Who played how much against the Carolina Panthers? Here is a look (snaps counts via Pro Football Focus):
Offensive snaps: 84
Quarterback: Robert Griffin III 84
Offensive line: Trent Williams, Kory Lichtensteiger, Will Montgomery, Chris Chester, Tyler Polumbus all played 84 snaps.
Wide receiver: Josh Morgan 72, Leonard Hankerson 45, Santana Moss 40, Aldrick Robinson 36, Dezmon Briscoe 6
2.5 WR/snap. Robinson started but Hankerson ended up playing more. Kyle Shanahan told us yesterday that they planned to rotate them every two plays. Hankerson was on the field when they went with the no-huddle approach later in the game so he ended up playing more snaps.
Tight end: Logan Paulsen 81, Niles Paul 20, Chris Cooley 11
Cooley actually started the game as they opened in a two-TE alignment.
Running back: Alfred Morris 42, Evan Royster 39, Darrel Young 24
Royster saw by far the most action he’s seen all year due to Morris suffering from a shoulder injury and the Redskins playing in passing mode much of the second half. The most snaps he played in a game prior to this was 19 against the Bengals.
Defensive snaps: 56
Defensive line: Stephen Bowen 48, Barry Cofield 42, Jarvis Jenkins 33, Kedric Golston 16, Chris Baker 13
Cofield continues to pile up a lot of snaps, playing 81 percent of the snaps when Jim Haslett has stated that he wants his nose tackle to play more like 55 to 60 percent of the snaps.
Linebacker: Ryan Kerrigan, Perry Riley, London Fletcher all played 56 snaps, Rob Jackson 30, Lorenzo Alexander 18, Keenan Robinson 1
When healthy, Kerrigan, Riley, and Fletcher are all penciled as every down contributors so they played every snap. It will be interesting to see if Robinson’s playing time picks up if the Redskins’ slim playoff hopes fade over the next few weeks.
Defensive backs: DeAngelo Hall 55, Josh Wilson 55, Madieu Williams 55, Cedric Griffin 26, Jordan Pugh 17
It has to be considered something of a disappointment that Pugh, who was signed off of the street early in the season, continues to play somewhere between a third and a half of the snaps while draft picks DeJon Gomes and Richard Crawford can’t get on the field.