The Washington Redskins completed another busy day on Thursday signing two defensive linemen, Jason Hatcher and Clifton Gaethers, building on an already successful day. Hatcher signed a four-year deal, worth $27 million of which is guaranteed. The signing of Hatcher, who recorded 11 sacks for the rival Dallas Cowboys, not only eliminates a potential sack threat for the Cowboys, but also prevents him from rushing quarterback Robert Griffin III. Although Hatcher is 32, his game has improved in recent years and should be a major boost to the Redskins defense.
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The Redskins are also said to be interested in another Cowboy in defensive end Anthony Spencer. A major goal of Washington was to bolster an already solid pass rush and they have done so thus far on Thursday.
In addition to the signing of Hatcher, the Redskins agreed to terms with former Philadelphia Eagles lineman Clifton Gaethers. The Gaethers signing may not carry the same weight as Hatcher, but Gaethers’ size (6’8’’, 340) will be a major presence for the interior of the line.
Washington also had a very successful meeting with safety Ryan Clark, who said its just a matter of money between the two sides. Another person to look out for is inside linebacker Akeem Jordan. Jordan and the Redskins are said to have “mutual interest” and it would not shock many around the League if the two agree to terms.