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Today, the Washington Redskins released their first official depth chart, which featured Evan Royster as the number one running back (Credit: AP Photo)
On Monday the Washington Redskins released their first official depth chart. Officially, the team has Evan Royster as their starting running back over Roy Helu and rookie Alfred Morris.
Most players would be excited to be at the top of the depth chart, but Evan Royster knows that does not mean he will get the most carries. Coach Mike Shanahan is known to give the most carries to whoever he trusts the most, which often varies week to week.
Royster said Monday that he doesn’t think his spot on the depth chart has much bearing on how things will wind up playing out against the Saints.
“I think they’re going to keep us pretty much in the dark until probably the day before the game,” Royster said, via Mike Jones of the Washington Post.
The other big news in the new depth chart is that Josh Morgan has been elevated to starter status in place of Leonard Hankerson. The two players rotated frequently during preseason, which suggests that the starter status doesn’t mean much more there than it does at running back.
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According to Mike Jones of The Washington Post, the Redskins have listed Evan Royster as their week one starter at running back. Josh Morgan will also start over Leonard Hankerson at wide receiver.
#Redskins release Week 1 depth chart. WR Josh Morgan over Hankerson, and RB Evan Royster over Helu and Morris.
— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) September 3, 2012
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