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Depth Chart: Preseason 4, Tampa Bay
By ZAC BOYER | firstname.lastname@example.org
ASHBURN – Tim Hightower, whom head coach Mike Shanahan hinted would be the starting running back when the Washington Redskins begin their season Sept. 11 against the New York Giants, was listed atop the depth chart at the position when the team released its pre-Tampa Bay two-deep on Monday.
Hightower has held the spot each of the first three weeks, but Ryan Torain, who broke his left hand early in training camp, returned to practice on Saturday and was listed ahead of rookie Roy Helu as the third running back.
The team did not list its kick and punt returners on this week’s chart, though Terrence Austin, Anthony Armstrong and Niles Paul all figure to see time returning punts and kicks against the Buccaneers.
WR: 89 Santana Moss / 13 Anthony Armstrong / 19 Donte’ Stallworth / 11 Aldrick Robinson / 14 Malcolm Kelly / 80 Isaac Anderson
LT: 71 Trent Williams / 74 Sean Locklear / 61 Corey O’Daniel
LG: 78 Kory Lichtensteiger / 79 Maurice Hurt / 60 Selvish Capers
C: 63 Will Montgomery / 58 Erik Cook / 54 Donovan Raiola
RG: 66 Chris Chester / 75 Artis Hicks / 67 Xavier Fulton
RT: 77 Jammal Brown / 72 Willie Smith / 68 Clint Oldenburg
TE: 83 Fred Davis / 82 Logan Paulsen / 45 Mike Sellers / 88 Derek Schouman / 86 Joe Torchia / 87 Tony Curtis (Injured: 47 Chris Cooley)
WR: 10 Jabar Gaffney / 85 Leonard Hankerson / 18 Terrence Austin / 84 Niles Paul / 16 Brandon Banks
QB: 8 Rex Grossman / 12 John Beck / 1 Kellen Clemens / 2 Ben Chappell / 17 Matt Gutierrez
FB:36 Darrel Young / 35 Keiland Williams
RB: 39 Tim Hightower / 46 Ryan Torain / 26 Roy Helu / 25 Evan Royster / 38 Shaun Draughn
LDE: 94 Adam Carriker / 99 Jarvis Jenkins / 90 Doug Worthington
NT: 96 Barry Cofield / 76 Anthony Bryant / 66 Chris Neild
RDE: 72 Steven Bowen / 64 Kedric Golston / 93 Darrion Scott / 62 Jeff Stehle
LOLB: 91 Ryan Kerrigan / 97 Lorenzo Alexander / 57 Markus White
MLB: 59 London Fletcher / 51 Keyaron Fox
JLB: 52 Rocky McIntosh / 56 Perry Riley / 54 Horatio Blades
ROLB: 98 Brian Orakpo / 50 Rob Jackson / 95 Thaddeus Gibson / 55 Edgar Jones / 58 Eric McBride
LCB: 23 DeAngelo Hall / 22 Kevin Barnes / 29 Reggie Jones / 40 Brandyn Thompson / 38 Tyrone Grant
RCB: 26 Josh Wilson / 34 Byron Westbrook / 31 Phillip Buchanon / 39 Dante Barnes
SS: 37 Reed Doughty /48 Chris Horton / 24 DeJon Gomes (Injured: 30 LaRon Landry)
FS: 20 Oshiomogho Atogwe /32 Anderson Russell / 36 Davonte Shannon (Injured: 41 Kareem Moore)
K: 4 Graham Gano / 3 Clint Stitser
P: 6 Sav Rocca
LS: 57 Nick Sundberg