Front seven flexes depth

The Washington Post Sunday - - REDSKINS TRAINING CAMP - Mike.jones@wash­

Manusky likes where his de­fense is head­ing and how guys are buy­ing into his philoso­phies. He feels like depth has im­proved.

It was re­ally strik­ing Satur­day when the sec­ond unit took the field, boast­ing a front com­posed mostly of play­ers with a good deal of ex­pe­ri­ence and tal­ent. The Red­skins — lin­ing up in the nickel pack­age — had Trent Mur­phy, Jonathan Allen (the lone rookie), An­thony Lanier and Ju­nior Galette, along with in­side linebackers Ma­son Fos­ter and Zach Brown.

This group re­peat­edly over­whelmed Colt McCoy’s of­fen­sive line dur­ing the set of downs, and for good rea­son. Across the board, that group prob­a­bly is as good as, if not slightly bet­ter than, any first-team group the Red­skins trot­ted out last sea­son.

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