Washington Redskins Preseason 2014: 5 Players Who Stood Out in Week 2

5 Washington Redskins Who Impressed In Preseason Week 2

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In Week 2 of the preseason, the Redskins faced off against the Browns on Monday night. The game may not have been pretty overall, but there were some players who showed some promise. Five players in particular really stood out. Read on to find out who they were.

5. Rashad Ross

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5. Rashad Ross

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WR Rashad Ross showed off some of his skills on Monday night. He showed some ability to get behind the defense on an impressive 43-yard reception. He also showed some skill in the return game, returning two kicks for 64 yards, which was good for a 32-yard average. He may not make the team's 53-man roster, but if he does, it will be based off of his ability to return kicks.

4. Ryan Grant

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4. Ryan Grant

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WR Ryan Grant had a solid game in preseason Week 2. In limited time, he caught four passes for 44 yards and a touchdown in the game. The fifth-round draft pick out of Tulane has a legitimate shot to make the Redskins' 53-man roster if he keeps producing.

3. Will Compton

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3. Will Compton

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LB Will Compton had a very productive game on Monday night. He led the team in tackles on the night with six, including one for a loss. He may not make the team's final 53-man roster, but he could be an ideal practice squad candidate according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post.

2. Kirk Cousins

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2. Kirk Cousins

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Backup QB Kirk Cousins started the night off a little shaky on Monday, but he started to heat up as he got going. Overall, he was 12-for-21 with 145 yards passing, one touchdown and one interception. As long as Robert Griffin III is healthy, he is a backup, but given RG3's durability issues thus far, he has a chance to earn a few starts at some point this season.

1. Ryan Kerrigan

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1. Ryan Kerrigan

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Ryan Kerrigan was a monster in Week 2 of the preseason. He sacked both Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel in the game, making his case for why he should be considered an elite pass rusher. He is locked in as a starter at OLB for the Redskins the next two years and possibly much longer.

Will Gellman is a New England Patriots writer for RantSports.com.  Follow him on Twitter, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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