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Daily Slop: Jamison Crowder anxious to get back on field; Redskins WR Ross looking to diversify his game

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Josh Norman enjoys the ‘peace and quiet' of Ashburn practices | Washington Post

Many Redskins players were happy to return from training camp in Richmond this week. Among that group was cornerback Josh Norman, who just moved to Ashburn but was excited to now call it home after nearly three weeks in a hotel.

For Norman, the perks went beyond just sleeping in his own bed again. It's the closed practices.

Crowder anxious to get back on field | CSN Mid-Atlantic
Jamison Crowder talks with Insider JP Finlay about getting back on the field in a competitive NFL game again.

Hey, Ashburn: Redskins practice observation - Washington - Scout
With Richmond in the rear view and Friday's preseason game against the New York Jets rapidly approaching, the Washington Redskins returned home and to practice. Here are some notes on what took place.

Add Vernon Davis, and a dash of health, and the Redskins are stocked at tight end | Washington Post

When the Washington Redskins signed two-time Pro Bowl selection and former San Francisco 49ers star Vernon Davis to a contract back in March, few people knew what to expect.

Redskins WR Ross looking to diversify his game | CSN Mid-Atlantic
The Redskins know that Rashad Ross can shake loose for a deep pass. But opposing CBs know that too and the receiver is looking to diversify his game.

Washington Redskins face tough decisions for several roster spots - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
The Redskins' starting lineup is set, but there are still battles raging further down the depth chart at running back, linebacker and on both lines.

Redskins WR Josh Doctson increases activity, but timetable uncertain - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
Injured rookie receiver Josh Doctson is "progressing," but coach Jay Gruden has no expectations. " We'll take our time with him," he said.

Trent Williams' status uncertain; Jamison Crowder with a nifty move - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he's not sure yet whether Williams will play Friday vs. the New York Jets. But Williams has gone more than a week without taking full-team reps in practice. Williams is bothered by a knee issue. "We're holding him back a little bit," Gruden said. "He'll be very close to being ready."

Redskins run game must produce against the Jets - ESPN
The Redskins' offensive line didn't create much room and the running backs didn't do much when they did have space in the preseason opener.

Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed primed for big fantasy season - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
After Jordan Reed finished with 87 catches, 952 yards and 11 touchdowns last season, it wouldn't be surprising if he reached those numbers again.

Thursday NFL training camp preview
Rookie receiver Josh Doctson did a little more work in practice Tuesday, including calisthenics and jogging, but the team still doesn't know when he'll return from his Achilles' injury. Multiple sources said earlier this week it would be another week or two "at least" before the first-round pick returned. On Wednesday, Gruden said, "It's just going to take rest, but once it's gone it'll be gone. And that's our hope, that it doesn't come back, so we want to make sure we get it cured now." -- John Keim

Washington Redskins run game must produce against New York Jets
The Redskins' offensive line didn't create much room and the running backs didn't do much when they did have space in the preseason opener.

Redskins should look to sign RB Joique Bell for depth -

Redskins focused on curbing special teams miscues as preseason continues - Washington Times
The Redskins gave up a 101-yard kickoff return against the Falcons in their 23-17 preseason loss last Thursday. Kicker Dustin Hopkins and special teams contributor Houston Bates hope the coverage improves this week.

Need to Know: The pros and cons of the Redskins putting Doctson on PUP | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, August 18, one day before the Washington Redskins play the New York Jets at FedEx Field. Timeline —Today's schedule: Walkthrough at Redskins Park, no media availability. —The Redskins last played a game that counted 221 days ago.

No clear answers on how much playing time to expect for Redskins against Jets | CSN Mid-Atlantic

Last Friday against the Falcons, it was obvious the starters wouldn't play much. This Friday against the Jets, things are not as clear.

Redskins' 53-man roster: How it looks after training camp and the preseason opener | Washington Post

The Washington Redskins have three weeks of training camp and one preseason game under their belts now, and the 53-man roster has started taking shape.

Most of the starting jobs were already settled before camp, but we could see some rearranging over the next couple weeks. Several players have upped their stock since the start of training camp, while others seem to have hurt their chances.