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There's no doubt that running back is a devalued position among modern NFL decision-makers.
Case and point, the first running back in the 2014 NFL draft was selected with the 54th overall pick, the latest in NFL history.
Considering that Washington carried four running backs on its roster last season (five if you include Darrel Young), you'd have to think the team will let go one of the holdover running backs from last after selecting Lache Seastrunk in this year's draft.
Enter—or rather, exit—Evan Royster.
Royster is a nonfactor on special teams and lacks the requisite receiving skills to complement starter Alfred Morris. With little to offer outside of insurance in case of injury, Royster doesn't have much to hang his roster spot on.
Looking at his competitors, Royster is the lone back who has this issue. Roy Helu is the unquestioned backup and the lone back with proven receiving skills. Although both unproven, Chris Thompson and Seastrunk bring enticing speed and quickness to the table and can potentially find a niche as return men on special teams.
Save for an injury to any of the aforementioned backs, especially Thompson, Royster's time in Washington is all but over.