Washington taking cautious approach with Ryan Clark
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (8/9/14) Redskins safety Ryan Clarksat out practice Saturday due to a lingering hamstring injury. The team will take a cautious approach with the 34-year-old heading into the second week of preseason.
"We're going to be very safe with him," head coach Jay Gruden said.
Redskins swap out defensive backs
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (8/9/14) The Redskins added defensive back Da'Mon Cromartie-Smith as a free agent Saturday, after waiving Peyton Thompson . Per the team's official release, details of the deal have not been announced.
Cromartie-Smith spent the 2013 season with the Steelers, appearing in four games and recording one tackle.
Richard Crawford still awaiting clearance
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/30/14) Redskins defensive back Richard Crawford was ahead of schedule in his recovery from knee surgery last month, and is hoping to receive medical clearance soon. With OTAs coming up, however, he has yet to receive clearance as he told CSNWashington.com Saturday. He will visit with Dr. James Andrews for a follow up, though it is not clear when that will occur.
Brian Orakpo signs his franchise tender
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer (3/27/14) Linebacker Brian Orakpo signed his franchise tender with the Redskins on Thursday, the team announced. He is guaranteed to make over $11 million in 2014 and be a free agent again in 2015.
Orakpo had 10 sacks and his first career interception and touchdown last season.
The report says that after meeting with Redskins general manager Bruce Allen and coach Jay Gruden that Hall felt this was the best decision. Hall, 30, led the Redskins with four interceptions and three defensive touchdowns in 2013, while also recording 78 tackles and two forced fumbles.
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The Redskins DST has a lot of work to do before Fantasy owners can trust them this season. They struggled in 2013 with just 16 interceptions, 36 sacks, nine fumble recoveries and five defensive touchdowns. Washington lost London Fletcher to retirement, but the Redskins added Jason Hatcher, rookie Trent Murphy, Ryan Clark and Tracy Porter to help their pass rush and secondary. Still, we're not expecting a dramatic turnaround this year, so go into the season with the Redskins DST as a No. 2 Fantasy option. Keep an eye on the Redskins DST early in the season, and if they start out playing well consider adding them off the waiver wire.