The Redskins will have to release at least nine players by 4 p.m. on Tuesday to get down to the league maximum roster size of 80.
It is likely that one of the roster reductions will be moving Jarvis Jenkins to injured reserve. He suffered a season-ending knee injury on Thursday night against the Ravens.
The other eight are hard to figure out and it would be a mistake to try to read too much into the team's opinion of a player if he is cut this round as opposed to next Saturday. A team will sometimes release a player in the early cutdown period in hopes of sneaking him through waivers and onto their practice squad. The hope is that the other teams will think that the player is not worth a look if he got released in the early going.
It is really anybody's guess as to who might be released. Offensive linemen Selvish Capers and Corey O'Daniel were the only two healthy players who did not play in either of the team's last two preseason games. Teams generally carry two offensive linemen on the practice squad so the above-noted dynamic could be at work here.
Normally you might not wonder about carrying five quarterbacks into the fourth preseason game but with both John Beck and Rex Grossman expected to play you might look for one of the other quarterbacks, either Matt Gutierrez or Ben Chappell, to get cut loose. Chappell would be eligible for the practice squad.
Beyond that, it's is pointless speculation to try to figure out who might get the visit from The Turk tomorrow. We'll just wait and see.