• A broken fibula as a senior at Maryland hurt the draft stock of lineman Andrew Crummey, but the guard/center prospect is pushing for a roster spot on the Washington Redskins. In a preseason game against the Buffalo Bills, the Washington Times reported that Crummey helped block for the game-sealing drive:

That line was part of the Redskins' 65-yard touchdown march. And the same line - with Maryland rookie free agent Andrew Crummey replacing [ Jason] Fabini - helped the offense consume all but 23 seconds of the final 10:07 of the game to preserve the 17-14 victory.

"They were great," coach Jim Zorn said. "I thought they took a lot of pride in that last drive and really came off the ball and established an opportunity for [running back Marcus Mason] to find a seam and sustain a long drive."

• Tight end Jason Goode is also fighting to make the final cut in Washington. The Honolulu Advertiser mentioned a key reception by Goode during a preseason game in an article about former Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan:

On the next series, Brennan threaded a 26-yard pass to tight end Jason Goode, and took the Redskins 88 yards, ending with a 5-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Mason that made it 23-16 with 10:22 to go.

"I just got lucky on that play," Brennan said of the deep middle pass to Goode, one of his three completions over 20 yards. "I saw the guy flash wide open. I tried to give him a chance. I knew there was a guy back there. Luckily, it was a good enough ball where it got over the linebacker and it gave the tight end a chance to make a play on it."

• With the holdout of All-Pro running back Steven Jackson in St. Louis, former Terp Lance Ball could get an opportunity to prove himself to the Rams coaches in upcoming preseason games:

In the absence of Jackson, Antonio Pittman, Brian Leonard and Travis Minor have been solid, but they sure won't force any teams to play eight in the box. Many are hoping spunky undrafted free agent Lance Ball gets a good look in the preseason games.

• According to Scout.com, cornerback Isaiah Gardner has a shot at sticking with the Jacksonville Jaguars :

Gardner has been very solid and physical, and could possibly play either corner or safety. At this point, Gardner has a real shot at earning a roster spot.

[Compiled by Kyle Goon]