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While it falls firmly under the umbrella of defense, the secondary is a definite concern heading into training camp. Sure, the Redskins added Ryan Clark, who is a reliable veteran at free safety—better than any of the other players they've had at the position in the last several years—but he'll be 35 in October.
David Amerson, talented though he may be, is making the jump from third corner/rotation cornerback to the second starter alongside DeAngelo Hall. It is sink or swim for Amerson, and the Redskins can't afford to see him flounder.
At strong safety, Brandon Meriweather returns to his natural position, but he has incurred penalties throughout his career and served a one-game suspension for his aggressive play last season.
If the Redskins are to get the most out of him, they can't see him on the sidelines or out of games for playing out of control.
Depth is a concern because behind Amerson is only Tracy Porter, who runs hot and cold when it comes to consistency. Behind him is rookie Bashaud Breeland, which means after Porter, there is not a proven safety net.
Chase Minnifield and Richard Crawford are battling for roster spots as opposed to playing time, and neither one is particularly experienced.
Bacarri Rambo was a train wreck at free safety as a rookie, and Phillip Thomas has yet to see the field for a regular-season game.
While it is good to have so much young talent on the roster, it does not bode well for substitutions due to injury or fatigue, nor does it give a clear picture of what the unit can or will do during the season.