Redskins vs Browns – Players to Watch in first Preseason Game

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May 26, 2015; Ashbury, VA, USA; Washington Redskins wide receiver Ryan Grant (14) catches the ball during the Redskins OTA at Redskins Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

4. WR’s Ryan Grant and Jamison Crowder

Wide receiver is another position the Washington Redskins have experienced injuries at.  Starter DeSean Jackson sustained a shoulder injury after running into a blocking sled and the injury will keep him out of action for at least two weeks.

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That gives other Redskins receivers an opportunity to impress during the remainder of training camp and into the preseason.  Andre Roberts begins his second season with the Redskins and will look to improve on his 2014 season.

But it’s two younger receivers who may have to the most to gain over the next two weeks and that’s second year man Ryan Grant and rookie Jamison Crowder.  Grant impressed in training camp last year and has been impressive this season too.

Crowder’s quickness and speed has made him standout so far in camp and it will be interesting to see how it translates against other teams in the preseason.  With Jackson out, more reps and playing time will go to Grant and Crowder and they could also push Roberts for the third receiver spot.

I’m also anxious to see Crowder as a punt returner as well.  The Redskins special teams could use a boost too and Crowder’s shiftiness could be a huge asset.

Next: 5. Rookie RB's Matt Jones and Trey Williams