SEATTLE — Stop me if you’ve heard this before—the Redskins will be without one of their best players when they— Oh, OK, you have heard it.
The latest scratch is Jamison Crowder. He was listed as questionable on the Friday injury report with a hamstring injury. But between that designation on Friday afternoon and when the team departed for Seattle a few hours later, they decided that Crowder wouldn’t be able to play and he did not board the plane.
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Crowder is coming off of his best performance of the season last Sunday. Against the Cowboys, he caught nine passes for 123 yards. Prior to that game, his season high in receiving yards had been 52.
The 2015 fourth-round pick will miss a game for the first time in his NFL career. He has played in 39 straight contests.
With Crowder out, Ryan Grant will move into the slot. That means that Terrelle Pryor and Josh Doctson will be the wideouts. A couple of weeks ago, Jay Gruden said that both were more comfortable playing the X receiver position. But tomorrow, one of them will have to play the Z position.
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Crowder’s absence also means that Brian Quick might see his first extended action of the season. The offseason free-agent acquisition has played just 11 snaps all year.
With Jordan Reed also declared out of the game, Kirk Cousins will be without two of his favorite, most familiar targets. He will have to adjust in a hurry or it could be a long day for the Washington offense tomorrow.