The Redskins have reportedly released a second player from their practice squad today. Earlier it was reported that WR Nick Williams was being released, and the team was working out several WRs and TEs. Now Richard Crawford has confirmed that the team is releasing him from their practice squad. Crawford was a 7th round pick in 2012, and had key plays for the Redskins his rookie year, including a punt return vs the Ravens, and an interception of Tony Romo in the Division title game. Crawford tore multiple ligaments in his knee during the 2013 preseason, and was working to come back this season. He was cut, but signed to the team's practice squad before Week 1 this year.
The Redskins will likely be signing a WR, TE, and/or DL shortly with two spots on the practice squad now open. There has been no indication from the team or other sources if they plan to elevate players already on the practice squad to the 53-man roster, or if they will continue workouts to add depth to the team.
Stay tuned for more updates, and the official announcements from the team.
Redskins cut Richard Crawford from practice squad, according to a source— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) September 9, 2014
Richard Crawford just confirmed his release from practice squad of #Redskins via text. First reported by @RavensInsider— Chris Russell (@Russellmania980) September 9, 2014
[UPDATE: The Redskins are adding DT Derrick Hopkins]
Former #Hokies DT Derrick Hopkins signed with the Washington Redskins practice squad today, per his agent.— Mike Barber (@RTD_MikeBarber) September 9, 2014