Surprise! Redskins release first depth chart

The Redskins first depth chart of 2015 offers some interesting details along the offensive line, at tight end, Junior Galette's status and , ys, quaterback.

As the headline says, the Washington Redskins released their initial 2015 depth chart Sunday. Here's said depth chart with some quick thoughts:

OFFENSE

WR1 DeSean Jackson Ryan Grant Jamison Crowder Rashad Ross

WR2 Pierre Garçon Andre Roberts Evan Spencer Colin Lockett/Tony Jones/Reggie Bell

LT Trent Williams Willie Smith Takoby Cofield

LG Shawn Lauvao Arie Kouandjio Bryce Quigley

C Kory Lichtensteiger J.LeRibeus Austin Reiter

RG Brandon Scherff Spencer Long Tyler Larsen

RT Morgan Moses Ty Nsekhe Tom Compton

TE Niles Paul Jordan Reed Logan Paulsen Je'Ron Hamm/Chase Dixon/Devin Mahina

QB Robert Griffin III Kirk Cousins Colt McCoy

FB Darrel Young Jordan Campbell

RB Alfred Morris Matt Jones Chris Thompson Silas Redd Jr./Trey Williams/Mack Brown

* Kirk Cousins is the No. 2 quarterback behind Robert Griffin III.

* The Scherff-Moses starting combination on the right side of the offensive line is official official.

* Paul has been running with the first unit. For now I'm continuing to assume this holds until the coaches and trainers believe Reed is at or near 100%. Though Paul added bulk tho offseason to handle blockers, he's not in Reed's class as a receiver.

* Compton isn't even one of the top four tackles. No way Washington carries more than that entering the season barring the unforeseen, so he has work to do.

* Jay Gruden last week singled out Thompson's play and potential as the third down back. This depth chart backs up those thoughts. Redd and Williams might be battling for one spot.

DEFENSE

LDE Stephen Paea Kedric Golston Corey Crawford

NT T. Knighton Chris Baker Jerrell Powe Travian Robertson

RDE Jason Hatcher R.J. Francois Frank Kearse Robert Thomas

SLB Trent Murphy J. Jeffcoat Houston Bates Dyshawn Davis

MLB Keenan Robinson Will Compton Martrell Spaight

MLB Perry Riley Jr. Adam Hayward Terrance Plummer Alonzo Highsmith

WLB Ryan Kerrigan Preston Smith Junior Galette Trevardo Williams

CB DeAngelo Hall B. Breeland Justin Rogers Deshazor Everett/Trey Wolfe/Quinton Dunbar

CB Chris Culliver David Amerson DaMon Cromartie-Smith Tajh Hasson/Bryan McCann/DreQuan Hoskey

SS Duke Ihenacho Jeron Johnson Akeem Davis

FS Dashon Goldson T. Robinson Kyshoen Jarrett

* No surprises with the starting unit. Ihenacho remains ahead of the injured Johnson in what's really the only true battle.

* Galette showing up with the third team is jarring, but ultimately not that meaningful. Obviously he's in catch up mode with the playbook and physically. That said, Murphy could end up starting if Joe Barry wants a run stuffer at OLB on first down.

* Spaight looks like the fifth ILB for now.

SPECIAL TEAMS

* Kai Forbath, who hasn't been terribly sharp in camp, and Tress Way are the starters at kicker and punter respectively.

* Andre Roberts is the primary kick and punt returner followed by Jamison Crowder. If the Redskins decide Crowder must be on the field in some capacity, this could be it. If so, this could also change things at receiver. Chris Thompson is the third string kick returner with Rashad Ross third in line on punt returns.


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