The hardest day of the year for any head coach and general manager is the day when NFL teams finalize their initial 53-man roster. The head coach has the unenviable task of telling multiple young men their football dreams could be over.
Washington coach Ron Rivera recently spoke on how difficult cutdown day is for him. As a former player, Rivera has been in the shoes of a player who was released.
Washington’s general manager, Martin Mayhew, is also a former longtime NFL player who understands the difficulty of cutdown day.
After Washington trimmed its roster to 53 players, Rivera and Mayhew met with the media to answer questions regarding several of Washington’s recent moves.
Here are five takeaways from Rivera and Mayhew’s presser.