Washington Redskins

Stadium: FedEx Field | Coach: Jay Gruden
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense10th135.2 (7th)234.4 (15th)
Defense18th110.6 (14th)243.5 (20th)
Alfred Morris to see new scheme
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

The Redskins plan to change their philosophy with their run-blocking scheme under new coach Jay Gruden, reports the Washington Times, which could impact Alfred Morris.

The report says the Redskins will move away from the zone-blocking scheme run under former coach Mike Shanahan and incorporate more of a power game. Morris was familiar with a traditional running scheme in college at Florida Atlantic, per the report.

Now, there is a concern for Morris since he rushed for 2,888 yards over his first two seasons under Shanahan, which were more than any other player in the league during that time except Minnesota's Adrian Peterson. And Gruden likes his running backs to be able to catch the ball — something Morris did only 20 times during his first two seasons.

But Morris should still remain in a prominent role on offense and be a candidate for 270-plus carries like he had last season.

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Gruden: Robert Griffin III won't run as much
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

Redskins coach Jay Gruden told NFL Network Thursday morning that quarterback Robert Griffin III won't have as many designed runs as he had in his first two years in the league, but that he does have the green light to scramble when necessary. 

"As far as him running in the pocket, quarterbacks make those decisions, not me," Gruden explained. "On game day, it's hard for me to tell them, 'Stay in the pocket -- don't scramble!' But we'll have some designed plays where we get him outside, let him use his legs, obviously it would be stupid not to."

Gruden did add that RG3 has made "some serious strides" this spring in knowing when to throw and when to bail out of a pass play and run. 

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Redskins place two on PUP list
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

The Redskins put receiver Leonard Hankerson (knee) and offensive lineman Maurice Hurt on the PUP list to open training camp. Coach Jay Gruden said Hurt is "just a little bit out of shape."

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Jason Hatcher, Stephen Bowen to go on PUP list
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Redskins defensive ends Jason Hatcher and Stephen Bowen will open training camp on the PUP list, reports ESPN. Both are coming off knee surgery, but could be activated at any time. Hatcher could return in the next couple weeks.

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Richard Crawford ready for camp
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Redskins cornerback Richard Crawford, who's coming back from knee surgery, has been cleared for training camp, reports CSNWashington.com.

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