The Redskins knocked off the Tampa Bay Bucs 30-3 in their fourth preseason game. The lone stars for Tampa Bay were Sean Baker, a rookie safety from Ball State University who intercepted both Kirk Cousins and Jonathan Crompton (for 43 return yards; he also recovered a fumble) and WR Tiquan Underwood whose 6 catches for 82 yards make him impervious to any cut. Most troubling for Schiano had to be the way his 2nd and 3rd string defenses allowed 228 rushing yards (the 222 yards Cousins threw for has become old hat for him).
The Buccaneers and Redskins both have too many good wide receivers. They will be unable to sign the ones they want on the practice squad without another team claiming them.
The Buccaneers have: Vincent Jackson, Mike Williams, Arrelious Benn, Preston Parker, Sammie Stroughter, Tiquan Underwood, Jordan Shipley and Landon Cox.
The Redskins have: Pierre Garçon, Santana Moss, Josh Morgan, Leonard Hankerson, Brandon Banks (1 catch for 47 yards last night), Terrence Austin, Anthony Armstrong (2 catches for 61 last night), Aldrick Robinson, and Dez Briscoe.
The Washington Examiner talked to all the bubble receivers after the game. Armstrong was a player who was told by Kyle Shanahan a little over a year ago that he needed to be strong off the jam and that receivers who can’t get off the jam at the line of scrimmage become coaches.
“I’m not coaching yet,” Armstrong said. He caught a 46-yarder where he was not jammed or redirected at the line. In response to whether he’d done all that he could: “I hope so. Running around, covering kicks and blocking and catching passes. Hopefully it shines enough that they want to keep me around.”
To hear from the other receivers, check out the Examiner article.
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