The Facts: Not to keep repeating what’s already been stated numerous times throughout the first four days of camp, but new QB Alex Smith looks extremely comfortable with wide receiver Crowder.
Diehards Line: Crowder started off the first team drill grabbing about a 25-yard pass working an underneath route, made available thanks to wide receiver Josh Doctson taking a safety deep with him on a fly route on the opposite side of the line. The defense got frustrated with how open Crowder became, a running theme as Smith has hit him multiple times on quick slants and dig routes. Remember: This is an important season for Crowder. He signed a four-year, $2.8 million contract in May 2015 that will expire after the 2018 season. The deal stipulates his base salary jumps from $615,000 in 2017 to $1.9 million this season. He'll seek to produce catches and touchdowns to not only justify that salary, but also to make him an attractive target for either an extension with the Redskins or a lucrative free-agent deal elsewhere.