Washington Redskins Roster 2018 Redskins Roster

7-9, 3rd NFC East

vs PHI

6:00 pm GMT, 12/30

With Kirk Cousins gone, Alex Smith is now the quarterback for the Redskins. This hurts the downfield guys in Washington, but guys like Jamison Crowder are going to thrive. The Redskins are a sneaky team this year. Chris Thompson and newly drafted Derrius Guice are duo in the waiting. Thompson took the world by storm when given the opportunity for touches, and he has earned that role coming back from injury. There are excess guys in RB, with Rob Kelly and Samaje Perine also in the mix still, but it is hard to see them seeing much of the field. Josh Doctson could be a third year guy to keep an eye out for, especially with the lack of options in Washington. As mentioned, Crowder is there, but just a slot-receiver. Outside of him, Paul Richardson will try and stay healthy in Washington, and that goes the same for Jordan Reed.

Pos Name Number Rating Ranking Depth Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. Drafted Draft Round Draft Pick College
QB Alex Smith Alex Smith A. Smith 11
86
#10 QB 1 6'4" 217 34 5/7/84 15 2005 1 1 Utah
QB Colt McCoy Colt McCoy C. McCoy 12
72
#48 QB 2 6'1" 215 32 9/5/86 10 2010 3 85 Texas
QB Josh Johnson Josh Johnson J. Johnson 8
65
3 6'3" 205 32 5/15/86 9 2008 5 160 San Diego
QB Connor Jessop Connor Jessop C. Jessop 8
6'3" 205 25 12/27/93 1 2018 Shepherd
QB Mark Sanchez Mark Sanchez M. Sanchez 6
65
6'2" 225 32 11/11/86 11 2009 1 5 USC
QB Nic Shimonek Nic Shimonek N. Shimonek 2
69
#55 QB 6'3" 220 24 8/22/94 1 2018
RB Adrian Peterson Adrian Peterson A. Peterson 26
80
#38 RB 1 6'1" 217 33 3/21/85 13 2007 1 7 Oklahoma
RB Derrius Guice Derrius Guice D. Guice 29
80
#112 RB 1 5'10" 224 21 6/21/97 1 2018 2 59 LSU
RB Samaje Perine Samaje Perine S. Perine 32
77
#53 RB 2 5'11" 233 23 9/16/95 3 2017 4 114 Oklahoma
RB Chris Thompson Chris Thompson C. Thompson 25
82
#31 RB 2 5'7" 192 28 10/20/90 6 2013 5 154 Florida State
RB Byron Marshall Byron Marshall B. Marshall 34
65
#331 RB 3 5'9" 201 25 2/13/94 3 2016 Oregon
RB Rob Kelley Rob Kelley R. Kelley 20
76
#61 RB 3 6'0" 220 26 10/3/92 4 2016 Tulane
RB Kenny Hilliard Kenny Hilliard K. Hilliard 30
63
6'0" 226 27 10/31/91 2 2015 7 235 LSU
RB Keith Marshall Keith Marshall K. Marshall 39
65
#174 RB 5'11" 219 25 2/16/94 1 2016 7 242 Georgia
RB De'Veon Smith De'Veon Smith D. Smith 22
66
5'11" 220 24 11/8/94 2 2017 Michigan
OT Trent Williams Trent Williams T. Williams 71
96
#2 OT 1 6'5" 314 30 8/19/88 10 2010 1 4 Oklahoma
OT Morgan Moses Morgan Moses M. Moses 76
76
#41 OT 1 6'6" 314 27 3/3/91 6 2014 3 66 Virginia
OT Ty Nsekhe Ty Nsekhe T. Nsekhe 79
72
#59 OT 2 6'8" 325 33 10/27/85 5 2012 Texas State
OT Geron Christian Geron Christian G. Christian 74
69
#77 OT 2 6'5" 298 22 9/10/96 0 2018 3 74 Louisville
OT Timon Parris Timon Parris T. Parris 61
65
#189 OT 3 6'6" 312 23 9/11/95 1 2018
OT Austin Howard Austin Howard A. Howard 78
73
#48 OT 3 6'7" 333 31 3/22/87 7 2010 Northern Iowa
OT Darius James Darius James D. James 76
68
#109 OT 6'4" 316 25 11/30/93 1 2018
ILB Zach Brown Zach Brown Z. Brown 53
86
#3 ILB 1 6'1" 242 29 10/23/89 8 2012 2 52 North Carolina
ILB Mason Foster Mason Foster M. Foster 54
72
#45 ILB 1 6'1" 242 29 3/1/89 9 2011 3 84 Washington
ILB Josh Harvey-Clemons Josh Harvey-Clemons J. Harvey-Clemons 40
62
#88 ILB 2 6'4" 217 24 2/20/94 3 2017 7 230 Louisville
ILB Zach Vigil Zach Vigil Z. Vigil 56
61
#91 ILB 2 6'2" 238 27 3/28/91 5 2015 Utah State
ILB Shaun Dion Hamilton Shaun Dion Hamilton S. D. Hamilton 51
68
#66 ILB 3 6'0" 228 23 9/11/95 2 2018 6 197
OLB Preston Smith Preston Smith P. Smith 94
77
#40 OLB 1 6'5" 271 23 8/22/95 5 2015 2 38 Mississippi State
OLB Ryan Kerrigan Ryan Kerrigan R. Kerrigan 91
86
#11 OLB 1 6'4" 267 30 8/16/88 9 2011 1 16 Purdue
OLB Pernell McPhee Pernell McPhee P. McPhee 96
79
#28 OLB 2 6'3" 280 30 12/17/88 9 2011 5 165 Mississippi State
OLB Ryan Anderson Ryan Anderson R. Anderson 52
75
#52 OLB 2 6'2" 258 24 8/12/94 3 2017 2 49 Alabama
OLB Marquis Flowers Marquis Flowers M. Flowers 46
76
#31 OLB 3 6'2" 230 27 2/16/92 6 2014 6 212 Arizona
OLB Cassanova McKinzy Cassanova McKinzy C. McKinzy 59
66
6'1" 264 26 11/17/92 1 2016 Auburn
OLB Reuben Foster Reuben Foster R. Foster 56
85
#4 OLB 6'0" 229 24 4/4/94 2 2017 1 31 Alabama
SS Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix H. Clinton-Dix 20
88
#11 SS 1 6'1" 208 26 12/21/92 6 2014 1 21 Alabama
P Tress Way Tress Way T. Way 5
82
#7 P 1 6'1" 215 28 4/18/90 6 2013 Oklahoma
P Sam Irwin-Hill Sam Irwin-Hill S. Irwin-Hill 2
69
#30 P 6'2" 203 28 10/10/90 1 2017 Arkansas
FS Deshazor Everett Deshazor Everett D. Everett 22
69
#53 FS 1 5'10" 185 26 2/22/92 5 2015 Texas A&M
FS Troy Apke Troy Apke T. Apke 30
66
#63 FS 2 6'1" 200 23 4/11/95 0 2018 4 109
LS Nick Sundberg Nick Sundberg N. Sundberg 57
66
#13 LS 6'0" 245 31 7/29/87 10 2009 California
C Chase Roullier Chase Roullier C. Roullier 73
61
#65 C 1 6'3" 321 25 8/23/93 3 2017 6 199 Wyoming
C Luke Bowanko Luke Bowanko L. Bowanko 69
69
#43 C 2 6'5" 293 27 6/13/91 6 2014 6 205 Virginia
C Tony Bergstrom Tony Bergstrom T. Bergstrom 66
66
#49 C 3 6'5" 313 32 8/8/86 8 2012 3 95 Utah
C Demetrius Rhaney Demetrius Rhaney D. Rhaney 74
64
#86 C 6'2" 300 26 6/22/92 6 2014 7 250 Tennessee St
C Quinton Schooley Quinton Schooley Q. Schooley 0
66
#52 C 6'3" 302 1 2016 North Carolina State
C Andrew East Andrew East A. East 55
68
#45 C 6'2" 225 27 9/17/91 2 2015 Vanderbilt
WR Jamison Crowder Jamison Crowder J. Crowder 80
83
#44 WR 1 5'8" 185 25 6/17/93 5 2015 4 105 Duke
WR Paul Richardson Paul Richardson P. Richardson 10
86
#24 WR 1 6'0" 175 26 4/13/92 6 2014 2 45 Colorado
WR Josh Doctson Josh Doctson J. Doctson 18
77
#80 WR 1 6'2" 202 26 12/3/92 4 2016 1 22 TCU
WR Michael Floyd Michael Floyd M. Floyd 17
72
#119 WR 2 6'3" 220 29 11/27/89 8 2012 1 13 Notre Dame
WR Robert Davis Robert Davis R. Davis 19
67
#250 WR 3 6'3" 219 23 4/2/95 1 2017 6 209 Georgia State
WR Maurice Harris Maurice Harris M. Harris 13
62
#201 WR 3 6'2" 195 26 11/11/92 4 2016 California
WR Trey Quinn Trey Quinn T. Quinn 14
67
#241 WR 3 5'11" 203 23 12/7/95 1 2018 7 256
WR De'Mornay Pierson-El De'Mornay Pierson-El D. Pierson-El 88
68
#143 WR 5'9" 185 23 12/26/95 1 2018
WR Allenzae Staggers Allenzae Staggers A. Staggers 6
69
6'0" 190 1 2018 Southern Mississippi
WR Cam Sims Cam Sims C. Sims 89
67
#235 WR 6'5" 214 23 1/6/96 1 2018
WR Tre McBride Tre McBride T. McBride 7
67
#274 WR 6'0" 210 26 12/1/92 4 2015 7 245 William & Mary
WR Manasseh Garner Manasseh Garner M. Garner 82
69
#155 WR 6'2" 214 26 3/11/92 1 2015 Pittsburgh
WR Brian Quick Brian Quick B. Quick 83
75
#104 WR 6'3" 220 29 6/5/89 8 2012 2 33 Appalachian State
WR Mikah Holder Mikah Holder M. Holder 84
66
6'0" 182 23 1/26/96 1 2018
TE Jordan Reed Jordan Reed J. Reed 86
95
#3 TE 1 6'2" 236 28 7/3/90 7 2013 3 85 Florida
TE Vernon Davis Vernon Davis V. Davis 85
81
#18 TE 2 6'3" 250 35 1/31/84 14 2006 1 6 Maryland
TE Jeremy Sprinkle Jeremy Sprinkle J. Sprinkle 87
69
#67 TE 3 6'5" 256 24 8/10/94 3 2017 5 154 Arkansas
TE Garrett Hudson Garrett Hudson G. Hudson 46
65
#157 TE 6'3" 243 24 1/24/95 1 2018
TE Elijah Wellman Elijah Wellman E. Wellman 38
66
#151 TE 6'1" 240 24 9/20/94 1 2018
DE Matt Ioannidis Matt Ioannidis M. Ioannidis 98
79
#57 DE 1 6'3" 299 25 1/11/94 4 2016 5 152 Temple
DE Jonathan Allen Jonathan Allen J. Allen 93
78
#61 DE 1 6'3" 286 24 1/16/95 3 2017 1 17 Alabama
DE Stacy McGee Stacy McGee S. McGee 92
74
#83 DE 2 6'3" 308 29 1/17/90 7 2013 6 205 Oklahoma
DE Caleb Brantley Caleb Brantley C. Brantley 99
68
#120 DE 2 6'3" 307 24 9/2/94 3 2017 6 185 Florida
DE Marcus Smith Marcus Smith M. Smith 48
65
#199 DE 3 6'3" 251 26 3/31/92 6 2014 1 26 Louisville
DE Tavaris Barnes Tavaris Barnes T. Barnes 63
67
#160 DE 6'4" 253 27 11/2/91 3 2015 Clemson
DE Jalen Wilkerson Jalen Wilkerson J. Wilkerson 64
68
#138 DE 6'5" 285 23 12/21/95 1 2018
DE Ondre Pipkins Ondre Pipkins O. Pipkins 73
66
#109 DE 6'2" 322 24 2/25/94 1 2017 Texas Tech
DE Dante Sawyer Dante Sawyer D. Sawyer 63
69
6'3" 271 24 12/17/94 1 2018 South Carolina
CB Greg Stroman Greg Stroman G. Stroman 37
65
#160 CB 1 5'11" 182 22 3/8/96 2 2018 7 241
CB Fabian Moreau Fabian Moreau F. Moreau 31
73
#95 CB 1 6'0" 205 24 4/9/94 3 2017 3 81 UCLA
CB Josh Norman Josh Norman J. Norman 24
88
#14 CB 1 6'0" 190 31 12/15/87 8 2012 5 143 Coastal Carolina
CB Harlan Miller Harlan Miller H. Miller 48
65
2 6'0" 182 24 6/20/94 3 2016 6 205 SE Louisiana
CB Alex Carter Alex Carter A. Carter 35
68
#159 CB 3 6'0" 196 24 10/19/94 2 2015 3 80 Stanford
CB Adonis Alexander Adonis Alexander A. Alexander 39
66
#151 CB 3 6'3" 197 22 11/7/96 2 2018 6 Virginia Tech
CB Danny Johnson Danny Johnson D. Johnson 41
67
#141 CB 5'9" 181 23 11/17/95 0 2018
CB Quinton Dunbar Quinton Dunbar Q. Dunbar 23
80
#48 CB 5'11" 190 26 7/22/92 4 2015 Florida
NT Da'ron Payne Da'ron Payne D. Payne 95
79
#14 NT 1 6'2" 311 21 5/27/97 2 2018 1 13 Alabama
NT Tim Settle Tim Settle T. Settle 97
66
#33 NT 2 6'3" 329 21 7/11/97 2 2018 5 163
NT Montori Hughes Montori Hughes M. Hughes 74
68
6'4" 329 28 8/25/90 5 2013 5 139 Tennessee - Martin
NT Phil Taylor Phil Taylor P. Taylor 99
69
#23 NT 6'3" 335 30 4/7/88 5 2011 1 21 Baylor
G Brandon Scherff Brandon Scherff B. Scherff 75
89
#7 G 1 6'5" 319 27 12/26/91 4 2015 1 5 Iowa
G Shawn Lauvao Shawn Lauvao S. Lauvao 77
73
#48 G 1 6'3" 315 31 10/26/87 9 2010 3 92 Arizona State
G Jonathan Cooper Jonathan Cooper J. Cooper 72
79
#27 G 2 6'2" 311 29 1/19/90 5 2013 1 7 North Carolina
G Tyler Catalina Tyler Catalina T. Catalina 68
66
#143 G 2 6'6" 305 26 1/24/93 2 2017 Georgia
G Arie Kouandjio Arie Kouandjio A. Kouandjio 60
60
3 6'5" 310 26 4/23/92 4 2015 4 112 Alabama
G Sean Welsh Sean Welsh S. Welsh 55
66
#94 G 6'3" 306 24 10/13/94 1 2018
G Zac Kerin Zac Kerin Z. Kerin 67
60
#112 G 6'4" 308 27 8/13/91 5 2014 Toledo
K Dustin Hopkins Dustin Hopkins D. Hopkins 3
77
#23 K 1 6'2" 193 28 10/1/90 6 2013 6 177 Florida State

Improving on Defense

Competition for supremacy in the NFC East has been a tough feat for any team not named the Cowboys or Eagles. The past few seasons have been particularly difficult for the Washington Redskins. Each time they find their groove, or the player mold they like, their hopes collapse. The team finished the 2017-18 season with a 7-9 record, opening the discussion for major changes to their roster. That major change came at the beginning of the off-season when Kirk Cousins signed with the Minnesota Vikings. Prior to this signing, the team traded for Alex Smith from the Chiefs in a move that had the league up in arms. This surprising addition was something the team had in their back pocket all along, influencing the idea that change is among us.

The offense still has more holes than they'd like to admit, but each day represents a chance for improvement. The offensive line remains stout and tough to penetrate, a factor that is key to run-blocking and pass protection schemes. Veteran talents Trent Williams and Brandon Scherff headline the combination of players extending from the offensive line depth. This is an important factor for the team in hopes of rebuilding protection increases and differing scheme options. The health of the offense is also reliant on the running back position. Samaje Perine was the team's bright acquisition last season, but he would have his campaign cut short due to injury. Capable backs in Robert Kelley and Chris Thompson helped fill the void, but their efforts were easily matched by opposing teams. Finding a rotation that best suits individual skill sets will be a selling point heading into this season.

Through the draft, the team acquired a few talents to fill needed positions. One was defensive lineman Daron Payne. Payne brings size and physicality to a defense that is in desperate need of a motivator. His sound plays, and effortless movements allow for the team to stuff the run and ball up opposing offensive lines. Marion Grice was the running back the team chose in the second round. Grice is a speedster that has little holes in his game. Adding a receiving element to his repertoire could create a nice 1-2 punch between Perine and Grice. Smith was in need of a deeper receiving core, allowing the team to bring in Paul Richardson. Richardson will factor into a younger slew of wide receivers. Smith will also have a reliable option in Jordan Reed, a red zone nightmare for opposing defenses.

The defensive line and the secondary are the two most improved areas of the defense. The line portion was already mentioned with the draft selections, but these picks relieve some of the pressures on Ziggy Hood and Jonathan Allen. Their combined usage rate was extremely high for their positions, leaving them gassed at crucial moments of competition. Providing relief to the corner back position is carried out by the addition of Orlando Scandrick. Scandrick fills a leadership void with the outspoken voice of Josh Norman. Partnering these two on opposite ends of the field will keep opposing threats at bay. The outlook for the team is promising heading into this season. Consistencies will need to be found within the receiving core and at the linebacker spots, but these are minimal concerns when looking at the complete picture.