar, and Moreau seem to be settled as the top three players there. The interesting battle will come for the backup spots.
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The ‘Skins have a group loaded with young talent at corner, and they will likely carry at least two of these members in their secondary. Right now, Stroman and Moreland, two former seventh-round picks, seem likely to make the roster. Stroman flashed a rookie last year in place of Dunbar while Moreland was a big-time playmaker at James Madison. Moreland is more of a slot option while Stroman can play inside and outside, so they give the team strong, young depth.
Rodgers-Cromartie is one of the veterans of the group. Given that the team signed Orlando Scandrick last season to provide veteran depth, it seems likely that DRC will make the squad if he can perform well. He’s versatile and will provide the team with experience, and that’s something they sorely need at cornerback.
Alexander is a wild card here, but he makes it as the seventh corner with the new roster spot available. The former sixth-round pick in the 2018 Supplemental Draft has struggled to make an impact in just over a year with the team. But, his 6-foot-3 frame and potential as a big, physical corner gives him something the team doesn’t have. The Redskins may value that and could be willing to give him a chance if they don’t think he’ll make it to the practice squad.
The odd man out here is Danny Johnson. Though the former undrafted free agent made the team last year and is a good kick returner, he simply hasn’t shown enough on defense yet to warrant a roster spot. That said, he’s a great practice squad candidate and would have a chance to make a different NFL team that didn’t have as much depth at corner.