Washington Redskins players listed alphabetically or numerically. The Redskins — the same Redskins who signed Albert Haynesworth for $100 million — threw ... and they have a roster that is 90 percent set with players that … And worst case scenario, veteran Tyler Polumbus is a decent fill-in at right tackle. In a radio interview that I heard personally, Wilson admitted that the lack of offseason last year really stumped his ability to grasp the defense. Washington only has four players with a $10+ million cap hit this season and still have plenty of room to add some veteran talent to the roster before the season begins. Morgan is returning from an injury last season in San Francisco, but the Redskins have big plans of using him as a slot receiver. After losing rookie Chase Minnifield to injury, Jones was signed for depth during practice. He has the veteran experience for the whole unit to learn from, and he's a leader in the locker room. He was efficient last year and will likely stay with the team. Quarterback (3): Robert Griffin III, Kirk Cousins, Rex Grossman, Running Back (3): Roy Helu Jr., Evan Royster, Tim Hightower, Tight End (3): Fred Davis, Chris Cooley, Niles Paul, Wide Receiver (7): Pierre Garcon, Santana Moss, Leonard Hankerson, Josh Morgan, Terrence Austin, Aldrick Robinson, Brandon Banks, Offensive Line (9): Trent Williams, Kory Lichtensteiger, Will Montgomery, Chris Chester, Willie Smith, Tyler Polumbus, Josh LeRibeus, Maurice Hurt, Adam Gettis, Defensive End (4): Stephen Bowen, Adam Carriker, Jarvis Jenkins, Kedric Golston, Nose Tackle (2): Barry Cofield, Truck Neild, Inside Linebacker (4): London Fletcher, Perry Riley, Lorenzo Alexander, Keenan Robinson, Outside Linebacker (4): Brian Orakpo, Ryan Kerrigan, Rob Jackson, Markus White, Cornerback (6): Josh Wilson, DeAngelo Hall, Kevin Barnes, Cedric Griffin, Richard Crawford, Brandyn Thompson, Safety (4): Brandon Meriweather, Madieu Williams, DeJon Gomes, Tanard Jackson, Special Teams (3): Graham Gano, Sav Rocca, Nick Sundberg. Redskins Nation should be extremely excited for this young man. The Redskins landed him and brought him in as a sizable (6'2") camp project after watching him haul in six touchdowns during his rookie season last year. It's not necessarily that the Redskins couldn't place Brown on a list and recall him after Week 6, because his talent (when healthy) is worth that much. 1 receiver. But his blocking needs are a big work in progress. Share this story. The Patriots prefer to slowly reintegrate players coming off major injuries in a platoon-type role. Top Five Offensive Redskins Players of the 2012 Season 1- Robert Griffin III For nearly 20 years the Washington Redskins searched for a franchise quarterback who could lead them back to glory, they found it in 2012. This will attempt to fill those holes and project the 2011-12 starting lineup for the Washington Redskins . Unfortunately for Brown, his nagging hip injury didn't get any better with offseason yoga and pilates. The 2013 season was the Washington Redskins' 82nd in the National Football League.They failed to improve on their 10–6 regular season record from 2012, and suffered through a 3–13 season, which was the worst record that the team had posted since 1994, resulting in the firing of head coach Mike Shanahan and most of his staff after four seasons. Hall will continue his gambling playmaking ways this season, but coaches may prefer to line him up at the nickel in order to better showcase his talents. Not to say his position doesn't matter, but it sure is uneventful. He's not explosive as an edge-rusher, but he has above-average athleticism and coverage skills, with a good feel for the game and great reaction time. With Cooley slowing down physically and the jury still out on whether or not Fred Davis can conduct himself as an adult, this season will be crucial for Niles Paul and his future with the Redskins. OLBs on roster: Ryan Kerrigan, Monte Lewis, Brian McNally, Brian Orakpo, Keenan Robinson, Markus White, Chris Wilson, Rob Jackson, Projected starters: Ryan Kerrigan, Brian Orakpo, Offseason additions: Monte Lewis, Brian McNally, Keenan Robinson, Projected final roster: Rob Jackson, Ryan Kerrigan, Brian Orakpo, Markus White. Every QB, RB, WR, etc. With both of these guys healthy, the Redskins are equipped with one of the better young rush-linebacker tandems in the league. Through camp so far, both Rex Grossman and Kirk Cousins have struggled. 2 spot and select him in April's draft, but Griffin is also the most talented quarterback on the roster without having even played an NFL down. BOSTON, MA – Curt Schilling, whose legendary bloody sock is synonymous with the historic 2004 World Championship, heads the 2012 class of inductees into the Red Sox Hall of Fame. But when you look at his overall reliability and durability, in addition to his cap hit this season, Brown is a very expensive liability. The best kicker in camp and preseason will be the kicker for the Redskins in 2012. the official stats partner of the NFL. He was basically thrown into the mix and didn't really begin to understand the defense until about Week 7 or 8. NFC East Division But my opinion is that offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan will have to get creative in implementing Banks in the offense somehow, whether it be bubble screens, coming out of the backfield, reverses, etc. However, there have also been talks of Alexander being used at tight end. 07/25/2012: The Washington Redskins signed fullback Dorson Bryce. Williams has since expressed his regret and says that he has learned from his mistakes. Copyright © 2000-2021 Sports Reference LLC. The Redskins apparently don't see themselves in many games coming down to three points this season. Join our linker program. With projected starter Darrel Young going down with a strained hammy, Bryce was signed to fill in during camp. The Redskins linebacking corps is arguably one of their deepest. While many had questions regarding Gano's inconsistency, it seemed like everyone had answers confirming Cundiff's habit of choking. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. After missing a majority of last year due to injury, Moss returns at the ripe age of 33 hungrier than ever. WRs on roster: Anthony Armstrong, Terrence Austin, Brandon Banks, Pierre Garcon, Leonard Hankerson, Darius Hanks, Sam Kirkland, Lance Lewis, Josh Morgan, Santana Moss, Niles Paul, Aldrick Robinson, Dezmon Briscoe, Projected starters: Santana Moss, Pierre Garcon, Josh Morgan, Offseason additions: Pierre Garcon, Darius Hanks, Brian Hernandez, Sam Kirkland, Lance Lewis, Josh Morgan, Dezmon Briscoe, Roster cuts: Brian Hernandez, Kelvin Bolden, Projected final roster: Terrence Austin, Pierre Garcon, Leonard Hankerson, Josh Morgan, Santana Moss, Aldrick Robinson, Brandon Banks. Instead, coaches will likely find a way to get Banks the ball in space on offense and allow him to go make a play. OGs on roster: Chris Chester, Erik Cook, Grant Garner, Adam Gettis, Maurice Hurt, Josh LeRibeus, Kory Lichtensteiger, Nick Martinez, Projected starters: Kory Lichtensteiger, Chris Chester, Offseason additions: Grant Garner, Adam Gettis, Josh LeRibeus, Nick Martinez, Projected final roster: Chris Chester, Adam Gettis, Josh LeRibeus, Kory Lichtensteiger, Maurice Hurt. At one point, local product Tanard Jackson was a rising star in Tampa Bay. For a team that has gone through the turmoil of Albert Haynesworth, Jeff George and Steve Spurrier, anyone that believes a serious turnaround and playoff football will happen overnight in Washington might as well make a wish in some other fountain. Below is a projection of how that could look. His accuracy, while not perfect, seems to develop from a lack of consistency. The Redskins opened their 2012 season on the road, marking the much-anticipated debut of Robert Griffin III, the second overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. NTs on roster: Barry Cofield, Chris Baker, Truck Neild, Projected final roster: Barry Cofield, Truck Neild. Situationally? The Redskins added 10 new players last weekend via the NFL Draft. With … Although Shanahan would probably like Gano to win the job, no one should anticipate any exceptions. Absolutely. 07/28/2012:  The Washington Redskins claimed Dezmon Briscoe from the Buccaneers. Not much is more exciting on defense than pass-rushers in the 3-4 scheme. Likely positioned as the Redskins starting tight end is Fred Davis. But he'll have too much work cut out for him to make the final 53. But Doughty's coverage skills are finally tested this season during training camp, and his tackling doesn't hold strong enough. Shanahan keeps saying that this team is better than his previous Redskins squads that won only five and six games. I wouldn't be surprised to see a fight between he and Neild throughout camp. Sav Rocca returns as one of the more effective punters in the league, and the Redskins are lucky to have him. Watch our How-To Videos to Become a Stathead, Subscribe to Stathead and get access to more data than you can imagine. As of August 1, Redskins insider Chris Russell has reported that results from Brown's MRI have not yet been released. All team transactions will be reported directly and exclusively from the Redskins' team website. View the TCU Horned Frogs roster for the 2012 FBS college football season. Rookie Keenan Robinson was more of a natural fit at outside linebacker in college, but I see him best-suited as an inside guy in the NFL. The obvious difference between the two is that Grossman has been in the league for about a decade, while Cousins is a fourth-round rookie. this link will be used as the only news source. But he missed nine games in 2015 with a lacerated kidney and torn abdominal muscles and the entire 2017 season because of a shoulder injury. Safeties on roster: Travon Bellamy, Jordan Bernstine, Reed Doughty, DeJon Gomes, Tanard Jackson, Brandon Meriweather, Madieu Williams, Projected starters: Brandon Meriweather, Tanard Jackson, Offseason additions: Brandon Meriweather, Tanard Jackson, Jordan Bernstine, Travon Bellamy, Madieu Williams, Projected final roster: Tanard Jackson, DeJon Gomes, Madieu Williams, Brandon Meriweather. I would expect Smith, even if he suffered an injury, to be fine by Week 2 of the preseason. Are you a Stathead, too? John I. Taylor, who owned the Red Sox and conceived and named Fenway Park, will also be enshrined, posthumously, in ceremonies at Fenway Park August 3. See: Malcolm Kelly. After missing the final four games of last year for violating the league's substance abuse policy, Davis was hit with the franchise tag and basically told by the team to prove he can be a responsible professional. John Keim of the Washington Examiner has confirmed that wide receiver Brandon Banks will make the Washington Redskins' 2012 roster.. Will Montgomery is slated to return as the starter, even with a majority of us believing he's better-suited as a backup. For the first time, Griffin'… Originally, I thought free-agent pickup Jonathan Goff could battle for the linebacker spot alongside Fletcher, but his torn ACL has made him the Redskins' most recent roster cut. Given the green light to take a quarterback's head off on every play, the Redskins don a pretty solid duo. On the other side, Brian Orakpo enters his fourth professional season and remains committed to improving his technique and rush moves. However, the lead would be short lived as Six-time Pro Bowl QB Drew Brees marched his Saints down the field, culminating in a 20-yard touchdown pass to star tight end Jimmy Graham. But fellow rookie Adam Gettis offers a little more versatility along the front line, and Compton will have a chance to improve on the practice squad. On the other side, Chris Chester reigns supreme at the position. Therefore, having starters go down or experience setbacks is not a pretty picture. 2012 Washington Redskins football team scores, roster and statistics. As a late-round rookie, Neild did perform well when on the field, and I would think he's the favorite to backup Cofield again this season. He did twist his knee in practice on Monday (July 30) after getting steamrolled by Rob Jackson, but MRI results are pending. Cofield is not only in the second year of Jim Haslett's system, but he also doesn't face the restrictions of a locked-out offseason like he did last year. Coaches like Gettis' athleticism, and he can play guard or sub at center. Not to worry, as third-year linebacker Perry Riley has picked up valuable experience along the way and seems prepared to take over the starting role. 2012 Washington Redskins Statistics & Players: 10-6 (po:0-1) (1st in NFC East), Coach: Mike Shanahan, ProBowl: Alexander, Fletcher, Griffin, Kerrigan, Williams In other words, Steiger is still considered the team's starting left guard. The Redskins could still bring in a free agent to test Gano, but it seems unlikely if Rackers couldn't get it done. Cofield was very productive as a middle clog last year for the Redskins, and the expectations for him are even higher this season. Kirkland wasn't enough in practice to warrant him any extra time. The rookies will soon be in Ashburn for rookie minicamp, and not long after, full minicamp with the entire team. And given that his pass-rushing skills could improve, he has the potential to be very good in just a few short years. Data Provided By Despite suffering a strained hamstring in practice (July 30), Darrel Young is the Redskins starting fullback. : Chris Foerster (Offensive Line), Matt LaFleur (Quarterbacks), Sean McVay (Tight Ends), Raheem Morris (Secondary) and Bob Slowik (Linebackers), Executive VP/General Manager: Bruce Allen, Preseason Odds: Super Bowl +6600; O/U: 6.5, Training Camp: Redskins Park (Ashburn, Virginia), Every Sports Reference Social Media Account, Site Last Updated: Saturday, January 23, 7:07AM. Brown remains in New York awaiting the results, claiming that he's tired of "rest" and that he wants news of a real remedy. After he cleared waivers, Minnifield hit the injured reserve list because the Redskins didn't want to rush back a young man with a blown knee. That is, of course, barring the unexpected. A franchise quarterback has finally arrived; offensive playmakers are beginning the climb to their prime, and the defense is becoming a solid unit from the trench back. Where at one time I predicted him as a member of the practice squad, Crawford is continuing to prove me stupid. Off-the-field run-ins (violating the league's substance abuse policy) eventually landed him a one-year suspension. The Redskins signed FA veteran Neil Rackers in the offseason to come in and give Gano some competition, something that will hopefully propel Gano and get him over the hump. Jenkins was a rookie last year that was lost for the season before ever playing his first regular season game. (via insider Chris Russell, @Russellmania980). After being drafted in last year as a wide receiver, Niles Paul was converted to tight end this offseason with the thought of a hybrid-like position in mind. Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni will be the next head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, sources told ESPN on Thursday. With other guys on the roster such as Aldrick Robinson, Terrence Austin, Niles Paul or even rookie Jordan Bernstine, Banks has to separate himself. Fortunately, it was an early-season injury, and Jenkins has had plenty of time to recover from the torn ACL. Rookies Josh LeRibeus and Adam Gettis, along with second-year player Maurice Hurt, could serve as key reserves for the Redskins this season. 07/30/2012:  The Washington Redskins released linebacker Jonathan Goff. Truck Neild was somewhat of a surprise keep last season when it came down to roster cuts. There was a shot for Martinez after some displays during preseason games, but the rookie guard from Oklahoma State will likely land on the practice squad. All logos are the trademark & property of their owners and not Sports Reference LLC. But, when healthy, the 30-year-old veteran is the Redskins' best pure tight end. And while Willie Smith continues to nurse a twisted knee (current diagnosis, pre-MRI), Compton still has a slight shot. CBs on roster: Kevin Barnes, Jordan Bernstine, Richard Crawford, Cedric Griffin, DeAngelo Hall, Brandyn Thompson, Morgan Trent, Josh Wilson, Chase Minnifield, David Jones, Projected starters: DeAngelo Hall, Josh Wilson, Offseason additions: Jordan Bernstine, Richard Crawford, Cedric Griffin, Morgan Trent, Chase Minnifield, David Jones, Projected final roster: Kevin Barnes, Cedric Griffin, DeAngelo Hall, Richard Crawford, Brandyn Thompson, Josh Wilson. The Redskins were thought to be lucky enough to sign undrafted free agent Chase Minnifield this summer, but a nagging knee injury has since landed him on the IR. With his versatility, the possibilities are endless. Not only did the Redskins mortgage their future in order to move up to the No. 07/24/2012:  The Washington Redskins signed cornerback David Jones. Kehl's chances increased after the Redskins lost Jonathan Goff to a torn ACL, but it won't be enough. Beginning in the second half of last season, left tackle Trent Williams began to show signs that proved his worth as a former No. After lacking playmakers last season, the Redskins made it their mission to go out this offseason and correct it. 07/25/2012:  The Washington Redskins placed cornerback Chase Minnifield on IR. 07/28/2012:  The Washington Redskins waived wide receiver Brian Hernandez. You can see Cooley's statement here, from right after the news was handed down. Not necessarily from a talent perspective as a returner, but in the sense that he needs to prove he can contribute at another position. After spending time on the team's practice squad last year, Crompton was in a very tough spot this season. Although both seem positioned to make the roster, neither are guaranteed. Despite a somewhat consistent college career, Hernandez was a huge long shot to make the roster. Hurt may be natural at the guard position, but he could also serve as an emergency fill-in at right tackle. Davis was one of the team's sole offensive playmakers last season, and there's no denying his talent. We present them here for purely educational purposes. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the Washington Redskins. But there will be a fight this summer in camp to see which of them is actually at their best. Although the team would like to retain Brown in hopes that he could return midseason, his cap number is simply too high. Training camp isn't for three months and roster cuts won't happen until September, still, the outline of a newly shaped Redskins roster is starting to appear. His athleticism, speed and blocking will go a long way for the Redskins this season. After spending all nine seasons of his NFL career in Washington, Cooley was released on Tuesday. With four spots generally locked at receiver, the position was one of the toughest competitions. QBs on roster: Kirk Cousins, Jonathan Crompton, Robert Griffin III, Rex Grossman, Offseason additions: Kirk Cousins, Robert Griffin III, Projected final roster: Robert Griffin III, Kirk Cousins, Rex Grossman. Even with unexpected injuries hitting the backfield, the rookie out of Syracuse had very little chance of making the roster. 07/25/2012:  The Washington Redskins waived guard Nevin McCaskill. Morris' fiery style and experience as a head coach have already excited his players in Washington, and he could play a special role in the potential rejuvenation of Tanard Jackson's career. Things won't be easy for the young man, but his future appears bright. Subscribe to our Free Newsletter, This Month in Sports ReferenceFind out when we add a feature or make a change. A link to each WAS player's individual page is provided for 2012. Banks has mentioned that he's in good health this camp, which should help his performance. This comes following an impressive performance in Wednesday's preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Showcasing his overall athleticism, Banks made a 47-yard catch, a 43-yard run, and a 22-yard punt return. All transactions prior to July 24 can be found by using the provided link. Signed as an unrestricted free agent, Kehl was a long shot to make the roster to begin with. Although fans and coaches clearly saw the importance of Stephen Bowen and Adam Carriker last season, the opposition didn't seem to show them much respect. But on Monday (July 30), Lichtensteiger underwent arthroscopic surgery on that same knee to remove cartilage particles. This move makes very little sense to me. Most data provided by 24-7 Baseball, creators of the ESPN Pro Football Encyclopedia. Unfortunately, nagging injuries to his hip and groin are threatening his roster spot all together. 2012 Washington Redskins Starters, Roster, & Players: 10-6 (po:0-1) (1st in NFC East), Coach: Mike Shanahan, ProBowl: Alexander, Fletcher, Griffin, Kerrigan, Williams It's obvious that kickers often go overlooked, but Rocca shouldn't be on that list. Again, adding depth along the offensive line was a free agent's best shot on the Redskins roster. It looks like veteran tight end Chris Cooley could play multiple roles for the Redskins this year with the release of Mike Shanahan's first depth chart of the 2012 Season. After battling some off-field issues, the second-year receiver was released and even received a few claims from other teams (including the Cowboys). Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. After watching Josh Wilson come into his own near the end of last year, all eyes will be on him this season to become the team's No. Kicking specialists on roster: Neil Rackers, Graham Gano, Sav Rocca, Nick Sundberg (long snapper), Projected starters: Graham Gano, Sav Rocca (P), Nick Sundberg, Projected final roster: Graham Gano, Sav Rocca, Nick Sundberg. But if he can't get his act together and keep his head on straight, Shanahan doesn't seem like the guy that would lose any sleep over having to bench him or show him the door at season's end. He may not change the landscape of the position, but he was atop the Redskins' list when it came to UFAs. Although many were unaware that Kory Lichtensteiger was a key cog along the offensive front last season, everyone was quickly reminded after the team lost him in Week 6. The injury news surrounding Steiger isn't nearly as alarming as that of Jammal Brown, but Shanahan has made it clear that he will likely take a cautious approach and keep Steiger down through the preseason. From strictly an athleticism and size standpoint, I think the spot would go to Gettis. 3 slot. He's got the perfect blend of attitude and talent. Unfortunately for this seven-year veteran, the coaching staff found talent elsewhere for the interior. From a talent standpoint—and when taken at their best—free-agent additions Tanard Jackson, Brandon Meriweather and Madieu Williams are very solid football players. And for all fans over the age of 25, well, this season is probably just as damn exciting. The Redskins signed un-drafted free agent Grant Garner out of Oklahoma State, and I do think he has a slight chance to make the roster, depending on his versatility. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. Washington Redskins roster for the 2012 NFL season. Since before the rookie was even signed to his deal, head coach Mike Shanahan made it clear that Robert Griffin III was the Redskins' starting quarterback. Riley is a solid tackler and plays physically with good read-and-react skills. As a rookie last season, Ryan Kerrigan proved that converting from a down lineman to a stand-up edge linebacker is easy, and he earned recognition as a Defensive Rookie of the Year candidate. RBs on roster: Antwon Bailey, Lennon Creer, Tristan Davis, Tim Hightower, Roy Helu, Evan Royster, Alfred Morris, Darrel Young, Dorson Bryce, Offseason additions: Antwon Bailey, Lennon Creer, Alfred Morris, Dorson Bryce, Projected final roster: Roy Helu, Evan Royster, Tim Hightower, Darrel Young. Griffin ushered in a new era of football in DC. He's in too much pain to play. There's a chance that Shanahan carries three nose tackles, but I'd assume he'd rather carry more defensive ends in the 3-4 scheme. 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