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.