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7-9, 3rd in NFC East

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

In looking at Domonique Rodgers-Cromartie's contract with Washington, he's clearly no lock to make the final roster. There's no guaranteed money, which means the Redskins could cut him with no penalty. He won't make a dime unless he makes the 53-man roster. If he does, he'll receive a $45,000 bonus and then have a base salary of $1.03 million. In New York, Rodgers-Cromartie had a good reputation for how he dealt with the young defensive backs. Considering Washington has three corners entering their second year that should help. Josh Norman is not that sort of mentor for the young players. If one of those young corners, notably Adonis Alexander, shows great improvement -- or if they somehow drafted a corner in the early rounds -- the Redskins could always move on from Norman and his $14.5 million cap hit with veteran insurance. Such talk is premature and also relies on Rodgers-Cromartie having something to offer. For now, he's just a low-cost signing.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

New Jets WR Jamison Crowder expects to hit it off with Sam Darnold. Crowder, speaking to reporters on a conference call, believes he can be "very valuable" to a young QB because of his ability to find holes in a defense. He calls himself a "very friendly target." Crowder said Robby Anderson and Quincy Enunwa remind him of former Redskins teammates DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon, respectively, both of whom topped 1,000 yards in 2016. Crowder said there were "some talks" with the Redskins about returning, but "not much."

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins signed Ereck Flowers, a former first-round pick and starting tackle -- but they plan to use him at guard. Flowers, who visited the facility Monday, will also be used at tackle as second-year Geron Christian recovers from a torn MCL suffered during the season. The Redskins need depth and a lot of options inside, especially at left guard. The Redskins went through numerous players at left guard last year because of injuries. They might draft one next month, but they needed healthy options and like Flowers' physical play and athleticism. Flowers struggled at tackle and was cut by the Giants, who drafted him in 2015. He has made 55 starts -- all at tackle.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins re-signed receiver Brian Quick, whom they cut last November. His agent tweeted the news. The Redskins clearly like him enough to keep bringing him back as veteran depth insurance; he's good with the younger receivers. But there's never a guarantee that he'll make the final roster and that won't be any different this summer. The Redskins just don't have a lot at receiver right now. Two wideouts -- Paul Richardson and Robert Davis -- are coming off major injuries. Two others -- Cam Sims and Trey Quinn -- both had ankle issues that landed them on injured reserve. Quick enables them to have a veteran in the offseason who knows the offense. The Redskins could always sign another wideout who would be viewed as more than just roster spot competition as well as draft one. The second round could be a sweet spot for receivers.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins signed corner Domonique Rodgers-Cromartie to a contract Friday, reuniting him with former New York Giants teammate Landon Collins. Rodgers-Cromartie had announced his retirement during the season after playing seven games for the Oakland Raiders. He gives Washington another veteran presence at corner. Last season the Redskins' only corners with any legitimate experience were Josh Norman and Quinton Dunbar. Norman carries a $14.5 million cap hit this season and while sources say he remains in Washington's plans, Rodgers-Cromartie does provide insurance should they want to go with a younger starter yet still have veterans around in case they falter. But there's a ways to go before reaching that point.

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Snyder presents safety Collins with Taylor jersey

The Redskins' newest safety, Landon Collins, recalled in his introductory news conference how his emotions took over when owner Dan Snyder presented him with an autographed game-worn Sean Taylor jersey.

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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Landon Collins said he wasn't surprised that the Giants traded Odell Beckham. But he said Beckham will be missed in the Giants' locker room.

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Bears sign safety Clinton-Dix to 1-year deal

The Bears are bringing in safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix on a one-year, $3.5 million deal. The former first-rounder will join Pro Bowl safety Eddie Jackson, his teammate at Alabama, in Chicago

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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Landon Collins said he wasn't surprised the Giants traded Odell Beckham; he could see the direction New York was taking. But he said Beckham will leave a void as a teammate.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's the breakdown on running back Adrian Peterson's contract: He'll receive $1.5 million to sign with a $1.03 million base salary. In 2020, Peterson will have a $2.25 million base salary with up to $250,000 in bonuses for being on the 46-man roster. Peterson has $1.5 million in incentives each season. A lot of that will depend on the health -- and subsequent role -- of running back Derrius Guice, coming off a torn ACL. It's a good deal for a 34-year-old back because it reflects Peterson's possible role; he'll be paid accordingly if he's a backup or as a starter because of the incentives.

John Pluym ESPN 

All Day is All Payday, too. Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson, who is re-signing with the team on a two-year deal, has career earnings of $98,721,471, according to overthecap.com. Peterson, selected seventh overall in the 2007 draft by the Minnesota Vikings, is eighth in career rushing yards with 13,318. AD could pass Curtis Martin (14,101), LaDainian Tomlinson (13,684) and Jerome Bettis (13,662) this season.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins made a solid and necessary move by re-signing running back Adrian Peterson to a two-year deal worth up to $8 million. It's uncertain how much is guaranteed but there likely will be plenty of incentives. However, with Derrius Guice coming off a torn ACL - and having had knee issues in the past -- the Redskins need to be covered just in case he's not the same player. Or if it takes him time to handle a full load. Peterson would be a good mentor for Guice -- if he pays attention to the NFL's eighth all-time leading rusher. Peterson's work ethic and study habits impressed teammates and coaches in Washington last season. And he showed he could still play with 1,042 yards including 119 in a Week 16 loss at Tennessee. Peterson might not hit the consistent home runs anymore, but he can still elude defenders for extra yards. Peterson might be 34, but he still has something to offer.

John Pluym ESPN 

The New York Giants have a history of trading marquee players in addition to wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. In 1964, they traded future Hall of Fame linebacker Sam Huff to the Washington Redskins. In 1972, they traded future Hall of Fame QB Fran Tarkenton, who would go on to lead the Minnesota Vikings to three Super Bowls. Will OBJ join Huff and Tarkenton as another Giants player who left New York and then was enshrined in Canton?

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Redskins release inconsistent Brown, McGee

In expected moves, the Redskins released linebacker Zach Brown and defensive lineman Stacy McGee, Washington announced Wednesday.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected the Redskins released linebacker Zach Brown and defensive lineman Stacy McGee, a source confirmed. USA Today first reported the moves. They were long expected and save the Redskins a combined $8 million. Neither figured in the Redskins future and weren't just about saving money.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins have lost two starters and a valuable backup in the first two days of the legal tampering period: LB Preston Smith (Green Bay), WR Jamison Crowder (New York Jets) and OT Ty Nsekhe (Buffalo). All were expected to depart but they leave a void. That means players on the spot now become: LB Ryan Anderson, a second-round pick in 2017 who could be a tone setter but needs to become a stronger pass rusher; second-year WR Trey Quinn, who would be the No. 1 slot as of now; and second-year OT Geron Christian, a third-round pick last offseason. Christian struggled last summer, but he will work out with Trent Williams in Houston this offseason once his torn MCL from November is healed. Christian looked lost at times, but clearly needed to get stronger.

Team Stats

Passing Yards188.828th
Rushing Yards110.917th
Points For17.629th
Points Against22.415th

2019 Draft Picks

RD(PK)PLAYERPOSSCHOOL
1(15)
2(14)
3(12)
3(32)
5(15)
5(35)
6(33)
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7(39)