The Washington NFL team opens training camp for the 2020 season on July 28 at its practice facility in Ashburn, Virginia. The franchise finished its turbulent 2019 season 3-13, leading to major changes on the field and in the front office. Washington returns 18 starters for a new coaching staff led by Ron Rivera and coordinators Jack Del Rio (defense) and Scott Turner (offense). Rivera's rebuilding effort is underway, but could face a bumpy start with a lot of inexperience in the lineup. Here's a 53-man roster projection:
Washington acquired Allen, who played for Rivera and Turner in Carolina, in case there's an abbreviated camp and Haskins hasn't quite mastered the offense. If nothing else, Allen can help Haskins learn the system. Otherwise, Haskins is the present and the future. He had a strong offseason, but the key will be how quickly he and the rest of the offensive players can implement a new system. They'll need time. Alex Smith must be included in the discussion, but it would be asking a lot for him to make the roster out of camp, though he could stick around on injured reserve.