Five takeaways from Washington Football Team’s 53-man roster
By Ian Cummings
No. 5 – Washington will bank on its unproven tight end group
The Washington Football Team could have scoured the waiver wire for tight ends to claim, or pick up one of the many veterans still left on the open market. But instead, they kept an in-house group of three as cuts wound down, and no changes have been made yet.
Starting for the unit is Logan Thomas, an elite athletic prospect who has yet to blossom in his role as a tight end. Next up is Marcus Baugh, a marginal athlete who has yet to log a career catch. And last comes Jeremy Sprinkle, a fifth-round pick who has basically produced like a fifth-round pick.
Washington had a chance to enlist some help here, but they’ll instead go with who they have in the system. In a sense, it’s a move that has merit; Thomas and Haskins developed chemistry down the stretch, and all three tight ends have some degree of unrealized upside. But at the same time, Haskins’ development might demand a reliable tight end.
We still have yet to see if any of these names can fill that role.