It's hard to imagine that this time last year, there wasn't a whole lot going on in the NFL. The lockout was postponing any team workouts and it gave some people, frankly, too much free time.
Ahem, "...all the free time," right Fred Davis?
But thankfully, this offseason will be different. With a host of new players on the roster, this is the time of year when the foundation for the upcoming season is laid.
There are plenty of story lines for the 'Skins before the calendar even changes to June. One thing is for certain, nothing should be taken for granted this offseason.
Competition for spots on the roster is in an abundance at Redskins Park. The outline for the 2012 depth chart is starting to come together, but a lot can change before the opening game against the New Orleans Saints.
Each summer there are countless NFL players who have to prove themselves to their team in order to play in the upcoming season. There are very few NFL players who could skip through OTAs and workouts while still maintaining a starting spot with their organization and significantly contributing.
For the Redskins, there are 10 players who need to step up this offseason and prove themselves going into training camp. Absent from this list will be the likes of Pierre Garcon, Robert Griffin III and others whose playing time and spot on the depth chart will not be determined this offseason. At this point in his career, what does London Fletcher really have to prove in June?
I'm going to take a closer look at those whose spot on the depth chart is directly impacted by their performance during this time of year.