Here is a look at playing time during Sunday’s loss to the Rams; information is from the NFL.
Total offensive snaps: 63
Quarterback: Robert Griffin III 63
Offensive line: All five starters played every snap—Chris Chester, Trent Williams, Will Montgomery, Kory Lichtensteiger, and Tyler Polumbus.
Wide receiver: Josh Morgan 49, Santana Moss 37, Leonard Hankerson 32, Aldrick Robinson 30, Dez Briscoe 12; Brandon Banks 1
Average wide receivers in per snap 2.53. After playing the most snaps of any receiver against the Saints, Robinson saw his playing time cut just about in half. Hankerson saw his snaps played increase from 10 in New Orleans. It will be interesting to see the snap distribution when Pierre Garçon returns to the lineup.
Tight end: Fred Davis 62, Niles Paul 22, Logan Paulsen 3
The Redskins went with two-tight end sets about a third of the time. Davis has missed one snap in two games, but he has caught just four passes.
Running backs: Alfred Morris 34, Evan Royster 15, Darrel Young (FB) 12, Roy Helu Jr., 6
It was kind of surprising to see that Morris played just over half of the snaps; he had 16 carries so he handled the ball on about half of his snaps. And the fullback Young getting just 12 snaps after getting just 19 (of 76) against New Orleans points out how the position is becoming marginalized in the offense.
Total defensive snaps: 71
Defensive line: Stephen Bowen 65, Barry Cofield 51, Kedric Golston 37, Jarvis Jenkins 30; Adam Carriker 2
Golston played a lot of left DE after Carriker went out with his injury. Jenkins was used at end some but he also gave Cofield a rest a nose tackle with Chris Baker inactive. We’ll probably see Baker active starting Sunday and Jenkins will focus on playing end.
Linebacker: Perry Riley 71, London Fletcher 71, Ryan Kerrigan 71, Rob Jackson 40, Brian Orakpo 18, Chris Wilson 13, Lorenzo Alexander 3, Keenan Robinson 3
Riley, Fletcher, and Kerrigan were the only defensive players in for every snap. Obviously Jackson got most of the snaps after Orakpo went out although Wilson took some as well.
Defensive backs: DeJon Gomes 68, Madieu Williams 68, DeAngelo Hall 64, Josh Wilson 52, Cedric Griffin 44, Richard Crawford 7, Reed Doughty 3
Griffin moved into the starting CB spot after Wilson left with a concussion and Crawford became the third corner. Crezdon Butler, active for the first time, did not get any snaps on defense and was in on just four special teams plays.