Aug 29, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Pat White (5) reacts after scoring a touchdown during the first half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Redskins keep quarterback Pat White on 53 man roster


Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan has a philosophy – keep the best players on your team, no matter the position.

It’s apparently something he’s implemented with quarterback Pat White, who made the 53-man roster this afternoon, despite many suggesting he would not.

Per John Keim:

Per @CHICKatCSN Redskins will keep Pat White. 2 things: 1) have ‘extra’ spots w/Jenkins, Jackson out 4 wks. 2) insurance for RG3, KC hurts

Per Grant Paulsen:

keeping 4 QBs is shocking. White can pretend to be Vick all week & can help them while RG3/Cousins get clearance. But beyond that?

As Paulsen mentions, keeping White on the roster means that the Redskins will now have four quarterback’s, but with inactivates, it really shouldn’t be too much of a burden on the roster.

The Redskins likely feared somebody picking up White off waivers, thus, the decision to keep him.

It’s hard to imagine a team like the Oakland Raiders or Buffalo Bills wouldn’t have at least tried to sneak in on White if he was made available.

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