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.
Redskins could release Adam Carriker
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (2/18/14) The Redskins are expected to part ways with defensive lineman Adam Carriker , reports CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason LaCanfora.
LaCanfora reports that the Redskins could save nearly $5 million in cap space by letting him go, and LaCanfora says "I'd be shocked if they did not."
Carriker did not play at all in 2013 due to a leg injury.
Redskins talking contract with Chris Baker
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (2/5/14) The Redskins are discussing a new contract with free agent defensive end Chris Baker, reports CSNWashington.com. Baker, 26, was a backup nose tackle early last season before starting the final three games at end. He had a career-high seven tackles in the season finale vs. the Giants.
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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.