In 2013, Mike Shanahan gushed over all the hidden gems that the Washington Redskins had found. Today, only two remain on the 53-man roster.
Washington cut its fifth-round pick from last year because two other young outside linebackers have looked good in training camp on defense and special teams.
The Redskins announced that they have waived outside linebacker Brandon Jenkins a year after drafting him in the fifth round out of Florida State.
Outside linebacker was a steal as a fifth-rounder in 2013, but now faces a crowd jockeying for similar roles.
Here’s a rundown of the positions where veterans could find themselves looking over their shoulder because of the addition draft picks or college free agents:
Inside linebacker certainly is now more crowded, but it’s hard to say if that’s a significantly improved position.
Mark Bullock takes a look at who from the defense should stay or be upgraded or replaced, regardless of if the Redskins run a 3-4, 4-3 or hybrid system.
Fullback Darrel Young will play for the Washington Redskins against the Dallas Cowboys after being listed as questionable all week.
Redskins rookie safety Bacarri Rambo is inactive after seven consecutive games of action. Meanwhile, tight end Jordan Reed and Robert Griffin III also are inactive, as expected.
The Redskins will be without starters Brandon Meriweather, Darrel Young and rookie tight end Jordan Reed versus the Chiefs.