Anatomy of the Redskins roster

Now we know the 53 players on the Redskins roster, but how did each player arrive? Peter Hailey examines.

The cuts have come in, the lockers have been cleared, and the fringe guys now know their fate. As of Saturday afternoon, the Washington Redskins have set their 53 man roster.

But where did all these guys come from? They may all be on the same team now, but what path did they take to get here? Below is our breakdown of how each player on the Burgundy and Gold got to D.C.

Drafted by the Redskins

Kedric Golston: Drafted by the Redskins out of Georgia in the sixth round of the 2006 draft (longest tenured Redskin).

Trent Williams: Drafted by the Redskins out of Oklahoma in the first round of the 2010 draft.

Perry Riley Jr.: Drafted by the Redskins out of LSU in the fourth round of the 2010 draft.

Ryan Kerrigan: Drafted by the Redskins out of Purdue in the first round of the 2011 draft.

Robert Griffin III: Drafted by the Redskins out of Baylor in the first round of the 2012 draft (but you probably knew that already, didn’t you?).

Josh LeRibeus Drafted by the Redskins out of SMU in the third round of the 2012 draft.

Keenan Robinson: Drafted by the Redskins out of Texas in the fourth round of the 2012 draft.

Kirk Cousins: Drafted by the Redskins out of Michigan State in the fourth round of the 2012 draft.

Tom Compton: Drafted by the Redskins out of South Dakota in the sixth round of the 2012 draft.

Alfred Morris: Drafted by the Redskins out of FAU in the sixth round of the 2012 draft.

David Amerson: Drafted by the Redskins out of N.C. State in the second round of the 2013 draft.

Jordan Reed: Drafted by the Redskins out of Florida in the third round of the 2013 draft.

Chris Thompson: Drafted by the Redskins out of Florida State in the fifth round of the 2013 draft.

Trent Murphy: Drafted by the Redskins out of Stanford in the second round of the 2014 draft.

Spencer Long: Drafted by the Redskins out of Nebraska in the third round of the 2014 draft.

Morgan Moses: Drafted by the Redskins out of Virginia in the third round of the 2014 draft.

Ryan Grant: Drafted by the Redskins out of Tulane in the fifth round of the 2014 draft.

Brandon Scherff: Drafted by the Redskins out of Iowa in the first round of the 2015 draft.

Preston Smith: Drafted by the Redskins out of Mississippi State in the second round of the 2015 draft.

Matt Jones: Drafted by the Redskins out of Florida in the third round of the 2015 draft.

Arie Kouandijo: Drafted by the Redskins out of Alabama in the fourth round of the 2015 draft.

Jamison Crowder: Drafted by the Redskins out of Duke in the fourth round of the 2015 draft.

Martrell Spaight: Drafted by the Redskins out of Arkansas in the fifth round of the 2015 draft.

Kyshoen Jarrett: Drafted by the Redskins out of Virginia Tech in the sixth round of the 2015 draft.

Signed by the Redskins

DeAngelo Hall: Signed by the Redskins in November 2008 after playing with the Raiders for half a season.

Kory Lichtensteiger: Signed by the Redskins in January 2010 after a brief stint with the Vikings.

Nick Sundberg: Signed by the Redskins in January 2010 after a brief stint with the Ravens.

Darrel Young: Signed with the Redskins in January 2010 after being released by the team the previous September.

Chris Baker: Signed to the Redskins’ practice squad in September 2011.

Pierre Garçon: Signed by the Redskins in March 2012 after playing with the Colts for four seasons.

Kai Forbath: Signed by the Redskins in October 2012 after time in Dallas and Tampa Bay.

Will Compton: Signed as an undrafted free agent out of Nebraska in May 2013.

Trenton Robinson: Signed by the Redskins in October 2013 after a brief stint with the Eagles.

Shawn Lauvao: Signed by the Redskins in March 2014 after playing with the Browns for four seasons.

Andre Roberts: Signed by the Redskins in March 2014 after playing with the Cardinals for four seasons.

Jason Hatcher: Signed by the Redskins in March 2014 after playing with the Cowboys for eight seasons.

DeSean Jackson: Signed by the Redskins in April 2014 after playing with the Eagles for six seasons.

Colt McCoy: Signed by the Redskins in April 2014 after playing with the 49ers for one season.

Frank Kearse: Signed by the Redskins in May 2014 after playing with the Cowboys for one season.

Tress Way: Signed by the Redskins in August 2014 after a brief stint with the Bears.

Duke Ihenacho: Signed by the Redskins in August 2014 after playing with the Broncos for two seasons.

Jackson Jeffcoat: Signed to the Redskins’ practice squad in September 2014.

Rashad Ross: Signed to the Redskins’ practice squad in October 2014.

Justin Rogers: Signed by the Redskins in December 2014 after playing with the Chiefs for one season.

Ricky Jean-Francois: Signed by the Redskins in March 2015 after playing with the Colts for two seasons.

Terrance Knighton: Signed by the Redskins in March 2015 after playing with the Broncos for two seasons.

Jeron Johnson: Signed by the Redskins in March 2015 after playing with the Seahawks for four seasons.

Chris Culliver: Signed by the Redskins in March 2015 after playing with the 49ers for four seasons.

Stephen Paea: Signed by the Redskins in March 2015 after playing with the Bears for three seasons.

Ty Nsekhe: Signed with the Redskins in May 2015 after being waived by the team a week earlier.

Deshazor Everett: Signed by the Redskins in August 2015 after going undrafted in 2015 draft.

Acquired via trade

Dashon Goldson: Acquired this offseason in an April trade with the Bucs.

Derek Carrier: Acquired this offseason in an August trade with the 49ers.

All in all, the team has drafted 24 players, signed 27, and acquired two via trade.


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