Smoot Steps in as Free Safety Backup
Top cornerback Shawn Springs occasionally worked at free safety last season to provide the team with quality depth behind starter LaRon Landry.

Springs left in free agency, so the Redskins are using veteran corner Fred Smoot in the backup role. Smoot opened at corner in place of injured starter Carlos Rogers and played safety in Thursday's 23-0 loss to the Ravens.
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He only had three catches for 25 yards. And on a third-down reception Thursday in the Redskins' preseason opener against Baltimore, Malcolm Kelly did not run a route deep enough to extend a possession.

The second-year wide receiver, however, displayed some of the skills that could provide a major boost to the Redskins' offense. From watching Kelly, you get the sense he's the guy quarterback Jason Campbell and top wideout Santana Moss have been waiting for to
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