August 30, 2008

Skins Cut Mason

Marcus Mason, Derrick Frost, and Todd Wade were all given the axe today in the Redskins' effort to make it down to 53 men.

Mason had a phenomnal preseason, but he was the fourth RB on the depth chart and couldn't move ahead of Rock Cartwright in order to make the team.

The move shows that Jim Zorn feels the need to address depth in other areas, most likely the secondary and offensive line.

Todd Wade became expendable after suffering injury in the first preseason game. Wade wan't quick enough to be a Tackle and a bit tall to be a guard. He was also ancient and the Skins already have several aging players. They have several young prospects and they were obviously more valuable than Wade.

Durant Brooks won the punting job over Frost in a dead heat. Brooks has much more upside being a rookie and Frost has never been consistent so Zorn made the right move.

More cuts to come.

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