STRATEGY AND PERSONNEL
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Injuries and absence allowed the Redskins to take a deeper look at their deep wide receiver corps this spring. DeSean Jackson chose to skip most of the voluntary OTAs sessions and rookie Josh Doctson, the team's first-round pick, missed with an injured Achilles and foot. Pierre Garcon is a known commodity and second-year pro Jamison Crowder showed well again as he tries to build on his 59 receptions in 2015 - second-most of any rookie receiver last season.
That gave Ryan Grant, a fifth-round pick in 2013, the chance to prove his value, too. Grant had 24 receptions last year, but lacks speed and great separation and figured to fall down the depth chart with Doctson's arrival. Not so fast. Grant draws rave reviews from the coaching staff for his blocking, his special teams play and his route running. The next step is to start making plays, too. If he can contribute there, he will prove a valuable depth player who can step in when injuries strike or take advantage of defense's attention being elsewhere. If not, Grant is a roster bubble player. This is a big training camp for him.
TE Jordan Reed missed minicamp with an ankle injury, though is expected to be healthy in time for training camp when it starts on July 28.
WR Josh Doctson missed all of OTAs and minicamp with a sore Achilles tendon and a sore foot he originally hurt during rookie minicamp. He wasn't even at the facility on Wednesday because he was having a tooth pulled.
TE Derek Carrier (torn ACL/MCL) might not be ready for on-field work until well into training camp.
DE Stephen Paea missed minicamp for "personal reasons", according to the Redskins.
FRANCHISE PLAYER: QB Kirk Cousins (tendered at $19.953M; signed March 3).
TRANSITION PLAYER: None.
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS (not tendered offers)
TE Alex Smith (not tendered as UFA).
RB Pierre Thomas (not tendered as UFA).
CB Cary Williams (not tendered as UFA).
FB Darrel Young (not tendered as UFA).
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: None.
EXCLUSIVE-RIGHTS FREE AGENTS: None.
DRAFT CHOICES SIGNED (all signed)
WR Josh Doctson (1/22): 4 yrs, terms unknown.
LB/S Su'a Cravens (2/53): 4 yrs, terms unknown.
CB Kendall Fuller (3/84): 4 yrs, terms unknown.
DE Matt Ioannidis (5/152): 4 yrs, terms unknown.
QB Nate Sudfeld (6/187): 4 yrs, terms unknown.
LB Steven Daniels (7/232): $2.581M/4 yrs, $77,296 SB.
RB Keith Marshall (7/242): 4 yrs, terms unknown.
CB Will Blackmon: UFA; 2 yrs, terms unknown.
LB Will Compton: ERFA; terms unknown.
QB Kirk Cousins: FFA; $19.95M/1 yr.
LB Mason Foster: UFA; $2.5M/2 yrs, $350,000 SB.
LB Junior Galette: UFA; $1.6M/1 yr.
DL Kedric Golston: UFA; $1.005M/1 yr.
SS Duke Ihenacho: Not tendered as RFA; terms unknown.
QB Colt McCoy: UFA; 3 yrs, terms unknown.
TE Logan Paulsen: UFA; $840,000/1 yr, $35,000 SB.
C Josh LeRibeus: UFA; $920,000/1 yr, $80,000 SB.
RB Chris Thompson: ERFA; 1 yr, terms unknown.
P Tress Way: ERFA; $7.8M/5 yrs, $1.25M SB/$2.35M guaranteed.
S David Bruton Jr.: UFA Broncos; $9M/3 yrs, $2.5M SB/$3.4M guaranteed.
TE Vernon Davis: UFA Broncos; $2.4M/1 yr, $1.1M guaranteed/$500,000 SB.
LB Terence Garvin: Not tendered as RFA by Steelers; terms unknown.
DL Ziggy Hood: FA; terms unknown.
CB Josh Norman: UFA Panthers; $75M/5 yrs, $36.5M guaranteed/$15M SB.
NT Jerrell Powe: FA; terms unknown.
DE Kendall Reyes: UFA Chargers; terms unknown.
CB Greg Toler: UFA Colts; $840,000/1 yr, $80,000 SB.
T Tom Compton: Not tendered as RFA/Falcons; terms unknown.
CB Chris Culliver (released/failed physical/post-June 1 designation)
S Dashon Goldson (released).
QB Robert Griffin III (released).
DE Jason Hatcher (released).
LB Jackson Jeffcoat (released).
S Jeron Johnson (released).
DL Frank Kearse: UFA Patriots; $840,000/1 yr, $30,000 SB.
NT Terrance Knighton: UFA Patriots; $2.05M/1 yr, $250,000 SB.
RB Alfred Morris: UFA Cowboys; $3.5M/2 yrs, $1M SB.
RB Silas Redd (suspended for entire season).
WR Andre Roberts (released).
LB Keenan Robinson: UFA Giants; $2.6M/1 yr, $1M RB.