Washington also placed Kato Serwanga on injured reserve. Royal's placement on IR was a mild surprise. He had a high ankle sprain, an injury that often takes four to six weeks to heal. But it also can linger a long time. Royal had played with the first unit against New England and would have played a lot.
Washington cut Skaggs, Coleman, kicker James Tuthill, running back
Robert Gillespie, defensive lineman Bernard Jackson and defensive back
Ricot Joseph. The Redskins also released linebacker Shamar Finney with
an injury settlement.
This means linebacker Lemar Marshall made the final roster. Also, three
defensive ends, Greg Scott, Ladairis Jackson and Otis Leverette survived
the final cuts. Coleman's poor play against New England allowed Alex
Sulfsted to make the final 53. Sulfsted can play guard and tackle.
Coleman and Gillespie are prime candidates for the practice squad.
Skaggs also is eligible.
The Final Cuts
Breaking Burgundy Top Stories
1-on1: Why Wizards' Gortat Stands With MorrisAn exclusive interview with Marcin Gortat about his wingman. "Right now he's playing his ass off. Thanks to the Phoenix organization. This guy is taking us to the playoffs."
Breaking BurgundyThursday at 3:51 PM
Should the Redskins Re-Sign Chris Baker?The Redskins already need more defensive linemen so does it make sense to let their option leave in free agency?
Breaking BurgundyWednesday at 3:53 PM
Hey, Redskins: Sign Cousins Or Say GoodbyeAnother franchise tag for Kirk Cousins is a waste of time for a team not ready to compete for a Super Bowl now, says Ben Standig.
Breaking BurgundyWednesday at 1:35 PM
NFL Combine Preview: DT Charles WalkerBreaking Burgundy begins looking forward to the 2017 NFL Combine with an explosive defensive lineman options the Redskins seem to like.
Breaking BurgundyMonday at 8:14 AM
Redskins Mock Draft Roundup: Easy DLast year, most pundits believed Washington would draft to sure up a suspect defensive unit. They seem to believe the same in 2017.
Breaking BurgundyMonday at 6:58 AM