Bacon Bits: Redskins News From Around The Web For The Week Of June 22nd 2016

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Redskins ILB Perry Riley (foot) will be ready for training camp.

Riley has been shut down since December. He shed his walking boot last week and is on track for a late July return. OLB Junior Galette (Achilles) is also expected to be cleared for camp.
Jun 16 – 9:16 AM

Josh Doctson (Achilles) is expected to be ready for training camp.

Doctson missed most of OTAs and all of minicamp, but the Redskins aren’t concerned about him falling behind. “Doctson will be fine,” WRs coach Ike Hilliard said. “I’m not worried about him. He can spit out [all the terminology]. He’s going to be real good.” Doctson will compete for the No. 3 role behind DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon when he gets cleared.
Source:Washington Post
Jun 16 – 11:41 AM

ESPN’s John Keim reports second-year slot receiver Jamison Crowder has “left folks at Redskins Park excited.”

Per Keim, Crowder has “looked decisive and explosive in his routes,” and the Redskins will be “reluctant” to remove him from three-receiver sets because of how good he’s looked. Removing Crowder is a question because first-rounder Josh Doctson is joining DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon in the Redskins’ receiver corps. Crowder has also drawn praise from Kirk Cousins. With so many other mouths to feed in D.C., Crowder probably won’t be a weekly WR4.
Jun 16 – 8:40 PM

ESPN’s John Keim reports the Redskins have “(seen) what they wanted” from Matt Jones this spring.

Per Keim, the “sense” is that the Redskins will be much better off at running back than they were in 2015 if Jones “performs this season the way he has practiced this spring.” Jones spent most of the offseason working on fundamentals, like taking handoffs and better ball security. He’s being set up for success, but it’s not a guarantee it will come. He’s a risk/reward RB2.
Jun 16 – 8:44 PM

CSN Mid-Atlantic’s Rich Tandler said ILB Will Compton is written “in Sharpie” at the top of the depth chart.

Compton started the final nine games of last season including the playoffs, but he was a massive liability in the run game. He should enter this season as a starter as well, but he will need to take a big step forward for Washington’s defense to improve. Perry Riley and Mason Foster will compete for the starting spot opposite Compton.
Source:CSN Mid-Atlantic
Jun 20 – 12:12 PM
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