Every NFL team had to trim their roster sizes down from 75 players, to the regular season size of 53, by 6 pm on Saturday.
The Washington Redskins announced the following players were waived, or released in some kind of capacity:
Tristan Davis, Jawan Jamison, Keiland Williams
Dezmon Briscoe, Skye Dawson, Lance Lewis, Nick Williams
Kevin Matthews, Xavier Nixon, Tony Pashos, Tevita Stevens
Chigbo Anunoby, Ron Brace, Dominique Hamilton
Marvin Burdette, Will Compton, Roddrick Muckelroy, Vic So'oto
DeJon Gomes, Chase Minnifield, Ryan Mouton
Jamison and Williams were in a heated competition at running back for a spot on the final roster. Ultimately, the combination of experience and preseason productivity of Roy Helu Jr. and Evan Royster won-out at running back. Jamison, who was drafted in the seventh-round, is Washington's only 2013 draft pick not to make the final roster. The teams fifth-round draft choice, Chris Thompson, earned the fourth and final running back spot, thanks to special-teams contributions.
There were a few surprises on the teams final 53-man depth chart.
White threw the ball well considering he's been out of football since 2010, and he showed that he still has the ability to run when necessary.
Shanahan also decided to keep four tight-ends and just five wide receivers.
This goes to show the confidence that Washington's staff has in the play-making abilities of Fred Davis, Logan Paulsen, Niles Paul, and Jordan Reed at tight end, and that they figure to play a much larger role in the offense this year.