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Player: Jason Hatcher, DL
It only took a handful of games last season before the Redskins pass rush was stamped on the side of milk cartons and left missing in action. As part of the improvement process this spring, the team went after a guy like defensive end Jason Hatcher to help the cause.
Although Hatcher is out for the next few weeks recovering from knee surgery, head coach Jay Gruden doesn't feel like it's a long-term issue, according to Brian McNally of the Washington Times.
When he eventually returns, Hatcher will be the massive, pass-rushing type the Redskins need up front.
That said, Hatcher didn't really come at a bargain. While the team doesn't exactly owe him all of the $27.5 million deal he signed last March, they are into it for at least $10.5 million, as Hatcher's $9 million signing bonus and first-year salary are guaranteed.
It's a bit shaky given the investment, the knee and Hatcher's almost 32-year-old body, but coin aside and from a hopeful football standpoint, Hatcher is a key addition.