Found September 03, 2012 on Redskins Hog Heaven:
It made sense that the Washington Redskins would pluck a defensive back, Crezdon Butler, to fill the 53rd spot on the final roster. Butler filled the slot that S Tanard Jackson would have had he not been suspended indefinitely for violation of the league's substance abuse policy. Jackson made some noise this offseason as the most competent free safety, a potential contributor in the defense against the dark arts of shootouts. Washington's secondary are lit up in neon targets as the way for opposing quarterbacks, and the defense faces a murderer's row of opposing quarterbacks this season. The best defense against the pass will be good pass rushers who can cover, too. OLB Brian Orakpo reinjured his shoulder while he was in coverage in the Bears preseason game. We don't want to see injuries, but Orakpo in coverage is a sign of things to come.  We've seen ILB London Fletcher in deep coverage last season. The real defense against big passing plays is to not allow ti...

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The Washington Redskins filled the final spot on their 53-man roster Saturday by signing cornerback Crezdon Butler. Butler was a fifth-round draft from Clemson by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2010. He played in four games as a rookie, then was waived last year and signed with the Arizona Cardinals. Butler then hurt his ankle in Arizona's season opener and was played on injured...
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