While the Redskins, overall, did not have the bests of Week 1, there are several former Washington Redskins that had notable performances.
Two WRs, the position Washington lacks the most experience, Jamison Crowder and DeSean Jackson had perhaps the biggest Week 1s. Jackson's, of course, stung the most out of those who used to don the Burgundy and Gold. Kirk Cousins was still Kirk Cousins, but several defensive players showed out.
Here is how several former Redskins fared with their new teams in Week 1 of 2019:
Josh Doctson, Vikings (Redskins 2016-18): Doctson did not play for Minnesota in their Week 1 victory vs. Atlanta. The Redskins former first-round pick was inactive after he had less than a week of work with the Vikings.
Zach Brown, Eagles (Redskins 2017-18): The outside linebacker went against his former team on Sunday. Starting for the Eagles he gathered two solo tackles.
Jamison Crowder, Jets (Redskins 2015-18): An explosive performance for the NY Jets' newest slot WR. Crowder was targetted 17 times, making 14 catches for 99 yards. A great value in a PPR fantasy football league.
DJ Swearinger, Cardinals (Redskins 2017-18): Four tackles, three of them solo, and one pass defended for the former Redskins safety in Week 1. Overall a solid day for the safety if you overlook how badly he got beat on this play.
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Bears (Redskins 2018): Clinton-Dix is back in the NFC North and he got the opportunity to lineup against his former, former team, the Packers. Five tackles in a losing effort for the turned defensive back.
Pernell McPhee, Ravens (Redskins 2018): In one game with the Ravens, McPhee is already putting up numbers far better than he did in Washington. The LB had three tackles and a sack against the Dolphins.
Preston Smith, Packers (Redskins 2015-18): A long-time staple of the Redskins defensive unit is now wreaking havoc for the Packers. The linebacker had himself an outing with 1.5 sacks and five tackles.
Kirk Cousins, Vikings (Redskins 2012-17): Somehow, Cousins only threw the pigskin 10 times during Week 1 and the Vikings still came out on top. The QB was 8-for-10 for 98 yards and threw one touchdown without an interception.
Kendall Fuller, Chiefs (Redskins 2016-17): An active game for the CB against the Jaguars. With seven tackles he was one of two leaders for the Chiefs.
DeSean Jackson, Eagles (Redskins 2014-16): Back home in Philadelphia the bubble bursting WR delivered crucial blows to the Redskins secondary. With eight receptions for 154 yards and two TDs, he feasted against his former coaching staff.
Trent Murphy, Bills (Redskins 2014-16): With his new home in Buffalo, Murphy helped get the Bills off on the right track in 2019. He only had one tackle as a DE, but had a game-clinching fumble recovery for the Bills.
Robert Griffin III, Ravens (Redskins 2012-15): RG3 passed for his first touchdown since the 2016 season as the Ravens blew out the Dolphins. Griffin got some garbage time as the Ravens backup and was 6-for-6 for 55 yards and a touchdown.
Alfred Morris, N/A (Redskins 2012-15): One of the best Redskins RBs of the past 10 years spent his Sunday on his couch. The RB1 on the depth chart just went down for Washington. Is Morris the answer in free agency to provide some help?
Not played as of publishing time: Ryan Grant, Raiders
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