Analyzing the Washington Redskins Roster Moves Week 2

With the injuries to wide receivers Cam Sims and Trey Quinn in Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals, the Redskins made numerous moves. After x-rays and MRI’s on both players, it was determined that they both had high ankle sprains. The Redskins I believe felt that Trey Quinn was more valuable to the team at this point, so they placed Cam Sims on IR. Quinn should heal after a few weeks. Quinn was the primary punt returner and played some offensive snaps as well. Sims, who will most likely rehab with the team, can fully heal and work to come back more technically sound next year. To fill Cam Sims’ spot the team signed free agent Brian Quick, who team had just cut a week ago. His knowledge of the offense means he can backup every wide receiver spot. The Redskins will have just four healthy receivers on Sunday as Maurice Harris remains in concussion protocol. Simmie Cobbs, Darvin Kidsy as well new signee Teo Redding are all on the practice squad and can be called up.

Another move the Redskins made was signing defensive back Kenny Ladler to the active roster and waving linebacker Josh Keyes. Ladler’s ability to play special teams makes a difference as the team will need to fill Quinn and Sims’ spots. Ladler, the CFL signee impressed in camp as aggressive and fast to the ball, and definitely be a good special teamer for the Redskins. With having only four healthy wide receivers on Sunday, expect the Redskins to use their running backs and tight ends more in the passing game.