Getting close to the tough cuts
The last player released by the WFT, 4th string center John Toth, has now been re-signed, putting his professional modeling career on hold for at least another few days, and last week’s Mason-Brennan candidate Tammarick Hemingway has been released.
—We have released TE Temarrick Hemingway
—And signed C Jon Toth pic.twitter.com/MqhN9da0lm
— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) August 26, 2021
Hemingway had the Washington beat reporters all abuzz based on his camp performance before he actually, you know, played in a preseason game and looked horrible. There is no change to the overall roster numbers since the last round of cuts, which were finalized on Tuesday the 24th.
The depth chart is now at 81 players (39 offense, 39 defense, 3 ST specialists). With the roster exemption for David Bada, the Football Team is at 81 players, meaning that they are in compliance with the league’s roster rules, with final cut down to 53 players required by next Tuesday, 31 August.
I’ll remind you that the initial 53 rarely represents the “final” roster of players that will take the field for Washington in Week 1. There may be some movement of players to IR after the 31 Aug roster, and the team may pick up players cut from other teams, necessitating that players who initially looked ‘safe’ to be cut. The roster ‘tweaking’ often goes on for about a week beyond final cut downs as the coaches and front office position themselves to build the strongest, deepest roster they can ahead of the start of the regular season.
If you are wondering about the numbers on the depth chart, those represent the 2021 cap hits for players over $1m for the season.
As always, the assessment of position, depth, and skill level is mine alone; it does not necessarily reflect the thinking of the coaching staff and no one else was consulted regarding it’s construction.