Redskins Depth Chart: Now What?

Terrelle Pryor and D.J. Swearinger are in, Ricky Jean Francois and Pierre Garcon are out. More moves on deck.

The Washington Redskins have made changes to the roster, but with so much talk about the front office and Kirk Cousins' contract, one 2017 topic gets a bit overlooked: Who is actually on the roster? 

Therefore, I present the current members of the Redskins roster. Players in bold were starters by year's end. Names in italics were at least on the 53-man squad for a decent stretch of the season. The order is primarily off of how the salary cap site Over The Cap listed the players by 2017 salary. 

^ Indicates player extended a contract tender by the Redskins but has yet to sign

Quarterback: Kirk CousinsColt McCoy, Nate Sudfeld

Running back: Matt Jones,  Chris Thompson^ Mack BrownRobert Kelley, Keith Marshall

Wide receiver: Terrelle PryorJosh Doctson, Jamison Crowder, Ryan Grant, Maurice Harris, Matt Hazel, Reggie Diggs, Kendall Thompson

Tight end: Jordan Reed, Vernon DavisNiles Paul Derek Carrier, Wes Sexton

Center: Spencer Long

Guard: Brandon Scherff, Shawn Lauvao, Arie Kouandjio

Tackle: Trent Williams, Morgan Moses, Ty Nsekhe, Vinston Painter, Kevin Bowen, Ronald Patrick, Isaiah Williams

Defensive end: Terrell McClain, Stacy McGee, Ziggy HoodMatt Ioannidis, Anthony Lanier,

Nose tackle: A.J. Francis, Phil Taylor, Joey Mbu

Outside linebacker: Ryan Kerrigan, Preston Smith, Trent Murphy, Junior Galette, Houston Bates, Chris Carter, Rufus Johnson, Khairi Fortt, Lynden Trail, Pete Robertson

Inside linebacker: Will Compton^Mason Foster, Martell Spaight, Zach Vigil, Steven Daniels

Cornerback: Josh Norman, Bashaud Breeland, Kendall Fuller, Quinton DunbarDashaun Phillips, Shak Randolph

Safety: DeAngelo Hall, Will Blackmon, Su'a Cravens, D.J. SwearingerJosh Evans, Deshazor Everett, Earl Wolff

Special Teams: Tress Way, Dustin Hopkins, Nick Sundberg

Most significant change occurred at wide receiver and along the defensive line. Pryor signed a one-year deal as the Redskins go with a bigger, younger option to replace veterans Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson. While that position is likely good-to-go in terms of splashy free agency, the defensive line needs a playamker. Chris Baker, the leader in sacks among the lineman over the past two seasons, signed with Tampa Bay while Ricky Jean Francois was released this week. McClain and McGee might end up as starters on the end, but the NT slot remains unsettled. Defensive coordinator Greg Manusky told ESPN 980 this week he anticipates more help coming from upcoming NFL Draft. Jonathan Hankins is the top free agent option available.

 Outside linebacker and cornerback are essentially intact from 2016, except that Murphy will miss the opening four games over a PED suspension. If Manusky can help Smith produce before the month of December, turn Breeland into a true force opposite Norman and up Fuller's level after a bumpy rookie season, the back-7 will have some true strength.

* The offensive line is poised for a similar look, though backup center Kory Lichtensteiger retired last month. How the Redskins evaluate the work of Lauvao's play at left guard could dictate future moves. Washington's running game bogged down against top defenses and backs constantly dealt with would-be tacklers in the backfield. 

* Washington could arguably use more running back help depending on whether it views Kelley as an every-down back in 2017 or if the Redskins decide Jones won't make the 53-man roster.

* Swearinger, who has experience at multiple positions, is expected to play free safety with Cravens shifting to strong safety, according to a source. Washington certainly needed a change at both spots. It sounds like Hall will return.  Hmmm.

Ben Standig is the Publisher of Breaking Burgundy and the Huddle Report's 2012 NFL Mock Draft champion. You can find him on Twitter @benstandigFacebook and on Google+.

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