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Washington Football Team's 53-man roster projection includes tough decisions at receiver, O-line

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Orlovsky picks Washington to win the NFC East (1:10)

Dan Orlovsky believes WFT will win the NFC East over the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants. (1:10)

ASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Football Team opens training camp Wednesday at Bon Secours Facility in Richmond, Virginia. Washington finished the 2020 season 7-9, good for first place in the NFC East. The franchise has not reached the playoffs in consecutive years since the 1991 and 1992 seasons.

Washington returns 15 starters from last season's team as well as coach Ron Rivera and coordinators Scott Turner (offense), Jack Del Rio (defense) and Nate Kaczor (special teams). Here's a 53-man roster projection:


QUARTERBACK (3): Ryan Fitzpatrick, Taylor Heinicke, Kyle Allen

Fitzpatrick will enter camp as the No. 1 quarterback and, as long as he handles his business, that's how he will start the 2021 season. But if the turnovers become an issue, Heinicke will take over. There's a lot to like based on how Heinicke played in his five quarters last season; there's also a lot to question based on his past. But he's an intriguing option.