Three biggest surprises of Washington Football Team’s camp so far
2. TE Marcus Baugh
Many of you are probably saying, “Who!?” right about now. But yes, it appears that Marcus Baugh may legitimately challenge for a role in Washington.
According to ESPN’s John Keim, there had been “lots of Logan Thomas and Marcus Baugh with the 1s” the first two days of camp.
That lined up with what NBC Sports Washington’s JP Finlay had said about seeing Baugh on the field a lot. And per Finlay, Rivera was complimentary of Baugh’s athletic ability though he did concede that he has a lot to learn.
That may not be the most glowing review, but the fact of the matter is that Baugh is getting work higher up on the depth chart than many expected. Many assumed that he was ranked sixth out of six tight ends on the team, but it appears that the coaching staff holds a higher viewpoint of Baugh. And as such, he could remain with the team whether on the roster or the practice squad.
I suppose we should’ve seen this coming. After all, Rivera has worked with Baugh before and decided to sign the former Carolina Panther during the offseason. Clearly, there’s something that he likes about Baugh. And Baugh does have a solid, 6-foot-5, 250-pound frame, so perhaps he can emerge as a rock-solid blocking tight end and special teams presence.
Baugh hasn’t earned a roster spot yet, but it seems likely that he’ll stick around on the practice squad if he doesn’t make the team. And given that there’s been more buzz about Baugh than Jeremy Sprinkle, Hale Hentges, and Thaddeus Moss so far, he’s a name that will bear watching in the weeks leading up to cut day.