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Evan Royster has an uphill battle ahead of him as he looks to secure a spot in a crowded backfield behind Alfred Morris.
Evan Royster may be the most obvious candidate on the team to sit on the bubble. The Redskins have at least three options on the ground who are arguably more dangerous in Alfred Morris, Robert Griffin III and Roy Helu. In addition, the team drafted Chris Thompson and Jawan Jamison. This was no doubt in response to Royster's supremely underwhelming 2012 campaign, where he ran for all of 88 yards.
You can make the argument that Royster didn't get a fair shake—he only had 23 carries, after all. But none of those carries (and I mean none) did anything to inspire any kind of confidence in his ability. He only had one carry more than 10 yards for the whole year.
The Redskins' backfield is full of talent and blossoming with exciting prospects. Morris and RGIII are the established leaders of the ground game, and Helu is a decent, versatile threat. Thompson and Jamison provide speed and depth, meaning that Royster is looking at a very tough battle. The signing of Keiland Williams also complicates things.
There's no doubt that another team will pick up Royster if he's released. But it's becoming clear he won't be donning the Redskins' colors in Week 1.