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The starting strong safety job, and the spots on the depth chart at both positions also remain unresolved as the Redskins enter training camp later this month.

As Washington begins its second round of offseason practices, readers want to know how much the star wide receiver's absence mattered, how the quarterback looked and what we can glean from non-contact workouts anyway.

We analyze which of the five safeties in the mix at the end of the season have a role in Washington next year, then open the floor to you.

Here's a look at three of the safeties on Washington's roster, and what the team should do with them going forward.

Phillip Thomas on Sunday will make his fourth straight start, and the game will essentially serve as the young safety's final in-season audition for a key role in Washington's defense next season.

The Fresno State product replaced an injured Brandon Meriweather, and had one of the biggest blunders of the loss at Indianapolis.

The defensive coordinator said last week's miscues came with the Redskins in simple coverages installed in training camp, but there were disconnects anyway.

On long touchdowns and even on one of their interceptions, Washington's defense seemed to have players duplicating assignments, not knowing the defense called or miscommunicating. Take a look.

Washington moves safety and 2013 draft pick up from practice squad, lets little-used defensive lineman go.

Mike Jones tackles reader questions on Robert Griffin III's return, Leonard Hankerson and Phillip Thomas's health, personnel moves and more.

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