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“The San Diego Chargers made a switch at cornerback on Monday, signing former Washington Redskin Richard Crawford and releasing Richard Marshall.
A native of Oceanside, California, Crawford had a promising rookie season with the Redskins in 2012 after they selected the 5-11, 192-pounder of Southern Methodist in the seventh round (213th overall). Needing a win in Week 17 to reach the playoffs, he set the tone on defense by intercepting Tony Romo on the Cowboys’ third play of the game to help send his team to the postseason. Three weeks earlier, he returned a punt in overtime for 64 yards to set up a game-winning field goal. Crawford appeared in 10 games with 17 tackles as a rookie with three passes defensed, one interception and one fumble recovery while returning eight punts for 156 yards.
Unfortunately, the corner hasn’t appeared in a regular season game since. He missed all of last year after suffering a torn ACL and LCL in the team’s third preseason game and was placed on the reserve-injured list. Crawford was signed to the Redskins active roster this past Sept. 29 off their practice squad, but was waived on Oct. 7.
Crawford takes the roster space vacated after the release of Marshall. A nine-year veteran, he appeared in 24 games over two seasons in San Diego with seven starts.”