Redskins training camp roster projection after cutting Mason Foster, signing Corey Robinson
Interior Offensive Line (5)
Wes Martin, Chase Roullier, Brandon Scherff, Ross Pierschbacher, Tony Bergstrom
Let’s start with what we know. Roullier and Scherff are going to be starting on the interior. Scherff is one of the league’s best guards when healthy while Roullier played every snap for the Redskins last year and was generally solid. The third-year player should continue to improve once he returns from a shoulder injury that he rehabbed over the offseason.
The question on the line is who will play at left guard. At the moment, it seems that Martin will be the best option. Martin is a mauler out of Indiana who the ‘Skins spent a fourth-round pick on. While the initial plan was to have him compete with Flowers for the starting guard job, Flowers has been focusing more on tackle. That will give Martin a chance to overtake him in that position battle and potentially solidify the left guard spot which has been a problem for quite some time.
The interesting thing on the interior line will be the backup battles. Right now, the cerebral and experience Alabama rookie Pierschbacher seems to have a good chance to make the roster. He has sound technique and good functional strength, so he should make a solid backup. Aside from him, guys like Bergstrom, Tyler Catalina, Casey Dunn, and, yes, Flowers, could get consideration for a backup guard/tackle role or a backup guard/center role.
While I’m not a big Bergstrom guy, Jay Gruden seems to like him. And if he wants some seasoned NFL experience among his backups, Bergstrom is the best bet. Plus, he knows the system having been here for a couple of years. He doesn’t have much upside left at age 33, but he can get the job done.
Catalina and Dunn would both be in play for the practice squad in this scenario. Catalina would be more of a guard/tackle option while Dunn is better served as a center/guard.