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Tevita Stevens is a contender for the practice squad.
When Washington released long snapper Kyle Nelson, they signed tight end Mike Caussin, formerly of the Buffalo Bills. Although Caussin is a good size—at 6'5", he offers valuable height in the red zone—there just doesn't seem to be any room for him in D.C.
It's likely that Caussin was brought in as a camp body, in case of injury to either Logan Paulsen or Niles Paul, but there's no real chance that he beats them out otherwise. Jordan Reed is the starter, but if he was to pick up a moderate injury, Caussin would be discarded in favor of a more dynamic player.
Rookie Ted Bolser might have been deemed worthy of a draft pick, but has done absolutely nothing to impress in camp so far. The tight end has dropped passes, struggled with his blocking and failed to gain separation on his routes. It might seem unlikely that he'll be cut in the first wave, but if he hasn't shown any improvement, the practice squad beckons.
Center Tevita Stevens is another such candidate. Stevens returns for a second year with the Redskins, having spent 2013 on the practice squad. He's a good guy to have around in case of injury, but isn't going to make the 53. If he can show improvement he could take the next step in 2015, but he's not ready just yet.
Wide receiver Lee Doss faces a huge battle to stay with the team. Suddenly blessed with a really good crop of receivers, Doss is going to have to excel in special teams and when he gets the chance to contribute on offense. He may make it through the first wave of cuts, but is unlikely to go much further than that. There's just too many players ahead of him, including undrafted free agent Cody Hoffman. Hoffman's size gives him the advantage over his UFA compatriots, and could even see him sneak on the roster.