3 Redskins Players in Danger of Losing Their Starting Jobs in the 2020 NFL Season
By Tristan Jung
After another dismal year, the Washington Redskins are headed for another franchise reset, bringing in Ron Rivera and selecting Chase Young with the No. 2 overall pick in the draft. Due to its years of mediocrity, Washington is close to building its roster from scratch.
With that in mind, here are three players that could lose their starting roles in 2020.
1. Adrian Peterson, RB
Adrian Peterson's late-career resurgence with Washington has gone well enough, but he will have stiff competition from rising star Derrius Guice (as long as he stays healthy). Now in his age-35 season, Peterson will likely start in Week 1 due to his experience and Guice's rehab process, but whether he can keep the job for the whole year is in serious question. Former Stanford Heisman contender Bryce Love could also find himself in the mix at running back.
2. Kelvin Harmon and Cody Latimer, WR
Right now, Terry McLaurin is the only sure thing at wide receiver. Cody Latimer and Kelvin Harmon could be pencilled in as starting wideouts due to playing some snaps last season, but neither player has solidified a role. Latimer is an unspectacular veteran while Harmon only had 30 catches for 365 yards last year. In addition to the dynamic Cam Sims and Steven Sims Jr., Washington also drafted Antonio Gandy-Golden in the fourth-round, all of whom should provide competition.
3. Cole Holcomb, LB
Cole Holcomb started in 15 of 16 games last season at linebacker, but he only played in 63% of the team's snaps. While Holcomb has shown promise as a run defender, amassing 105 tackles last year, his lack of ability in pass coverage makes it hard for him to stay on the field. Washington brought in veterans like Jon Bostic and Thomas Davis at linebacker, leaving Holcomb to compete with Ryan Anderson, and fifth-round pick Khaleke Hudson. Holcomb has an inside track to start, but he needs to show improvement if he wants to stay there.
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