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Daily Slop: Richard Crawford Working to Become More Versatile in Year 2; Alfred Morris Plays Paintball with Fans

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Need to Know: Another sign that RG3 will be ready? - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, June 6, 49 days before Redskins start training camp. Another indication that RG3 will be back? The Redskins’ offseason program is starting to wind down. They have today’s OTA session and minicamp next week. After that they go their separate ways on a vacation that lasts about six weeks. Redskins veterans will report to Richmond for training camp on July 24 with the first practice on the 25th.

Redskins Defensive Sleeper: CB E.J. Biggers |

A look at why E.J. Biggers could surprise people and become a quality starting corner for the Redskins this season.

Richard Crawford working to become more versatile in Year 2
"Any player going from [Year] 1 to 2, you feel more comfortable," said Crawford, who last season appeared in 10 games, recording 18 tackles, two pass breakups and an interception. "You feel like you’re better. You keep pressing, working hard. OTAs aren’t really anything. They’re not playing on Sunday, so it’s just trying to improve to be better on Sunday."

5 Defensive Sleepers For the Redskins |

A look at five additional potential breakout players on defense this year.

Chris Thompson is waiting patiently, soaking up offense
"Our rookie camp, there was a lot thrown at us in three days, and now it’s slowed down a little bit and I’m able to see the vets do it now," he said. "So I’m pretty much understanding it better and better, and the longer we go with it, the easier these plays are going to come for me when it’s time."

The Redskins Blog | A Day With Joe Gibbs At The Races

Alfred Morris plays paintball with fans

Critical year for Washington Redskins' WR corps - ESPN
With so much of the focus on quarterback Robert Griffin III and his recovery from knee surgery, it's easy to overlook the Washington Redskins' non-quarterback concerns. But any quarterback needs wide receivers, and whether it's going to be Griffin or Kirk Cousins under center, the Redskins' wide receiver group is obviously going to be a vital part of their quarterback's success in 2013.

Redskins ILB London Fletcher not treating his 16th season as a farewell tour - Washington Times
"I’m really focused on this season, playing the best ball I can play," he said. "That’s really how I look at it."

Alfred Morris Has Shades Of Walter Payton
Redskins RB Alfred Morris played a pivotal role to the team success with his record-breaking rookie season. Heading into Year 2, he is working on the little things to be more like Walter Payton.

The Redskins Blog | No. 46 Finds Himself Just Shy Of FF Top-10

Shanahan has praise for Hankerson and Robinson | Comcast SportsNet Washington
"One thing about Hankerson, this is his first offseason, OTAs, spring ball, whatever you want to call it that he’s been healthy," Shanahan said. "So he’s had the chance to develop."

Pierre Garcon: I have 'special shoes' to help with rehab -
"If there was a game tomorrow, I would be able to play," Garcon said about his recovery from shoulder surgery. "We are just taking precautions to make sure it heals properly."

Unrestricted Free Agents: Gains and Losses - Over the Cap
A list of all free agents who may qualify for compensatory selection in the upcoming draft

2013 Fantasy Football Preseason Rankings and Cheat Sheet: Quarterback - Graphic -
Jason and Justin Sablich will provide fantasy football advice throughout the 2013 season on The Times’s N.F.L. home page. They will regularly update their preseason rankings.

2013 Top 20 Fantasy Quarterback Rankings |

See where Robert Griffin makes the cut as he comes back from injury.