Predicting the members of the Redskins practice squad for 2019 after roster cuts
LB BJ Blunt
The Redskins are only going to have four inside linebackers on their roster to start the season. Because of this, it makes sense for them to bring another linebacker aboard on the practice squad just to ensure that they have depth available if they should need it.
BJ Blunt would qualify. The undrafted free agent out of McNeese State came to the team as a raw prospect who needed to develop at his new position (he played safety until his senior year of college).
Blunt showed well in the preseason and the big thing that stood out about him was his effort. He was always looking to make a play and had a nose for the football. His instincts are certainly strong and as a converted safety, he should be able to cover. The only concern is that he’s a bit undersized, but if he can bulk up a bit on the practice squad, he’ll be in good shape.
If the Redskins decide they need extra linebacker help at any point during the season, Blunt would be the first guy they call up. The team could also look to keep late-preseason signing Gary Johnson on the practice squad because of his speed, but Blunt should have the advantage given his consistent play.