The Washington Football Team kicks off the 2021 preseason on Thursday with a trip to New England.
Head coach Ron Rivera said on Sunday he plans on “playing his guys” Thursday, meaning Washington’s starters will play. How long? Probably not too long, although Rivera does want to see quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick get some game reps.
With just three preseason games in 2021, these games are more important than ever for young players trying to make an impression and earn a spot on the roster. Washington has several players battling for position, specifically at wide receiver and cornerback.
The Football Team still has battles at linebacker, backup defensive end, tight end and offensive line depth that coaches will determine in the preseason.
We take our latest shot at predicting Washington’s 53-man roster on the eve of the first preseason game. It has changed since the pre-training camp edition and will likely change again before the next preseason game.