The selection of Scherff also potentially will solve a long-standing need for a reliable player to protect the right end of the offensive line.
The outside linebackers shared the field during the offseason practices; once training camp begins, they'll battle for the starting position opposite the fifth-year veteran.
Washington struggled with special teams last season, but made several moves to address a lack of depth.
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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.
Defenses routinely have struggled to find a way to contain Reed. However, in each of his first two seasons in the NFL, injuries have kept him from achieving elite status.
All parties involved hope for at least something close to the 2013 Hatcher, when he racked up 11 sacks for the Cowboys. And Hatcher believes that is possible for a number of reasons.
Both immediate and long-term uncertainty still looms over the team’s top offensive lineman, left tackle Trent Williams.