Five players the Redskins could target after NFL roster cuts
The Washington Redskins have cut their roster to 53 players, but that doesn’t mean that they’re not going to keep making roster moves.
NFL cut day has come and passed. The Washington Redskins parted ways with 37 players on their 90-man roster as the league saw over a thousand players hit the free agent market. It’s a really tough day for a lot of players across the league, but even with all of that activity, roster moves still aren’t done.
Teams will continue to be making moves over the course of the next few days. Because of the nature of certain Injured Reserve rules, certain players had to make the 53-man roster before being put on the IR while staying eligible for the designated-for-return tag. So, in the coming days, a number of players will be put on short-term IR and that will open up some roster spots.
The Redskins are one of the teams that is likely to open up a couple of roster spots. They decided to keep Shaun Wilson and Jordan Brailford on their initial 53-man roster in order to get both on the IR while giving them the potential option to return. But soon, both will be on IR and there will be two spots open.
The Redskins could sign a couple of players that were among their cuts to fill the spots. And what they could do is initially sign those players to practice squad spots before promoting them to the active roster and then filling their practice squad spots. But, it also remains possible that the team could elect to target some outside help. Here’s a look at five players that were among the NFL’s final cuts that could find a home with the Redskins if they want to add them.