In free agency, Redskins President and General Manager Bruce Allen acquired new starting guard Shawn Lauvao. Then Allen selected tackle Morgan Moses and guard Spencer Long in the third round of the NFL draft. With former guard Kory Lichtensteiger moving to center, the Redskins envision having a better and deeper group in front of Griffin. Cynical Redskins observers would argue the team's line couldn't be much worse at protecting quarterbacks.
It can be a tricky pairing, especially as a player ages. Santana Moss used to have nagging injuries, though since his first season he has played in at least 14 games every year but one. And in five of the past six years he has played in every game. DeSean Jackson has dealt with these in the past, so it makes you wonder how much of an issue it will be (though he has only missed nine games in six seasons). Point is, I really don't know. But I've wondered the same thing. Also, a receiver has to have something to fall back on as his speed decreases; Moss could shift to other roles because he improved as a route runner.
At one point, early in his career, it looked like it might go different for quarterback Colt McCoy. And then it changed. He went from an interesting young player for the Cleveland Browns, starting 21 games his first two seasons, to a guy looking for a job a few years later.
Redskins cornerback Richard Crawford, who missed all of last season with a serious knee injury, says he expects to be ready for the start of training camp on July 24.