Redskins Roster Projection: No Colt McCoy, team goes light in backfield
NFL cut day is rapidly approaching. And the Washington Redskins are going to have to make some difficult roster decisions in the coming weeks. Here’s our latest roster projection.
In the NFL offseason, things can change rapidly. Just a couple of weeks ago, it seemed that Colt McCoy was going to have a chance to with the starting job for the Redskins. Instead, he has sat out a couple of preseason games as he continues to rehab from a leg injury that cost him the last month of the 2018 season.
And now, there are some questions about whether or not he will be on the team’s 53-man roster to start the season.
McCoy’s injury complicates the roster a bit more, but it opens the door for the team to keep some talent at other positions. If the team does place McCoy on IR, they will only carry two quarterbacks. And that extra roster spot could give them an extra linebacker, safety, or receiver as they look to build the most competitive 53-man roster possible.
It is also possible that the team could go light at some other positions in order to load up on their areas of weakness. Running back stands out as one where the ‘Skins could try to go light and ride their three-headed backfield to a solid rushing attack.
With that said, here’s a look at our latest 53-man roster projection, starting with the quarterback position.