The Redskins have 53 players on their roster. It is not the same 53 they will take to Philadelphia for Week 1 of the 2019 NFL Season, but it’s close.
The Redskins made some tough decisions, but have pieced together a functional roster that sends a clear message moving forward: Be great at something or be good at everything.
That said, Doctson’s body language around the building (often described as mopey and other synonyms) didn’t help make up for the lack of production.
Through and through, Washington chose functionality over anything else. What can a player do to help our team on Sunday? If the answer wasn’t “starter level production” or “multiple things” then they were jettisoned. It’s a strategy they needed to employ as they’re still light on star power and will require consistency in all three phases to win.
They’re betting on consistency over flash potential. We’ll see if that bet pays off.
Finally, the season is almost here.