The Washington Redskins have added quite a few players to their roster this offseason. And these new additions could push a handful of players off the roster, or at least onto the roster bubble.
Every year, NFL teams have a lot of roster turnover. But years in which teams change head coaches, they tend to see even more turnover.
The reason for this? A new coach brings in a new system. Some players don’t fit that new system. Additionally, other players that may have been favored by a previous coaching staff may not fit as well with the new staff. And free agents that the staff isn’t as familiar with often walk.
With Ron Rivera now in charge, the ‘Skins are one of the teams that should see a lot of turnover. They already have shipped off their two starting corners from last year, let two quarterbacks walk in free agency, traded Trent Williams, and added plenty of players in free agency and via the draft. And eventually, they’ll have to pare down their roster.
Right now, the Redskins have 84 players on their 90-man roster. By the start of the season, they’ll have 53 (and 10 practice squad players, two of which can be activated on game days). As a result, the team will be parting ways with a number of players. And while some can likely be written off as camp-body types now, the bubble may be larger this year as Rivera decides which of the holdovers to keep on the roster.
That said, here’s a look at five players that may not make the Redskins roster in 2020. They could, but there are some questions surrounding their status with the team.