Parker buried on Redskins’ depth chart

Willie Parker might face an uphill climb to make the Redskins' roster. (Nick Wass / Associated Press)

One of the storylines we’ve been following throughout the offseason is the logjam in the Redskins backfield. The Redskins were one of the teams to release training camp depth charts Monday, and with it may have revealed a few hints at where things stand at several positions.

Most notable was that offseason free agent addition Willie Parker was listed on the fourth team, behind Ryan Torain. Even if it’s just an early message sent by coach Mike Shanahan, it still looks like an uphill climb for Parker in Washington. Clinton Portis remains at the top of the pecking order, as he has all offseason.

In a more comprehensive breakdown of the competition last week, Barry Svrluga of The Washington Post reported that running backs coach Bobby Turner doesn’t see it as a three-player race, saying Torain and rookie Keiland Williams are in the mix. Turner makes it a point to say that past performance has no bearing on the current situation, and Parker even noted there “can’t be enough room for all of us.”

At receiver, Shanahan has Joey Galloway listed as a starter alongside Santana Moss. The third-year tandem of  Devin Thomas and Malcolm Kelly, both 2008 second-round picks, are listed on the third team. The whispers continue to persist that Thomas and Kelly face a real possibility of not making the roster, as NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora reported a few weeks back.

Albert Haynesworth has made it through his first full-team practice — working with the second unit at nose tackle — while Adam Carriker is working ahead of Phillip Daniels at one defensive end spot and Kareem Moore is also working with the first unit.

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