defensive-line

Towns ready to make up for last time after long wait for a chance

Jeremy Towns had waited three-plus months for the call from an NFL team wanting to enlist his services, and when the call finally did come, the former Samford defensive end didn’t even have access to a phone.

Jason Hatcher ‘very, very close’ to returning to action

Defensive end Jason Hatcher is nearing the end of his rehabilitation period and will soon join his teammates on the practice field, coach Jay Gruden said.

Jolted by Jason Hatcher signing, Jarvis Jenkins is playing with a new fire

Defensive end, a starter last season, saw the team hand out big contracts to two other defensive ends this season, and has taken the message to heart.

Cofield feels 100 percent after offseason surgery, rehab

Nose tackle Barry Cofield has practiced without limitation, and three days into training camp said that he feels great following his real football action since last season.

Chris Baker vies for starting job at left defensive end

Chris Baker hopes his "swagger" and love of football will bolster the Redskins' pass rush and finally earn him a starting job in the NFL.

Jason Hatcher working, and waiting patiently for return

Defensive end Jason Hatcher said he remains unsure when the team will activate him from the physically unable to perform list and clear him for practice. Hatcher called patience the key to a full and effective recovery.

Can Stephen Bowen get back to his old form and carve out a role?

Former starter along the defensive line might have to be part of a rotation behind Jason Hatcher, Barry Cofield and Chris Baker.

Jarvis Jenkins must make some improvements to make an impression

The second-round pick from 2011 has had a checkered career so far. Likely nudged out of a starting spot, he can still be a key cog in the defensive-line rotation.

Crowdsourcing the Redskins’ roster: Defensive line

Who do you think should make the Redskins roster along the defensive line?

Stephen Bowen is confident in his ability to return, and remain a starter

Still rehabbing from microfracture surgery, and although the Redskins added Jason Hatcher, defensive end Stephen Bowen is confident that he will make a full recovery and remain a starter.

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