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Redskins CB Richard Crawford (knee) is healthy for training camp.

Crawford missed all of 2013 with a torn ACL. He's fighting for a roster spot as a reserve defensive back and special teamer.
Jul 31 - 6:47 PM

Redskins RB Chris Thompson has struggled in pass protection in training camp.

It's not a surprise for the 5-foot-8, 193-pounder, who is trying to take on 220-pound safeties and 250-pound linebackers in blitz pickup. Robert Griffin III recently said he anticipates Thompson playing a role in Washington's 2014 offense, but Thompson will have to show Jay Gruden he can play in the passing game. He's fighting Roy Helu and rookie Lache Seastrunk behind Alfred Morris.
Jul 31 - 4:49 PM

Redskins waived/injured CB Courtney Bridget.

Bridget needs surgery on the shoulder he injured during practice Monday. Bridget will land on the Redskins' IR if he clears waivers.
Jul 30 - 3:59 PM

The Washington Post leaves the door open for the Redskins to possibly cut third-round OT Morgan Moses.

Beat writer Mike Jones does write that it would be "hard to see them giving up on a third-round pick this quickly." But Moses is having trouble adjusting to the speed and strength of NFL pass rushers. Tom Compton has outplayed Moses as the No. 3 tackle behind starters LT Trent Williams and RT Tyler Polumbus. Moses' name was brought up as a potential first- or second-rounder before going 66th overall to Washington. He may be a weekly scratch in year one.
Jul 29 - 1:27 PM

Redskins signed OLB/DE Everette Brown.

Brown has started three games and managed just seven sacks since the Panthers took him 43rd overall in the 2009 draft. He's been on the street since the Cowboys cut him back in February. Brown will compete for a reserve outside linebacker spot in the Redskins' 3-4.
Jul 28 - 9:58 AM

Robert Griffin III indicated second-year RB Chris Thompson will have a role in the Redskins' 2014 offense.

Thompson has been dogged by injuries since college, but is a home run-hitting speed back who could potentially push Roy Helu for snaps behind Alfred Morris. "We want him to be Darren Sproles," said Griffin. "I love the guy." Beat writer John Keim notes Thompson must improve in pass protection, but he qualifies as a deep-league sleeper. He could be Jay Gruden's new Giovani Bernard.
Jul 27 - 12:43 PM

Redskins CB Tracy Porter has been cleared for training camp.

Porter missed the entire offseason program recovering from shoulder surgery. Now that he's been cleared, he'll get the majority of snaps at slot corner, with David Amerson and DeAngelo Hall starting outside.
Jul 26 - 3:59 PM

ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim said rookie OT Morgan Moses has struggled early in training camp.

Keim cautioned "it will take Moses time" to develop into a starting tackle. Many thought Moses would push incumbent RT Tyler Polumbus for the starting job this year, but it has become clear he has a lot of developing to do. He will likely spend his rookie season as a reserve, but Moses could push for snaps in 2015.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 26 - 9:46 AM

Redskins DE Stephen Bowen (knee) said he is optimistic he will be cleared to practice sometime in the next two weeks.

The Redskins showed faith in Bowen's recovery by placing him on the active/PUP list instead of cutting him and his $7 million cap charge. Bowen is currently penciled in as the Washington's No. 4 end behind Jason Hatcher, Chris Baker, and top reserve Jarvis Jenkins.
Jul 26 - 9:27 AM

Leonard Hankerson (knee, active/PUP) has been cleared for a running program.

Hankerson missed Washington's offseason program and doesn't have a set timetable to return. It remains possible that he opens 2014 on reserve/PUP. Hankerson is eight months removed from November ACL surgery.
Jul 25 - 7:48 PM

Coach Jay Gruden said designed runs for Robert Griffin III might be "few and far between" this season.

Gruden will utilize Griffin's unique legs on designed rollouts and other plays to get him outside, but he isn't a fan of the Shanahans' read-option. However, RG3 will have the green light to scramble whenever he deems it necessary. It's a fine strategy for Griffin's fantasy value, as his passing efficiency should increase thanks to improved weaponry and Gruden's scheme. Andy Dalton ended up as fantasy's No. 5 quarterback last season while running for just 183 yards.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 24 - 8:34 AM

The Washington Times expects the Redskins to "tilt away" from the zone-blocking scheme and incorporate more power concepts under new coach Jay Gruden.

Gruden's background is indeed in power running, and Washington's obvious offseason effort to get bigger in the trenches suggests the Shanahans' system will be gradually scrapped. It's something of a concern for Alfred Morris, who also offers very little in the passing game. We like Morris to stay in the 270-carry range this season, but clearing 300 like he did as a rookie is unrealistic with more emphasis on the pass. His YPC average could also take a hit.
Jul 23 - 10:46 PM

Redskins OG Maurice Hurt reported to training camp out of shape.

Hurt has had conditioning problems in the past, and failed a drug test at the 2011 Combine. Under a new coaching staff, his roster spot is not secure.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 23 - 8:16 PM

Redskins placed WR Leonard Hankerson (knee) on the active/PUP list.

Hankerson tore his ACL and LCL in Week 11 and is questionable for the start of the season. He's squarely on the roster bubble. Joining him on the PUP list is OL Maurice Hurt, who reported out of shape for the second year in a row.
Jul 23 - 5:22 PM

Redskins placed DE Stephen Bowen (knee) on active/PUP.

It's not a surprise as Bowen is 30 years old and less than eight months removed from microfracture surgery. The Redskins appear optimistic though, as they've kept him on the roster despite a $7 million cap charge.
Jul 23 - 12:52 PM


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