Daily Slop: Was Jay Gruden Pass Happy in Cincinnati?; Can Richard Crawford Return to a Useful Role on Special Teams and at Cornerback?

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Can Richard Crawford return to a useful role on punt returns and at cornerback?
Crawford spent the offseason program continuing his rehabilitation and working to further strengthen his knee. He wanted to join his teammates on the practice field, and claimed that doctors told him he could play in a game had it been the regular season.

Something to prove: Robert Griffin III - ESPN
We will be featuring a different Washington Redskins player each day on this list, staying away from rookies or some second-year players still finding

Joe Theismann predicts the Redskins go 10-6 - The Washington Post
Although putting too much stock in his picks might be a mistake, given his track record.

Need to Know: Was Jay Gruden pass happy in Cincinnati? | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, July 3, 21 days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out I was doing some research on pass attempts by the Bengals over the three years that Jay Gruden was calling plays there.

Redskins depth chart analysis: Inside linebacker | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Redskins camp countdown: 21 carries per game for Alfred Morris | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Chris Samuels Named Best Pick Of 2000 NFL Draft
With six Pro Bowls and multiple 1,000-yard rushing seasons happening under his protection, Redskins legend Chris Samuels was named best pick of the 2000 NFL Draft.

Inside Slant: Crushing Robert Griffin III? - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
In truth, data shows that Griffin has been one of the NFL's better-performing pocket passers over the past two seasons. According to ESPN Stats & Information, he ranks among the top 11 qualified passers in completion percentage (65.0), touchdown/interception ratio (2.13) and Total Quarterback Rating (65.5) on passes thrown from the pocket during the 2012 and 2013 seasons combined. Context is important, of course, and I'm sure you can find reasons to qualify some of that success. These figures can't provide a thorough conclusion, but they do include plays that observers might have forgotten and certainly don't support a theory that questions his pocket presence.

Families of 2012 homicide victims to ask judge to not let Aaron Hernandez get New England Patriots pay - ESPN Boston

A lawyer for the families of two men allegedly gunned down by former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will ask a judge to bar the football team from paying Hernandez a $3.25 million contract signing bonus.

Jordan Cameron isn't going to lose a ton of money because of his Twitter handle | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: One of the more interesting parts of the Jimmy Graham grievance and the ruling against him was that his Twitter bio was used in the case against him. Graham wanted to get the franchise tag for a receiver, which is more than $12 million, instead of the roughly $7 million franchise tag for tight ends. The arbitrator ruled against him, and in the decision mentioned that in Graham's Twitter bio he clearly identifies himself as a tight end. Browns tight end (err, pass catcher) Jordan Cameron isn't going out like that.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | 2013 Rushing Success by Number of Backs
Football Outsiders is the internet home for Innovative Statistics and Intelligent Analysis of professional and college football. Our writers, lead by Aaron Schatz, also write Pro Football Prospectus.

Looking at the Sando/ESPN QB Rankings from a Salary Perspective
OTC examines ESPNs' consensus QB Rankings and compares those rankings with each QB's salary, determining some of the best and worst bargains in the NFL

Arbitrator Rules Saints' Graham Is a Tight End - NYTimes.com
The Saints' Jimmy Graham and the NFL Players Association were dealt a setback Wednesday when an arbitrator ruled that he can only be considered a tight end for the purposes of his franchise tag designation.

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