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Larry Grant could be a smart, low-key pickup for the Redskins' 3-4 front. That's despite enduring a disappointing 2012 season, following a promising 2011 campaign.
Injury and the play of stellar starters NaVorro Bowman and Patrick Willis, kept Grant to only six tackles. However, Grant has the size and 3-4 experience to be an asset at the heart of Haslett's defense.
When they align in their base 3-4, the Redskins usually adopt a 2-gap front. So the inside linebackers are required to take on the offensive guards, particularly in the running game.
Grant's 6'1", 251-pound frame allows him to be effective stifling the ground game. Although he doesn't boast the name value many fans might seek, Grant has proved his potential as a starter.
He registered 39 tackles, two sacks, five pass breakups and one forced fumble in 2011. The Redskins are getting closer to needing a viable replacement for London Fletcher.
Grant would be an excellent understudy at a position where the Redskins are short of quality depth. He could even start right away if needed.