At some point, the Washington football team will have to start its cut down by trimming its 90-man roster down to 80. Today, it appears as though they are beginning that process.
Each year, tough decisions have to be made on the roster front, and even with all the changes off the field for the Washington football team, that’s one thing that will stay the same. Training camp has started for some players, and as the team further integrates into its preseason functions, more tough decisions will have to be made.
Earlier today, the Washington football team kicked off roster cuts by releasing two players on the offensive side of the ball: Offensive guard Jeremy Vujnovich and wide receiver Emanuel Hall. The moves were confirmed by the Washington football team’s official Twitter account.
Vujnovich was given a standard release, while Hall, a developmental receiver who tore his Achilles earlier in the offseason, was waived with a non-football injury designation.
Vujnovich, 29, entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2013, first signing with the Green Bay Packers. He would go on to sign with the Indianapolis Colts in 2016, and in 2017, he moved into a full-time starting role, starting all sixteen games at left guard. The Colts ultimately passed on retaining him in 2018, and he was brought on as a backup for the Cardinals. He was likely to reprise that role in Washington, had he been kept.
Hall, 23, came into the league as an undrafted free agent in 2019. He was widely expected to be drafted, given his explosive athleticism and size, but concerns over his professional readiness forced him out of the draft lineup. He spent time with the Bears and Buccaneers in his first offseason, but ultimately ended up with the Washington football team after neither team chose to retain him.
The moves are both expected, to a degree. Vujnovich was buried deep on the interior depth chart, and other younger options may have pushed him out of the competition. Hall, meanwhile, was expected to compete for one of the backup wide receiver spots before his injury, but with a torn Achilles, his career is, at the very least, on hold for 2020. It’s unclear if Hall will revert to injured reserve.
Hall and Vujnovich were the first to go, but the Washington football team still has much to do in the lead-up to the 2020 regular season. More cuts will be coming, as well as other moves and updates.