Washington Redskins: Six Linemen Who Can Boost the Redskins' Offense

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Washington Redskins: Six Linemen Who Can Boost the Redskins' Offense
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The three Super-Bowl-winning Washington Redskins squads were built on the foundation of a strong offensive line. 

The proud tradition of the Hogs made assured pass protection and powerful run blocking synonymous with the Redskins.

Since their last title triumph in January 1992, the Redskins trademark of a dominant offensive line has slowly eroded. 

During the last three seasons, the offensive line has ranked among the team's biggest deficiencies.  Bad drafting, questionable free agency moves and injuries have reduced the offensive line to a revolving door.

Mike Shanahan knows the value of a strong unit in the trenches as well as any coach.  His two Championship Denver Broncos teams in the late nineties relied heavily on the efficiency of a dominant group of linemen.  Shanahan's famed zone-blocking running scheme depends on a capable line.

Entering the 2011 season, restocking the offensive line is as much a priority for Shanahan and general manager Bruce Allen as finding more suitable pieces for their 3-4 defense.

Here are six free agents the Redskins could consider bringing on board to help restore one of the hallmarks of the franchise's glorious past.

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