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2015 Redskins In Richmond: Wide Receivers


With training camp set to begin later this month, previews the current state of the Redskins' roster, continuing today with the team's wide receivers.

As the Redskins prepare for their third training camp at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond, Va., the wide receiver depth chart remains fluid behind incumbent starters Pierre Garçon and DeSean Jackson, as several younger players look to make their mark with the opportunity for more reps. 


Before the Redskins head to Richmond for training camp, check out who all is on the roster position-by-position. Today, it is the wide receivers.

--Santana Moss (unrestricted free agent)
--Leonard Hankerson (signed with the Atlanta Falcons)

KEY ADDITION(S):--Jamison Crowder (drafted with the No. 105 overall pick in the draft)

Current State Of The Unit:Barring a training camp signing, the Redskins will be without Moss for the first time since the 2004 season.

Acquired by the Redskins through a wide receiver for wide receiver trade with the New York Jets, the Miami product would produce at a level few ever have in Washington.

In 10 seasons with the Redskins, Moss recorded 581 receptions for 7,867 yards and 47 touchdowns. His receptions total is third behind Pro Football Hall of Famers Art Monk and Charley Taylor.

But last season, with the pair of DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garçon along with Andre Roberts in the slot, Moss was shuffled down the depth chart.

Jackson, of course, dazzled in his first season with the Redskins, as the three-time Pro Bowler recorded the fourth 1,000-yard season of his career with 1,169 yards.

The California product also hauled in six touchdowns while leading the league in average yards per reception (20.9) and 40-plus-yard catches (13).

Garçon, meanwhile, saw a dip in his numbers in comparison to the 2013 season, but still remained productive when his number was called.


In 16 appearances with 14 starts, the six-foot, 216 pounder hauled in 68 balls for 752 yards and three touchdowns.

Garçon finished the season strong as well, as he recorded 19 receptions for 245 yards in the final four games.

Roberts' contributions came not only as a threat in the passing game, but as the team's primary punt and kick returner in 2014.

The Citadel product tallied 36 receptions for 453 yards and two touchdowns while also adding 710 kickoff return yards and 208 punt return yards.

Ryan Grant is entering his second season with the Redskins after a rookie season in which he appeared in all 16 games with two starts, recording seven receptions for 68 yards.

Of the Redskins' 10 picks selected in the 2014 NFL Draft, two were used on the wide receiver position: Jamison Crowder and Evan Spencer.

Crowder – a fourth-round pick out of Duke – set several ACC records during his collegiate career as both an electrifying returner and shifty receiver.

In total, the 22-year-old recorded 283 receptions for 3,641 yards and 23 receiving touchdowns, along with 930 kickoff return yards and 869 punt return yards and four scores in four seasons.

Spencer, meanwhile, was a do-it-all sort of player for Ohio State over the years.

He recorded seven receiving touchdowns in four seasons while also throwing for a touchdown in the Sugar Bowl and was one of the Buckeyes' most productive special teamers.

Reggie Bell, Quinton Dunbar, Tony Jones, Colin Lockett and Rashad Ross round out the group of wide receivers on the team's 90-man roster.

WHAT TO WATCH:As Jackson gets more acclimated to the Redskins' offense and builds on the connection he made with Robert Griffin III last season, the hope is that he'll continue to provide the offense with an impressive deep threat.

While Roberts is a veteran of five seasons and proved capable of producing at the X, Y and Z positions, he could be pushed for reps this season by Grant, who has impressed both coaches and teammates alike this offseason.

Crowder, meanwhile, could become the team's primary return man depending on how the competition at that position plays out.




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