Crawford out for the season

Updated: August 24, 2013

The Washington Redskins trounced the Buffalo Bills 30-7, but for the second week in a row, victory was costly in the secondary. One week after losing fourth round draft pick, Safety Phillip Thomas, the Redskins suffer another sting in the secondary.

Second year cornerback Richard Crawford will miss the season with a torn LCL and possible ACL, according to Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan. Not only does that Hirt secondary depth, but Crawford was slated to be the Redskins punt returner this season. Right now, the Redskins appear to be looking at draft pick RB Chris Thompson as a potential replacement in punt returns.

Thompson appears to be getting his legs going on the ground, carrying the ball 15 times for 44 yards. He also returned 3 punts for an impressive 16 yard average. The concern with Thompson will be ball security. He has tremendous speed and burst, exactly what you look for, but has had two fumbles this preseason. Another speedster that could possibly get a look, but hasn’t this far, is WR Aldrick Robinson.

Has to be heart breaking for Crawford. His game has picked up and it was noted by several veterans the strides that Crawford made in his secondary play.