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Redskins Sign Draft Picks Crawford, Bernstine


The Redskins announced today that they have signed 2012 seventh round draft picks cornerback Richard Crawford (213th overall) and safety Jordan Bernstine (217th overall).

The team also waived college free agent running back Michael Shaw, Michigan.

Crawford (5-11, 195) played collegiately at SMU for two seasons after transferring from Saddleback (Calif.) College. He started in 26 of 27 games played during his time at SMU, posting 106 tackles (73 solo), six interceptions, 21 passes defensed and two forced fumbles.

Crawford, 21, started all 13 games as a senior in 2011, finishing with 47 tackles (31 solo), two interceptions, 13 passes defensed and one forced fumble. He also added 16 punt returns for 189 yards (11.8 avg.).

Bernstine (5-11, 205) played collegiately at Iowa where he appeared in 44 games with 11 starts. He finished his career with 108 tackles (60 solo), one sack, one interception, three passes defensed, one forced and recovered fumble.

Bernstine (bern-STEEN), 22, started in 11 of 12 games played as a senior in 2011, compiling 83 tackles, one sack, two passes defensed, one forced and recovered fumble. He also added 30 kickoff returns for 713 yards (24.4 avg.).

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