Jay Gruden expresses confidence in Jim Haslett despite defensive struggles

Washington's head coach stands by his defensive coordinator, saying that breakdowns against the Vikings were execution-related.

DeAngelo Hall, Redskins have started talks on new multiyear contract

The veteran cornerback will be a free agent, but defensive coordinator Jim Haslett called re-signing him an offseason priority.

Jim Haslett predicts Brian Orakpo, Ryan Kerrigan will reach 10 sacks each

Kerrigan currently has 6-1/2 and Orakpo has 8-1/2, with four games left.

Redskins could be extremely shorthanded at safety against Broncos

Brandon Meriweather was suspended Monday and Reed Doughty suffered a concussion in the Chicago game Sunday.

Jarvis Jenkins, Rob Jackson ready to play more Sunday if needed

Duo debuted for Redskins in Dallas after being suspended for season's first four games.

Jim Haslett hopeful Redskins’ defense can withstand early-season test of its depth

Backup linebacker Keenan Robinson is hurt, while defensive end Jarvis Jenkins and reserve linebacker Rob Jackson are suspended from the first four games of the season.

‘We feel like we should be a top-10 defense’

With return of Brian Orakpo, Brandon Meriweather and Adam Carriker, members of the Redskins defense are convinced last season's struggles will be left behind.

Redskins sign former Eagle DE Darryl Tapp

Seven-year veteran probably will be switched to outside linebacker

Offseason questions: Can LB Brian Orakpo stay healthy and have an impact?

As he enters his fifth season, he looks to rebound from injury and try again to establish himself as one of the NFL's best pass-rushing linebackers.

Redskins season review: The defense

The unit was expected to be the team's strength, but struggled badly over the first half of the season before showing improvement after the bye.

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