A Burgundy and Gold Obsession
Game 12 - Philly. No biggie. Just a season in the balance ...

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Disagree Disagree:  0
Post of the Year Post of the Year:  0
Results 1 to 18 of 18
  1. #1

    Join Date
    07-15-09
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    13,516
    Post Responses
    Thanks, Likes, & More
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Florida Atlantic

    Default Cut Down Day #1 - Roster down to 80

    Via Rick Maese, Shanahan is informing players now of cuts. Many are speculating it was Malcom Kelly's last day on the Redskins' roster. Ben Chappell is another rumored cut.

    Once its announced, I'll post the full list of 9 players cut here.

    Running List of roster moves to get the Redskins down to 80 players:
    1. QB Ben Chappell
    2. WR Malcom Kelly
    3. LB Eric McBride
    4. K Clint Stitser
    5. OL Xavier Fulton
    6. DE Javaris Jenkins to the IR
    7. DB Tyrone Grant
    8. DB D Barnes
    9. TE Jeremy Torchia
    10. OL Corey O'Daniel

    EDIT: link updated. Here is the link showing Malcom is all but gone: http://twitter.com/#!/RickMaese/stat...16428747374593
    Last edited by Lanky Livingston; 08-30-11 at 05:10 PM.
    0 0 0 0
     
     

  2. #2

    Join Date
    10-01-09
    Location
    Memphis, TN
    Posts
    9,780
    Post Responses
    Thanks, Likes, & More
    Mentioned
    14 Post(s)
    Blog Entries
    133
    Virginia

    Default

    Praying in the Chappell will not happen this year. He is the first cut.

    And the second cut is...Malcolm in the Middle of Nothing Kelly.
    0 0 0 0
     
     
    The simplicity in me is complicated.
    I live in my own little world, but that's ok. They know me here.
    Redskins Fan - Emeritus

  3. #3

    Join Date
    07-15-09
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    13,516
    Post Responses
    Thanks, Likes, & More
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Florida Atlantic

    Default

    No official announcement yet, but those two seem to be very likely candidates. Chappell was a training-camp body, and Kelly got injured once again.
    0 0 0 0
     
     

  4. #4

    Join Date
    07-15-09
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    13,516
    Post Responses
    Thanks, Likes, & More
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Florida Atlantic

    Default

    Via Rich Campbell:

    Malcolm Kelly said he expects to be waived. He accepted his fate long ago. He'll consider hanging em up to pursue non-football opportunities.
    0 0 0 0
     
     

  5. #5

    Join Date
    10-01-09
    Location
    Memphis, TN
    Posts
    9,780
    Post Responses
    Thanks, Likes, & More
    Mentioned
    14 Post(s)
    Blog Entries
    133
    Virginia

    Default

    Malcolm in the Middle of Nowhere has tweeted that he will move on from the game of football.

    Even he knows.
    0 0 0 0
     
     
    The simplicity in me is complicated.
    I live in my own little world, but that's ok. They know me here.
    Redskins Fan - Emeritus

  6. #6

    Join Date
    10-01-09
    Location
    Memphis, TN
    Posts
    9,780
    Post Responses
    Thanks, Likes, & More
    Mentioned
    14 Post(s)
    Blog Entries
    133
    Virginia

    Default

    OL Xavier Fulton, K Stitser, and LB McBride are thanked for their services and let go.
    0 0 0 0
     
     
    The simplicity in me is complicated.
    I live in my own little world, but that's ok. They know me here.
    Redskins Fan - Emeritus

  7. #7

    Join Date
    07-15-09
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    13,516
    Post Responses
    Thanks, Likes, & More
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Florida Atlantic

    Default

    Jenkins formally to IR, so one less player has to be cut.
    0 0 0 0
     
     

  8. #8

    Join Date
    07-15-09
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    13,516
    Post Responses
    Thanks, Likes, & More
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Florida Atlantic

    Default

    S Davonte Shannon safe for this round of cuts - with S depth as it is, he could earn a spot with a great performance on Thursday.
    0 0 0 0
     
     

  9. #9

    Join Date
    07-15-09
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    13,516
    Post Responses
    Thanks, Likes, & More
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Florida Atlantic

    Default

    The Redskins original #1 pick in 2008: 21st overall. Drafted 24th overall: Chris Johnson.

    Sigh.
    0 0 0 0
     
     

  10. #10
    NFL Pickem Champion 2018
    Join Date
    04-11-09
    Location
    Montclair, VA
    Posts
    4,345
    Post Responses
    Thanks, Likes, & More
    Mentioned
    54 Post(s)
    Blog Entries
    1
    Virginia Tech

    Default

    Back before the NFL and TV blew up, and the web followed on and took it to the next level, we'd only learn about cuts like this the following day, in the tiny type buried somewhere in the "Transactions" section of the WP Sports page. Only the truly geeky would even have heard of the names in the first round of cuts.

    Today, we not only know the names, we watch their NFL dreams die in real time on the world wide web.

    It's sad. Not only that the individual dreams are dying out there, but that we largely sit by anonymously behind our computer screens and barely register the implication. These guys have been chasing the NFL dream their entire lives. They've come THIS close, leaving behind literally millions of others who never even got this far. And then one day, on the eve of a new season, it's suddenly just.....over.

    When a guy like Shanahan or Gibbs says this is the hardest day in their professional lives, they aren't just paying lip service.
    0 0 0 0
     
     
    Subscribe to our BGO Mailing List

    Eschew obfuscation.

  11. #11

    Join Date
    07-15-09
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    13,516
    Post Responses
    Thanks, Likes, & More
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Florida Atlantic

    Default

    Agreed, Om. One of my good buddies out here in Houston was a training camp invitee for the Seahawks, and then blew out his knee. Its hard to lose the dream in any fashion!

    Making their names more widely known can only help their post-football lives though - nobody would have ever heard of Xavier Fulton 10 years ago, now a prospective employer in the DC area might say "oh yeah, I remember you. I've got a spot for a former Skin!"
    0 0 0 0
     
     

  12. #12

    Join Date
    07-15-09
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    13,516
    Post Responses
    Thanks, Likes, & More
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Florida Atlantic

    Default

    Add DB Tyrone Grant, DB D Barnes, TE Jeremy Torchia & OL Corey O'Daniel to the cut list, and we're down to 80. I believe the final cut-down day is Sunday, September 4th.
    0 0 0 0
     
     

  13. #13
    BGObsessed
    Join Date
    07-24-09
    Location
    Cumberland, MD
    Posts
    1,599
    Post Responses
    Thanks, Likes, & More
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Army Marshall

    Default

    I'm glad that the Kelly saga is over. But I wish him the best in whatever else he chooses to do.

    Can't say there's anything in this first round of cuts that surprises me. But then when you're only cutting to 80, that's to be expected.
    0 0 0 0
     
     
    F.K.A. "honorary_hog"

    Always known as a diehard Skins fan

  14. #14
    2016 BGO Survivor Champ

    Join Date
    08-01-09
    Location
    My location
    Posts
    11,498
    Post Responses
    Thanks, Likes, & More
    Mentioned
    21 Post(s)
    Florida State

    Default

    Om, you are absolutely right. It's tough to see this. I was the place kicker on the 1990 USFTL B National Championship team. We had three guys on the team who had at least one season in a pro camp before getting cut. These guys ate, dreamt, slept football and you could see it was tough when they talked about being cut.
    0 0 0 0
     
     
    The more things change...the more they stay the same. It's like deja vu all over again.

  15. #15

    Join Date
    04-11-09
    Location
    Greensboro, NC
    Posts
    17,838
    Post Responses
    Thanks, Likes, & More
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Blog Entries
    94
    Marine Corps Virginia

    Default

    Ignorant question - Did the new CBA expand the roster spots, or are they still limited to 53? I'm drawing a mental blank on the final outcome. I've never understood the resistance to taking it up to 60. There are so many more injuries now than there used to be - seems like a no-brainer.
    0 0 0 0
     
     
    Subscribe to our BGO Mailing List

    You ain't bonafide

  16. #16

    Join Date
    10-01-09
    Location
    Memphis, TN
    Posts
    9,780
    Post Responses
    Thanks, Likes, & More
    Mentioned
    14 Post(s)
    Blog Entries
    133
    Virginia

    Default

    53 is the limit.

    The only change is at QB. You can have three QBs on the game day roster and not the 'two and one for emergency' deal of the past.
    0 0 0 0
     
     
    The simplicity in me is complicated.
    I live in my own little world, but that's ok. They know me here.
    Redskins Fan - Emeritus

  17. #17
    2016 BGO Survivor Champ

    Join Date
    08-01-09
    Location
    My location
    Posts
    11,498
    Post Responses
    Thanks, Likes, & More
    Mentioned
    21 Post(s)
    Florida State

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Burgundy Burner View Post
    53 is the limit.

    The only change is at QB. You can have three QBs on the game day roster and not the 'two and one for emergency' deal of the past.

    I thought the extra QB counted as a 54th somehow?

    Or should I say, didn't count toward the 53?
    0 0 0 0
     
     
    The more things change...the more they stay the same. It's like deja vu all over again.

  18. #18

    Join Date
    06-30-09
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    3,569
    Post Responses
    Thanks, Likes, & More
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Indiana

    Default

    O.K., another ignorant question about the new CBA. Was there any change made in the number of "actives" allowed for a game with the new CBA?
    0 0 0 0
     
     
    I'm giving it a 2-4 year window. Looking for improvement in all areas. Redskins, you're on the clock.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Redskins Roster Moves Today [11/30/09]
    By Spence in forum Sons of Washington
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-02-09, 11:59 AM
  2. Note to Zorn: Use The Roster
    By Bulldog in forum Sons of Washington
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 09-23-09, 09:22 PM
  3. Mike Williams Roster Chances
    By Bulldog in forum Sons of Washington
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 08-31-09, 03:08 PM

User Tag List

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •