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2014 - Redskins adjusted Depth Chart - Linebackers


The Washington Redskins looked to free agency to not only improve the talent level of their linebacking corps, but to also add depth.  Here is a look at the projected Depth Chart of the linebackers, post free agency.

 

Outside Linebacker

  1. Brian Orakpo - Orakpo was designated a Franchise Player by the Redskins, paying him $11.25 million in 2014.  Orakpo had 10 sacks last season, but is expected to exceed that in 2014.
  2. Brandon Jenkins - Jenkins spent most of the 2013 season injured, and he didn’t have much of an impact.  However, if he can stay healthy he has a chance to show why some thought he was a fifth round steal in the 2013 draft.

 

Inside Linebacker

  1. Perry Riley - With London Fletcher retiring, Riley is now one of the leaders of the defense, and after signing a new contract, he is expected to continue the improvement he’s shown the past few seasons.
  2. Akeem Jordan - Jordan was signed as a free agent to add depth at inside linebacker, and also contribute on special teams.
  3. Adam Hayward - Hayward has experience as a starter in a 4-3 defense at outside linebacker, but should be able to make the conversion to the inside.  However, special teams will be a major focus for Hayward ,as well.

 

Inside Linebacker

  1. Darryl Sharpton - Sharpton had a decent season in 2013 as a starter for the Texans, and will be expected to step in for London Fletcher.  The Redskins signed him to a one year contract, so he has the incentive to have a big season.
  2. Keenan Robinson - Robinson has shown that he has talent and potential, but he has not been able to stay healthy consistently enough to capitalize on that potential.
  3. Josh Hull - Hull will have to play well to keep his spot on the roster.

 

Outside Linebacker

  1. Ryan Kerrigan - Kerrigan is a solid pass rusher, but the Redskins need more sacks from him in order for the defense to make a jump up over last season.
  2. Adrian Robinson - A young player who will need to impress the coaching staff in order to find his spot on the team.

 

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