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Need to Know: Redskins one per player one-liners, offense

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Need to Know: Redskins one per player one-liners, offense

Here is what you need to know on this Monday, December 4, six days before the Washington Redskins play the Chargers in Los Angeles.

Timeline

Today’s schedule: Practice 11:40; Jay Gruden news conference and open locker room after practice, approx. 1:30

Days until:

—Redskins @ Chargers (12/10) 6
—Cardinals @ Redskins (12/17) 13
—Broncos @ Redskins Christmas Eve (12/24) 20

Redskins one per player one-liners—Offense

QB Kirk Cousins—Even without Jackson and Garçon he continues to be on pace to throw for over 4,700 yards and 30 touchdowns.

QB Colt McCoy—He got into a game for the first time since the 2015 season finale but he did not attempt a pass.

RB Samaje Perine—On his first carry on Thursday he got 15 yards and on his subsequent 11 carries he gained 23 (2.1 per carry).

RB Byron Marshall—He produced some against Dallas and he will have to continue to do so in the important third-down back role over the next four games.

RB LeShun Daniels—The undrafted rookie probably won’t see much action this year but the Redskins should hang on to him to see if they can develop him over the offseason.

WR Josh Doctson—He has played every offensive snap the last two games, which is unusual for a wide receiver.

WR Ryan Grant—Raise your hand if before the season you had Grant being fourth on the team in receiving yards and second in touchdowns.

WR Jamison Crowder—His drop that led to an interception can be forgiven because it was out of the norm for him, but the Redskins have got to find someone else to return punts.

WR Brian Quick—He has not caught a pass since the critical one during the late touchdown drive in Seattle.

WR Maurice Harris—Since his spectacular catch against the Vikings, Harris has been targeted five times in four games.

TE Jordan Reed—I get that it’s frustrating but I don’t get why so many fans think that a hamstring injury is something that a player can just “suck up” or “shake off.”

TE Vernon Davis—He’s still the team’s second-leading receiver even though he has just two receptions for 15 yards in the last two games combined.

TE Niles Paul—All he does is block, catch a few passes, and play special teams.

TE Jeremy Sprinkle—He will probably get a few more targets in the last four games but I think they generally are happy with what the fifth-round pick has done this year.

OT Trent Williams—He may end up getting shut down at some point, but if it does happen he probably won’t be too happy about it.

OT Morgan Moses—I’m not sure why there is talk of shutting him down with an ankle sprain; he might miss a game but it’s not like it’s something he needs to start rehabbing early.

OT Ty Nsekhe—They want to try him out at left guard but Williams and Moses have to be on the field at the same time.

C Chase Roullier—There seems to be a pretty good chance that he can get back on the field in Los Angeles and resume laying claim to being the long-term center.

OL Tony Bergstrom—The journeyman has played as well as could be expected for a player who was thrust into the starting lineup about a month after joining the team.

G Arie Kouandjio—He has played the best of any of the fill-in linemen, surprising considering that the team cut him on September 2.

OL Tyler Catalina—The rookie has given up more sacks (3) in 131 snaps than Shawn Lauvao did in 531 (2).

C Demetrius Rhaney—It’s likely that he will get released without having played a snap as soon as Roullier is ready to play.

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Redskins starters training camp one-liners, offense

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Redskins starters training camp one-liners, offense

During training camp, it’s natural for the media coverage to gravitate towards the long shots and underdogs and the backups fighting to hang on to a roster spot. The starters go out and do their thing and those players doing their thing isn’t news. 

With that in mind, here is a one-liner review of how each anticipated starter fared in training camp. We’ll start with the offense today, look for the defense tomorrow. 

QB Alex Smith—He still needs some work on timing with his receivers but overall, he looks like a quarterback you can win with. 

RB Rob Kelley—After his move up to starter in the wake of the Derrius Guice injury, Kelley continues to work as he has from the start of camp, like a guy fighting for a roster spot.

WR Paul Richardson—The $40 million free agent pickup showed that his game has some versatility as he made some tough catches over the middle along with some deep receptions. 

WR Josh Doctson—His heel injury slowed down what was solid progress early in training camp.

WR Jamison Crowder—His solid, workmanlike camp should make Redskins fans hope that the team is working on a long-term contract extension with Crowder right now. 

TE Jordan Reed—Considering his importance to the offense, his progress after having surgery on both of his big toes is the most positive story from camp

LT Trent Williams—The plan to ramp up his activity as he continues to recover from offseason knee surgery is right on track and there’s every reason to believe he’ll be a full strength in Week 1. 

LG Shaun Lauvao—When he’s healthy, Lauvao is a good enough guard to win with and so far, he has been healthy. 

C Chase Roullier—His strength is often on display during one-on-one blocking drills and he has the appearance of a center the Redskins will be able to plug in and play for at least the next several years. 

RG Brandon Scherff—The fourth-year player is working his way towards his third straight Pro Bowl appearance.

RT Morgan Moses—He is still working through some ankle pain but he should be good to go Week 1. 

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Need to Know: Redskins have faith in their young cornerbacks but will keep their options open

Need to Know: Redskins have faith in their young cornerbacks but will keep their options open

RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on Wednesday, August 15, one day before the Washington Redskins host the Jets in their second preseason game. 

Talking points

The Redskins paid Orlando Scandrick $1 million and he didn’t play so much as a preseason snap for them. The money is gone, and the Redskins are left with what is mostly a youthful group at cornerback

The senior citizen is Josh Norman, who is 30 and entering his seventh NFL season. Quinton Dunbar is next on the age scale at 26. Those two will be the starters at cornerback on the outside. After them, youth rules the day. 

Fabian Moreau, 22, will take the slot corner position that Scandrick was going to fill. He is in his second NFL season having played just 59 snaps as a rookie. 

That’s 59 more NFL snaps than the next three players on the depth chart have combined. Rookies Greg Stroman, a seventh-round pick this year, Adonis Alexander, a supplemental sixth-round pick, and undrafted free agent Danny Johnson, all 22 years old, are the next men up if any of the top three on the depth chart falter or get injured. 

“I’m very impressed with them all,” said Jay Gruden. “You know, obviously Adonis not as much because he just got here, and he’s been hurt but he’s got the skill set that we’ve noticed, as far as your sixth corner, I think he’d be a very good guy to have in your building to develop. Watching Stroman and watching Danny Johnson compete and play, I’ve been impressed. Watching Fabian move inside, I’ve been very impressed.”

That all sounds good. However, Gruden made sure that everyone knows that the cornerback depth chart is not set in stone.

“We still have time if it doesn’t work out or if somebody gets injured, we still have time to make moves also ourselves,” he said.

The Redskins have about nine practices and three preseason games before they have to set their roster. If it proves that their confidence in the young corners is not well founded, they could look to pick up an alternative on the waiver wire, in the free agent market (Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is still available), or via a trade.

The best-case is that the kids work out. But if not, there are alternatives. 

Bureau of statistics

The 2017 Redskins were sixth in the league in pass defense according to Football Outsiders’ DVOA metric. 

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The agenda

Today: No media availability

Upcoming: Preseason Jets @ Redskins (Aug. 16) 1 day; Final cut (Sept. 1) 17 days; Season opener @ Cardinals (Sept. 9) 25 days

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