The process to compose the final 53-man roster is always bittersweet, as quality players and people are left on the outside looking in. It’s never personal, but a simple numbers game that determines how the roster is constructed. Every coach and organization has their strategies, but at the end of the day, only 53 can stay.
Anthony Armstrong pretty much nailed the feeling for players:
This is easily the worst day in sports…—
Anthony Armstrong (@MrArmstrong13) September 03, 2011
For clarity’s sake, Armstrong and Doughty were speaking for everyone–both made the cut.
But for some of the Redskins that didn’t make it, there was nothing but positive sentiments for the Redskins fans: Read more »
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The life of an NFL rookie is never easy, and the odds of becoming a starter–much less a star in the league–are usually slim. But for the 10 rookies and first-year players that made the cuts for the final 53-man-roster, ‘Day One of the NFL Life’ starts tomorrow.
A few young players tweeted their excitement after learning that they had secured a roster spot.
Some made varying pledges of hard work: Read more »
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With Saturday’s roster cuts officially in the books, the Redskins are looking at a younger roster going into 2011. The following players were officially waived as of Saturday night:
Isaac Anderson, wide receiver, Wisconsin
Selvish Capers, offensive tackle, West Virginia
Shaun Draughn, running back, North Carolina
Thaddeus Gibson, outside linebacker, Ohio State
Matt Gutierrez, quarterback, Idaho State
Chris Horton, safety, UCLA
Maurice Hurt, offensive guard, Florida
Reggie Jones, defensive back, Portland State
Clint Oldenburg, offensive tackle, Colorado State
Donovan Raiola, center, Wisconsin
Aldrick Robinson, wide receiver, SMU
Evan Royster, running back, Penn State
Anderson Russell, defensive back, Ohio State
Davonte Shannon, defensive back, Buffalo
Jeff Stehle, defensive end, Wisconsin
Doug Worthington, defensive end, Ohio State
Keiland Williams, running back, Louisiana State
Artis Hicks, offensive guard/tackle, Memphis
Horatio Benedict Blades, inside linebacker, Pittsburgh
Anthony Bryant, nose tackle, Alabama
Kellen Clemens, quarterback, Oregon
Tony Curtis, tight end, Portland State
Edgar Jones, outside linebacker, Southeast Missouri
Derek Schouman, tight end, Boise State
The Redskins also officially activated safety LaRon Landry from the P.U.P., and placed injured safety Kareem Moore on the P.U.P. He will not be eligible for the active roster until following the sixth week of the regular season.
When head coach Mike Shanahan came to Washington, his task was to build a winner. Using the 2011 NFL Draft and calculated moves in free agency, the Redskins have constructed a roster that is ready to compete for the long-term.
The roster composition this year stands in pretty sharp contrast to last season. Read more »
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