The Final 53: Redskins roster Projection - Defense 1.0

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The Final 53:

Redskins roster Projection – Defense 1.0

Defensive Line: 

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Jul 25, 2014; Richmond, VA, USA; Washington Redskins nose tackle Barry Cofield (96) and Redskins defensive end Chris Baker (92) participate in drills during practice on day three of training camp at Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Projected Number – 6

1.  Jason Hatcher –

2.  Barry Cofield –

3.  Chris Baker  –

4.  Jarvis Jenkins –

5.  Kedric Golston –

6.  Stephen Bowen  –

Cuts:  Chris Neild, Clifton Geathers, Frank Kearse,

Jason Hatcher will start at defensive end and try to provide the pass rush the Redskins were missing last season.  Chris Baker will start at the other defensive end as he has shown tremendous improvement from the second half of last season to now.  And Barry Cofield is back as the starting nose tackle.  He gives the Redskin a steady presence who is good against the run and can pass rush.

Jarvis Jenkins is primed for a big season at defensive end and has had a good training camp.  The Redskins just renegotiated the contract of Stephen Bowen and he will be the other backup defensive end.  He has yet to be cleared to play yet but the Redskins expect him back soon.  And Kedric Golston can play both defensive end and nose tackle.  His versatility is a key reason he should make the team.

The Redskins like Chris Neild but there’s not enough room and Frank Kearse is an intriguing prospect but he will need to beat out Bowen in order to make the team.

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