CPND 53 Man Survivor: 8-1-07

Some 85 players have reported to training camp and only 53 of them will come out of camp as members of the Washington Redskins. Eight others will make the practice squad. It's a zero-sum game; every job one player wins means that another one has lost his. Here, WarpathInsiders.com fearlessly predicts who will survive the dreaded Turk and emerge as one of the final 53 men standing.

This is the first in a series of predictions that will be updated regularly.



QB's (3) – Jason Campbell, Mark Brunell, Todd Collins

RB's (4) – Clinton Portis, Ladell Betts, Rock Cartwright, Derrick Blaylock

FB's (1) – Mike Sellers

WR's (5) – Santana Moss, Brandon Lloyd, Antwaan Randle El, James Thrash, Mike Espy

TE's (3) – Chris Cooley, Todd Yoder, Eric Edwards

OL (9) – Chris Samuels, Todd Wade, Casey Rabach, Randy Thomas, Jon Jansen, Mike Pucillo, Will Whittaker, Ross Tucker, Stephon Heyer


DL (9) – Renaldo Wynn, Andre Carter, Cornelius Griffin, Phillip Daniels, Joe Savale'a, Demetric Evans, Kedrick Golston, Anthony Montgomery, Alex Buzbee

LB's (7) – Marcus Washington, London Fletcher-Baker, Lemar Marshall, Rocky McIntosh, Khary Campbell, Dallas Sartz, HB Blades

CB's (5) – Shawn Springs, Carlos Rogers, Fred Smoot, David Macklin, Ade Jimoh

S's (4) – Sean Taylor, LaRon Landry, Pierson Prioleau, Vernon Fox


LS (1) – Ethan Albright

K (1) – Shaun Suisham

P (1) – Derrick Frost

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Ross Tucker OL Jason Fabini OL/ Tyrone Whitley OL

I'm still not convinced any of these guys should make the roster and that the Skins have missed the boat with not having a proven cheap vet in camp with starting experience……………especially with Randy Thomas' knee is playing up and Chris Samuels straining a knee.  But right now I'll lean towards Tucker of the guys listed here.  It wouldn't surprise me if another vet is brought in and beats them all out.

Mike Espy WR Corey Bradford WR

The young project versus the veteran.  In the end it may very well be their special teams abilities that determine who gets the roster spot rather than their receiving skills.  But for now Espy has the spot because he knows the system and has shown he can play some pretty good ST's.

Eric Edwards TE Tyler Ecker TE

Another young project versus the veteran type battle.  This time though – at least initially – I'll lean towards the experienced player to take the third TE spot.  Edwards has good hands and has started in this league for Arizona.  Ecker has also missed some camp time with injury which puts him further behind the eight-ball in his bid to grab the last TE spot. 

Vernon Fox S Omar Stoutmire S

Taylor, Landry and Prioleau have three of the four spots locked down.  Both Fox and Stoutmire played well in 2006 for the Skins and Saints respectively.  So again special teams may well be the separator in this battle and right now I would lean to Fox.

Ade Jimoh CB Jerametrious Butler CB/Byron Westbrook CB

Jimoh has been one of Washington's best special teams players over the past 5 years and continues to improve slowly as a pass defender.   Butler brings starting experience and is starting to hit his straps in camp, while the coaching staff have had nothing but praise for young Westbrook.  Jimoh has the final CB spot – for now.

Early Practice Squad Prediction

1. Tyler Ecker TE

2. Byron Westbrook CB

3. Chris Wilson DE

4. Marcus Mason RB

5. Jordan Palmer QB

6. Justin Hickman DE

7. Carl Berman WR

8. Kili Lefotu OL

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