Jamison Crowder returns to practice
- Mike Jones of the Washington Post has reported that Washington Redskins wide receiver Jamison Crowder has returned to practice. Crowder missed the preseason opener with a hamstring injury, but it looks like he’ll be available for Saturday’s preseason game against the Green Bay Packers.
- In 2016, Crowder was one of the most productive slot receivers in the NFL. He ran 76.1 percent of his routes from the slot, and averaged55 yards per route run, the ninth highest mark among the league’s slot receivers.
- Crowder was one of Washington’s most reliable targets in 2016, and when targeting Crowder, Kirk Cousins posted a passer rating of 112.9, the highest mark among all second-year wide receivers with at least 45 targets.
- He was especially effective going deep last season, and posted the league’s third highest catch rate (63.6 percent) on deep passes (passes that travel 20+ yards in the air). When targeting Crowder on deep routes (corner routes, post rotes and go routes) Kirk Cousins posted a passer rating of 139.2.