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Redskins snap count analysis vs. Giants

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Redskins snap count analysis vs. Giants

Here is a look at the Redskins’ snap counts against the Giants:

Offense: 70 snaps

Quarterback: Robert Griffin III, 70

Offensive line: Trent Williams, Kory Lichtensteiger, Will Montgomery, Chris Chester, Tyler Polumbus all played 70 snaps.

Of this group, only one has missed any of the 471 offensive snaps this year. Williams has played 407 snaps.

Wide receiver: Leonard Hankerson 68, Josh Morgan 54, Santana Moss 17, Aldrick Robinson 3, Dezmon Briscoe 1

Average WR per snap: 2.0 The Redskins split out a lot of players who were not wide receivers, including fullback Darryl Young. That limited the playing time for everyone but starters Morgan and Hankerson. Moss did make the most out of his 17 snaps, however, with three receptions, two of them for touchdowns.

Tight end: Logan Paulsen 60, Niles Paul 38, Fred Davis 16

Paulsen played virtually every snap after Davis went out with his injury. It looks like Paulsen stepped into the role of Davis, who had missed just four snaps all year, as the “starter” and Paul took snaps that would have gone to him and Paulsen had Davis been playing.

Running back: Alfred Morris 52, Darrel Young 40, Evan Royster 17

As noted above, Young frequently lined up split out wide and that meant one of his heaviest workloads of the year (he typically plays fewer than 20 snaps and his previous high was 27 against the Bucs).

Defense: 63 snaps

Defensive line: Stephen Bowen 49, Barry Cofield 48, Jarvis Jenkins 34, Kedric Golston 15, Chris Baker 15

Nothing unusual here except that Cofield had a slightly heavier workload than usual.

Linebackers: Perry Riley 63, Ryan Kerrigan 63, London Fletcher 46, Lorenzo Alexander 41, Rob Jackson 33, Keenan Robinson 12, Mario Addison 1, Chris Wilson 1

Fletcher, of course, went out after straining his hamstring, resulting in Alexander getting more snaps than he would have otherwise. If Fletcher can’t go in Pittsburgh it looks like Alexander will start in the middle. It will be interesting to see if that leads to increased snaps for Wilson or for Robinson.

Defensive back: DeAngelo Hall 60, Madieu Williams 60, Josh Wilson 60, Reed Doughty 32, Jordan Pugh 30, Cedric Griffin 30

It’s obvious that Pugh has moved ahead of DeJon Gomes on the depth chart with Pugh essentially splitting the strong safety snaps with Doughty and Gomes playing only on special teams.

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Josh Norman didn't stand a chance defending Kyle O’Quinn on this dunk

Josh Norman didn't stand a chance defending Kyle O’Quinn on this dunk

Josh Norman is a man of many talents — at least on the football field, and in the friendliest possible way, he was reminded of that this weekend during a charity basketball game.

Opposite of the defensive nightmare Norman can be for receivers, the New York Knicks' Kyle O’Quinn had a little fun with the Redskins cornerback and the 10-inch height difference they share during the during Bam Bam’s Spring Jam at the Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Virginia.

O'Quinn got the ball and went up for a particularly easy dunk as Norman jumped and tried to swat the ball away but his effort was futile. 

While this was all in good fun, Norman should probably stick to football. 

Former Virginia Tech defenseive back and current Seattle Seahawk Kam Chancellor's foundation is behind the charity game, which also included Redskins' Lynden Trail, Marshawn Lynch, Michael Bennett and Antoine Bethea.  

Related: Kirk Cousins got some tips from an 85-year-old woman

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Memorial Day Reflection: Kirk Cousins appreciates the cost of freedom

Memorial Day Reflection: Kirk Cousins appreciates the cost of freedom

On Memorial Day, people all over the United States stop to reflect on the freedoms provided for by the military. Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is no different.

"So grateful for living in this country and understanding that that came at a price and I just want to say thank you," Cousins said.

Speaking after an OTA session last week with military members in attendance, Cousins explained that he appreciates the added sense of history and obligation that comes from living in and around D.C.

"It’s a good reminder why it’s such a benefit to play here in Washington. It just feels like it’s that much more real with Andrews Air Force Base here and so many soldiers here. There’s something special about playing for the city of Washington, D.C. and driving 30 minutes into the city and going by the White House and the Pentagon and the monuments."

The Redskins hosted military members from multiple branches at their OTAs, and afterward, Cousins and a number of other players signed autographs. 

"You say ‘Man, I want to give these soldiers, these fans something to cheer about and make them excited and bring this city together.' Hopefully winning football games can do that. What a great thing. That’s the vision we’re chasing," the Redskins passer said. "Hopefully we can get it done this season."

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