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Redskins Roster Predictions – Offense

Stallworth has a big fan in Shanny

For the first time in years the Redskins have the luxury of depth on their roster as they prepare for the 2013 season. The battle for roster spots will be intense and the Skins will have to let a couple of quality players go when the dust settles. Who will stay and who will go? Here’s a few predictions that I have on the offensive side of the ball.

Rex Grossman will make the team

Grossman didn’t appear in a game all last season (this is a good thing) and is no danger of beating out Kirk Cousins for the backup QB job. However, the Shanahans are comfortable with Grossman and may be his biggest fans. If Shanahan sticks to his plan to not play RG3 all of training camp, I believe he’ll want the security of Grossman on the roster heading into week 1. Of course, the Skins could cut Grossman and bring him back after week 1, so his contract isn’t guaranteed for the entire season. Either way, he’ll be on the team at least for the early part of the season and I believe the Skins will be willing to guarantee his contract at $950,000 and have him on the roster on opening day.

Evan Royster will be cut

Here’s the problem with Royster, his best chance to make the team is as a third down back and special teams player and he’s not good at either. He lacks big-play explosiveness and is a below average receiver and pass blocker. The writing was on the wall for him when the Redskins drafted Chris Thompson and Jawan Jamison. If either of those players play well in preseason and Roy Helu Jr. is healthy, Royster will be looking for a new team.

Donte Stallworth makes the team

This is the long shot of long shots and another player who’s a candidate to be cut before week 1 only to be brought back due to being vested veteran. However, this is another guy who has a big fan in Mike Shanahan. Stallworth played decent for the Skins in 2011 and Shanny wanted to bring him back last season but Stallworth signed with the Patriots. He’ll be competing with Devery Henderson and Dezmon Briscoe for the 6th WR spot…Aldrick Robinson definitely makes the team. I remember how well Stallworth played on special teams in 2011 and I believe that will be the difference. Briscoe didn’t dress for many games last season because he doesn’t play special teams and blew opportunies on offense when he did dress.

I also believe that if healthy Mo Hurt makes this team, his versatility on the O-line will force someone (not sure who) out.

Cheers and Hail

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Posted by fatpickle    Date: Sunday, July 28, 2013

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Jabar Gaffney’s Twitter Faux Pas #2

Jabar Gaffney has had a solid year on the field for the Redskins. Traded for Jeremy Jarmon (who was cut by the Broncos) in the preseason, Gaffney is having a career year and will most likely end the season as the Redskins leader in receptions and receiving yards. He’s also entertained announcers and bloggers with the squirrel he’s smuggling in his pants. The NFL uniform police actually asked Gaffney to stop stuffing his pants with a sock, to which Gaffney had to reply that it wasn’t a sock (true story).

Anyway, that’s not what this post is about. This post is about the entertainment Gaffney has provided on Twitter. New to Twitter, it didn’t take long for Gaffney to tell a Cowboys fan to “get a life or kill urself.” As a Redskins fan who doesn’t take Twitter comments too seriously, I find this quite amusing. Despite his promise that he was “done wit this twitter shit,” Gaffney has continued to tweet. It was this past weekend when Gaffney dropped this tweet in response to his teammate and friend Donte’ Stallworth, who happens to be the guy who convinced Gaffney to join Twitter.

As a person who has an uncanny ability to tell jokes that are inappropriate, I can relate well to Gaffney’s tweet. On the surface the tweet is harmless and it’s inappropriateness is unintentional. Stallworth and Gaffney are merely quoting lines from the movie ‘Life‘ starring Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence. The problem I see here is that Stallworth actually has killed somebody, while under the influence of booze! Fortunately for Stallworth he had a much better attorney than Rayford Gibson and Claude Banks…Stallworth served just 30 days in jail.

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Posted by fatpickle    Date: Monday, December 19, 2011

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