The defense beings to take its position


For those wondering where Haynesworth would fall when the depth chart was released, he landed where they said he would – with the second string group.

As mentioned earlier today, the depth chart made an appearance in the locker room and team website.  As it is right now the Redskin’s starting DE-NT-DE are Adam Carriker Ma’ake Kemoeatu and Kedrick Golston.  Philip Daniels, Haynesworth, and Vonnie Holliday lead the second group.  This defensive line had the most questions coming into camp.  The group that gets the starting nod are the most prepared to anchor this defensive unit.  A supplemental pick from a year ago, Jeremy Jarmon is listed on the third team.

Since Andre Carter made the switch from defensive end to outside linebacker the linebacking crew will consist of him, Rocky McIntosh, London Fletcher, and Brian Orakpo.  This group is for all intents and purposes the same group from last year.  Picked in this year’s draft, Perry Riley is listed as Fletcher’s back-up.

At defensive back Carlos Rogers and DeAngelo Hall are locks in their positions.  Acquired this off-season Philip Buchanon is likely to be the nickel.  Players like Justin Tryon and Byron Westbrook will be fighting for a spot as well.  Westbrook is also a regular special teams contributor.

At safety, Laron Landry is poised to be playing the run more closely this year, hence he may be playing in his more natural strong safety position.  So who will win out the free safety spot?  Kareem Moore has had a great camp and is listed as the other starter.  Chris Horton and Reed Doughty are likely to compete for one free spot.

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