Instant analysis: Redskins offensive roster moves

Instant analysis: Redskins offensive roster moves
November 8, 2011, 11:51 pm
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The Redskins made some roster moves on Tuesday and on the offensive side of the ball they signed receiver David Anderson and waived receiver Donte Stallworth and tight end Dominique Byrd. Here is a look at the ramifications of the moves:--In Anderson, the Redskins are getting a player who is familiar with Kyle Shanahans offense. Shanahan was the Texans wide receivers coach when Houston drafted Anderson in 2006. Including the year that Shanahan was the teams quarterbacks coach, they spent four years together with the Texans.--Since the end of July, the Texans released Anderson twice. They cut him after the lockout ended and he was picked up by the Broncos. Denver released him in the final round of cuts in September. Houston then resigned Anderson on Sept. 15 and waived him on Oct. 12 when the Texans traded for receiver Derrick Mason.--It remains to be seen what Andersons role will be. At age 28 and in his sixth NFL season, he becomes the second-most experienced receiver who is now playing next to Jabar Gaffney (not counting Santana Moss, who is sidelined with a hand injury). The Redskins could be thinking that Anderson can help the team move the chains while the younger receivers like Leonard Hankerson, Niles Paul, and Terrence Austin are still learning.--Stallworth, who will turn 31 this Thursday, had become the No. 6 out of six wide receivers so he was the logical candidate to be released. He had played in just four games and had five catches for 46 yards.--Byrd was signed after Chris Cooley went on injured reserve. The fact that he was healthy but did not appear in any NFL games in 2008, 2009, and 2010 is an indication that he is a marginal talent at best.