Outside linebacker was a steal as a fifth-rounder in 2013, but now faces a crowd jockeying for similar roles.
Mike Jones is looking at Redskins players who have a lot to prove this season, and Brian Orakpo is perhaps the most high-profile player on his list.
Now that he has gotten the chance to work with his three top pass rusher, Brian Baker explains how he expects to get them to improve, and how they might be used.
A sixth-year pro out of Auburn, the 6-foot-3, 265-pound Groves, 29, spent last season with the Cleveland Browns, but appeared in only five games, mainly on special teams, because of an ankle injury.
Brian Orakpo could stay away while his long-term contract status is in limbo, but he says he would rather be with his teammates.
The rookie from Stanford isn't a speed rusher, but has moves and can play the run. He could spell Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan, and play in Jim Haslett's creative nickel packages.
Mike Jones answers reader questions about the eight players drafted by Washington, where they fit and what that means for others on the roster.
Murphy will likely provide immediate depth behind Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan.
Now's a good time to ask whether Brian Orakpo, Ryan Kerrigan, Jason Hatcher or someone else will lead the team in sacks in 2014.
The Redskins have until May 3 to pick up the fifth-year option on linebacker Ryan Kerrigan’s contract, and GM Bruce Allen said something will happen soon.