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Competition Brewing on the Defensive Line

Phillip Daniels and possibly Andre Carter have been put on notice with the Redskins drafting Jeremy Jarmon last week. The 6-3, 277 pound, 21 year old Jarmon is projected to play left defensive end for the Redskins in the years to come and maybe this year depending on how quickly he can learn schemes and plays.

It seems the Redskins are really focusing on improving the productivity of the defensive line by getting younger. The 36 year old Phillip Daniels will be a year removed from his season killing ACL injury last off-season but the veteran has been playing this game long enough to know how to take care of business. Andre Carter is going to need to double or triple his sack total (4) from last year in order to remain on a team that has picked two defensive ends in as many drafts.

Carter is no slouch though. He had 10.5 sacks in 2007 and showed the ability to get around the edges and bust up plays in the back field. If he doesn’t come back to his 2007 form early this next season, Orakpo or Jarmon might turn Carter into a memory for Redskins fans.

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One Response to “Competition Brewing on the Defensive Line”

  1. skins62 says:

    I dont know why Daniels was even brought back in the first place. He has never been a pass rushing force in his career & do not see that changing. I would rather see Orakpo brought to the de position & move Carter to the stongside lb.

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