By Brian Tinsman

WASHINGTON — Months of offseason workouts, training camp and preseason games are in the books. Now, it’s time for the toughest weekend of the year, when a total of 1,184 NFL dreams will change forever, if not end.

The Washington Redskins made their initial cuts to 53, with the understanding that the historic influx of talent to the market could bring additional moves before game-planning begins in earnest on Wednesday.

How a player is jettisoned from the roster depends on his service time, so here is a breakdown of the moves by type:

Redskins players released:

  • S Will Blackmon
  • DL A.J. Francis 

Redskins players waived:

  • DL Brandon Banks
  • C Lucas Crowley
  • WR Robert Davis
  • TE Manasseh Garner
  • WR Maurice Harris
  • WR Matt Hazel
  • RB Kenny Hilliard
  • CB Tevin Homer
  • RB Matt Jones
  • G Kyle Kalis
  • T John Kling
  • G Arie Kouandjio
  • LB Nico Marley
  • DL Joey Mbu
  • CB Jeremiah McKinnon
  • OL Kendall Pace
  • T Vinston Painter
  • WR Zach Pascal
  • DL Ondre Pipkins
  • WR James Quick
  • LB Pete Robertson
  • S Fish Smithson
  • WR Jamari Staples
  • QB Nate Sudfeld
  • LB Zach Vigil
  • OL Isaiah Williams

Redskins players waived, designated injured (could land on injured reserve if waivers are cleared):

  • LB Ron Thompson Jr. (designated as injured)
  • LB Lynden Trail (designated as injured)
  • WR Levern Jacobs (designated as injured)
  • TE E.J. Bibbs (designated as injured)
  • C Ronald Patrick (designated as injured)

The Redskins also traded tight end Derek Carrier for the Los Angeles Rams’ 2018 seventh-round selection. This move works for both teams, as the Redskins get value for Carrier, and he gets reunited with former offensive coordinator Sean McVay.

The team also placed veteran safety DeAngelo Hall on the Physically Unable to Perform list to start the season, which means he will be ineligible to return from injury for the first six weeks.

Lastly, the team finalized the designation to injured reserve for nose tackle Phil Taylor, who will miss the entire 2017 season.

Now that we know who is gone, here’s a look at who is left on the team.

By positional breakdown, here is how many the Redskins kept on offense: two quarterbacks, four running backs, five receivers, four tight ends and eight offensive linemen. On defense: six defensive linemen, five inside linebackers, five outside linebackers, six cornerbacks and five safeties. The final three are a kicker, punter and long snapping specialist.

 

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