The Washington Redskins sprung a few surprise snubs at offensive tackle and in the secondary for their 53-man roster cuts. There was also the rarity of a late-round running back failing to impress head coach Mike Shanahan.
It may shock some that the team opted to thin its O-line depth to keep four quarterbacks. Yet even that does not feel as risky as the gamble Shanahan and general manager Bruce Allen took with the secondary.
That position group, which was already the most obvious concern on the roster, now features even fewer options. The Redskins parted ways with two cornerbacks and released a safety when they are hardly well stocked at either spot.
Here are the surprises and the snubs from the Redskins' roster trimming, beginning with two of the biggest snubs.