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Redskins lose Richard Crawford for the season

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If the main goal for the preseason is to keep players healthy, the Redskins lost on Saturday.

Gone for the year is cornerback and punt returner Richard Crawford.  Via Rich Tandler of CSNWashington.com, coach Mike Shanahan announced the injury after Saturday’s game against the Bills.

Specifically, Crawford has suffered a torn LCL and possibly a torn ACL in his knee.  The injury happened while Crawford was returning a punt late in the first quarter of the 30-7 win.

A seventh-round pick in 2012 from SMU, Crawford became the primary punt returner late in the 2012 season.  He generated a 19.5-yard average on eight returns, with a long of 64 yards.

Per Tandler, Chris Thompson, Skye Dawson, and Nick Williams likely will compete for the job.  Thompson generated 48 return yards on three returns in place of Crawford.

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22 Responses to “Redskins lose Richard Crawford for the season”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Aug 24, 2013 9:26 PM

    Sorry to hear but we have depth EVERYWHERE on this roster. If Mike Shanahan and his staff built it, you know your in great hands for ANY situation. Get better soon Richard and the Redskins press on calm, cool and collective as Usual. #WorldClassFranchise

  2. gibson34 says: Aug 24, 2013 9:31 PM

    hey ilogicalvoice……….another ACL. seems to happen a lot on your team…..lol. GROSSman will be starting in week 3….lmao.

  3. jimthebuilder27 says: Aug 24, 2013 9:33 PM

    What is it with so many ACL tears before the regular season has even started? They’ve gone up significantly over just a few years ago!

  4. toonloonboon says: Aug 24, 2013 9:34 PM

    with the eay its getting in the nfl, you can kinda count on losing at least 1 player per game.

  5. bigblue00 says: Aug 24, 2013 9:36 PM

    Have RGIII return kicks. After all, he is your whole team.

  6. thefootballgodssay says: Aug 24, 2013 9:40 PM

    have rgknee return kicks since he is superhumun

  7. metalman5150 says: Aug 24, 2013 9:45 PM

    Injuries are not an excuse; they are part of the game. Every game, somebody loses.

  8. dcfan4life says: Aug 24, 2013 9:49 PM

    @jimthebuilder27

    “What is it with so many ACL tears before the regular season has even started? They’ve gone up significantly over just a few years ago!”

    A few years ago the NFL didn’t penalize, fine and suspend for high hits near the head. Now they do like crazy. So naturally to take a player as big and strong as these players are down to the ground removing high hits, the defenders are going low. Hence many more knee and ankle injuries.

  9. richrob81 says: Aug 24, 2013 9:52 PM

    I am just now watching this game. Crawford was limping after the first return, yet he was out there for a second? I have to wonder why Shanny would put him back out there again when he limped off the field once earlier in the game….

  10. NotoriousKDV says: Aug 24, 2013 9:56 PM

    The sad thing about this is that it was Crawford’s fault. There was nowhere to go on the punt return and instead of just taking what he could get, he tries to go backward and then left and he gets tackled awkwardly and even though he got up and limped off the field, you could tell something was wrong. Tough break too because he was a pretty good punt returner last year. Much better than Washington has had in a long time.

  11. alfredmorris2ndleadingrusher says: Aug 24, 2013 10:10 PM

    “bigblue00 says:
    Aug 24, 2013 9:36 PM
    Have RGIII return kicks. After all, he is your whole team.”

    —————–

    I wouldn’t expect idiot, mouthbreathing, Joey Bada-Bing, Jersey Shore Giant fans who don’t follow the rest of the league to know who I am, let alone recognize a viable rushing attack, one led by myself last season when only Adrian Peterson gained more yards than me. In two games vs. “Big Blue,” I posted the following stats:

    1) 22/120/5.5
    2) 22/124/5.4

    That’s right, as a rookie, I averaged over five yards per carry vs. “Big Blue.”

    Then again, your starting running back is David Wilson, so it’s understandable you don’t know what a big boy running game looks like. I also have a Pro Bowl left tackle blasting running lanes open for me that’s better than anything you have on your OL.

    But as far as the punt returns go, we were thinking of allowing Rex Grossman to try out for the role, since he swept “Big Blue” back before we “didn’t have a team.”

  12. blackqbwhiterb says: Aug 24, 2013 10:25 PM

    Congratulations to Chase Minnifield on your promotion… Crawford we hope you can return to 100% next year… Next man up

  13. sandblastermoron says: Aug 24, 2013 10:38 PM

    And the season of misery continues! #pleaseendseasonnow!

  14. stunzeed5 says: Aug 24, 2013 10:38 PM

    Get well kid, proud to have you wear the prestigious burgundy and GOLD.

  15. bigblue00 says: Aug 24, 2013 10:50 PM

    Alfredmorris2ndleadingrusher, dude you have some insecurity issues.
    Keep hanging your hat on a couple lucky wins a few seasons ago. It’s quite amusing.

  16. boyshole25 says: Aug 24, 2013 11:00 PM

    A few Lucky wins? Please your delusional

  17. garrisjs says: Aug 24, 2013 11:18 PM

    Losing our 2nd string nickle back isn’t enough to say the Redskins “lost” today.

    Minnifield seems to be better then Crawford in the secondary and Thompson is a better punt returner. Crawford was nice depth at CB, but it looks like Shannallen have it covered, as usual.

    HTTR

  18. dstep24 says: Aug 25, 2013 1:19 AM

    operation bummer

  19. skinsfan91 says: Aug 25, 2013 2:49 AM

    A few seasons ago? The only ones who were lucky were the Giants last year with our sorry defense letting Cruz run past us. I think this division is for us or the Cowboys this year.

  20. seanb20124 says: Aug 25, 2013 6:49 AM

    Where is Brandon Banks?

  21. ravanator says: Aug 25, 2013 5:26 PM

    Good for Richard Crawford. Now he won’t have to be part of the R-Words going 1-15 this season. Griffin will be terrible as usual, and Morris will hang it up after 5 games and go on welfare much like everyone in Landover. Ravens will continue to be the pinnacle, and bring respect to Maryland.

  22. defscottyb says: Aug 27, 2013 1:19 PM

    I’d give Brandon Banks a call. He took some to the house (called back on penalties)… He is a very good return man and I was upset when the Skins cut him.

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