Offensive Line

The Redskins entered training camp unsure of who their starter at right tackle would be, and whether veterans Randy Thomas and Chris Samuels (right) -- both coming off offseason surgeries -- would return to form, or if either could remain healthy for a full season. Heyer, a former undrafted free agent, has taken a hold of the right tackle spot, though it will be a wait-and-see case as to whether he is the long-term answer. Thomas had surgery to repair a neck injury that may have been career-threatening and also underwent a procedure on his knee. His ability to stay healthy is a major question mark, and the veteran took time off in training camp to rest the surgically repaired knee. Samuels, a Pro Bowl selection last season, has looked shaky in camp at times, something likely not anticipated by the organization. If the Redskins have trouble at left tackle, there are few options to spell the former first-round pick.

Redskins lineman Chris Samuels

(By John McDonnell -- The Washington Post)