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Redskins get all 11 defensive starters on field for first time this summer

DeAngelo Hall AP

The Redskins started camp with cornerback Josh Wilson on the PUP list and then saw cornerback DeAngelo Hall and safety Brandon Meriweather sidelined by injuries, which meant they went more than a week of camp without having all 11 expected defensive starters on the field at the same time.

That run ended on Monday when Hall and Meriweather returned to practice. Meriweather, who has battled soreness in his surgically-repaired knee, did all the individual drills and half the team work in his return to the field while Hall said he wanted to get back to practice even though his sprained ankle hasn’t made it all the way back to 100 percent.

“They wanted me to kind of take another day and go through that movement, but I told them controlled movement — that’s the easy part,” Hall said, via Mike Jones of the Washington Post. “As long as I can — I know what I’m doing, it’s easy. When I have to go on somebody and go on instantaneous movements, that’s when it gets kind of tough and that’s what we were out there trying to test today. It felt OK. Am I anywhere near being 100 percent? No, not at all. But at least I know it ain’t gonna fall off. If I gotta go out there, I can go out there.”

Setbacks can still happen, something Meriweather knows well after experiencing a few of them in 2012, but getting the players back on the field now to see how they respond to work makes it likelier that the injuries can be managed well enough to ensure that both Hall and Meriweather are on the field for the first week of the regular season.

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  1. wearethechampsandyourenot says: Aug 6, 2013 9:21 AM

    this team is softer than my pillow

    #RavensWearTheRingsInMaryland

  2. hendawg21 says: Aug 6, 2013 9:22 AM

    And what’s going on in the city of brotherly love??? No Riley you don’t and won’t get off that easily…

  3. watermelon1 says: Aug 6, 2013 9:23 AM

    Wasn’t Carriker a starter?

  4. ravensdominate says: Aug 6, 2013 9:24 AM

    Hey remember when you guys beat the ravens last year and then it didn’t matter because the ravens went on to win the Super Bowl just like the only other time you managed to beat the ravens in the regular season???

    #redskinsbelonginlandoverbecausetheyareajokesoislogicalvoice

  5. lightcleric says: Aug 6, 2013 9:33 AM

    I think Jim Haslett deserves more credit than he gets. So many injuries last year(especially Orakpo) and that defense still held up pretty well. It’s what kept them in that playoff game despite Seattle having the ball for 35 minutes and RG3′s knee making them only get ~200 yds on offense.

  6. boss81hogg says: Aug 6, 2013 9:33 AM

    @ wearethechampsandyourenot

    Win one more so you can be in the same class as the Redskins. Until then, keep quiet and go back to your dark corner. HTTR

  7. cowboyhater says: Aug 6, 2013 9:33 AM

    ravensdominate says: Aug 6, 2013 9:24 AM

    Idiot #1
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    wearethechampsandyourenot says: Aug 6, 2013 9:21 AM

    Idiot #2
    —————————————————————–

    That inferiority complex continues for the Raven fans. Sorry that you get no love in the media, and most of MD remain Washington fans. Bottom line…..your team is boring and even though you won the SB you are still irrelevant in the DMV.

  8. wearethechampsandyourenot says: Aug 6, 2013 9:40 AM

    boss81hogg says:
    Aug 6, 2013 9:33 AM
    @ wearethechampsandyourenot

    Win one more so you can be in the same class as the Redskins. Until then, keep quiet and go back to your dark corner. HTTR

    —-

    Win a playoff game in your lifetime. Fools.

  9. govtminion says: Aug 6, 2013 9:44 AM

    Remember last year when Ravens fans kept voicing their irritation with the way Steelers fans went into every article trolling about how awesome they were and how everyone else was irrelevant?

    Amazing what one championship does to turn people into jackoffs, apparently.

  10. jahbird says: Aug 6, 2013 9:50 AM

    @wearethechampsandyourenot

    Skins beat Tampa in the playoffs in 07′.

    Quiet down in the Peanut Gallery and let the grownups talk. Only Ravens fans care about this inter-region rivalry, and it is borne out of a healthy inferiority complex.

  11. ravenssuggskoch says: Aug 6, 2013 9:51 AM

    wearethechampsandyourenot says:

    Win a playoff game in your lifetime. Fools.
    _____________________________

    Uhh.. yea… Redskins have won 9 more playoff games than the Ravens. 65% more than the Ravens, actually. Considering the Ravens, won’t be in the playoffs for a long time coming, the Redskins will have you doubled up in the next few years.

  12. onearmsteven says: Aug 6, 2013 10:00 AM

    wearethechampsandyourenot says:
    Aug 6, 2013 9:21 AM
    this team is softer than my pillow

    #RavensWearTheRingsInMaryland

    we wear 3, how bout you?

  13. boss81hogg says: Aug 6, 2013 10:03 AM

    @ wearethechampsandyourenot said Win a playoff game in your lifetime. Fools.

    Oh how cute, you’re just youngin. Because only a complete moron would ignore the Redskins’ 5 League Championships, 5 NFC Titles, 3 Superbowls, and 13 Division titles.

    Seriously, go back to bed, school does’nt start for a few more weeks.

  14. logicailvoicesays says: Aug 6, 2013 10:13 AM

    It can be hard to get attention when you play opposite RG3, the best player in NFL history, but the Redskins defense is hands down the best in football. No one can move the ball against the Redskins. HTTR.

  15. joegibbsisking says: Aug 6, 2013 10:18 AM

    boss81hogg says:
    Aug 6, 2013 10:03 AM
    @ wearethechampsandyourenot said Win a playoff game in your lifetime. Fools.

    Oh how cute, you’re just youngin. Because only a complete moron would ignore the Redskins’ 5 League Championships, 5 NFC Titles, 3 Superbowls, and 13 Division titles.

    Seriously, go back to bed, school does’nt start for a few more weeks.
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    boss81hogg, for the win! #BoomRoasted #KeepThatJackasseryUpI95

  16. whysomanylosers says: Aug 6, 2013 10:25 AM

    While the Redskins should be concerned about having a healthy (yet pitiful) defense … they should be more worried about finding a healthy QB.

  17. scoobaj says: Aug 6, 2013 10:55 AM

    @ logical ”No one can move the ball against the reds*#!*” i remember seattle shoving it down your throat in that playoff game, beast mode and wilson were cutting through that weak d with no resistance

  18. overratedsteelerhater says: Aug 6, 2013 10:55 AM

    they need to use 12 for that defense to get the job done..Ravens in playoffs for 6th year in row, skins trying for 2 [not going to happen] Ravens rule.

  19. buzzjunior42 says: Aug 6, 2013 10:57 AM

    It makes me laugh how much of the so called “Beltway” rivalry is one sided. Skins fans could care less about the Ravens, but the Ravens fans have a severe inferiority complex or something. Congrats on your Super Bowl, but honestly there is no need to troll every Skins post. I am sure after the Skins beat you and before your playoff run, many if you were calling for Tyrod Taylor at QB because he reminded you if RG3, except the fact he can’t throw. HTTR

  20. dirtybird28 says: Aug 6, 2013 11:12 AM

    What about Carriker? Isn’t he an injured starter?

  21. ravenssuggskoch says: Aug 6, 2013 11:17 AM

    Stupid Baltimorons. Your team is about to go through a tough time for a long period and you’ll experience your fans disappearing. They’re all front runners and I’ve seen them disappear when you have one losing season. It’s about to happen, get ready.

  22. granadafan says: Aug 6, 2013 11:32 AM

    “buzzjunior42 says: Aug 6, 2013 10:57 AM
    It makes me laugh how much of the so called “Beltway” rivalry is one sided. Skins fans could care less about the Ravens, but the Ravens fans have a severe inferiority complex or something. ”
    ==============================================
    49er and Bay Area fans feel the same way about the “rivalry” with Seattle. The Searats have never won anything yet they act like they’re on top of the NFC West. SF outclasses Seattle in every way, as a world class city and also sportswise.

  23. ravensdominate says: Aug 6, 2013 11:41 AM

    Hey you guys wanna hear a joke??

    The Washington Redskins!
    Hahahaha!

    We win championships! You don’t! You are in Landover! We’re not! 2 super bowls since 96 to your 0!

    Sleep tight!

  24. jessepinkman1199 says: Aug 6, 2013 11:42 AM

    Hail to the REDSKINS. No fewer than 8 starters hit IR last season and we STILL won the NFC Beast. This team is loaded.

  25. orakpownd says: Aug 6, 2013 11:46 AM

    LOL at Baltimore….in general.

    NV/DC supporting the Mid Atlantic!

  26. dutchkindelberger says: Aug 6, 2013 1:11 PM

    Considering that Baltimore, on average, manages to keep an NFL team for only 16.3 years at a time, I guess the Ravens will likely be moving any day now.

    Wonder if they’ll do it in the middle of the night like last time?

    HTTR!
    5 Championships and counting.

  27. boss81hogg says: Aug 6, 2013 2:06 PM

    As a Marylander, I’ve always worried about the public education system in Baltimore. Now after reading some posts from the Purple Pride folks, my fears have come to fruition.

    Basic reading comprehension and arithmetic are dangerously low, almost on the same level as 3rd world nations.

  28. ravensdominate says: Aug 6, 2013 3:03 PM

    Onearmsteve, you wear 3 rusty, dusty, old outdated rings…

  29. ravensdominate says: Aug 6, 2013 3:06 PM

    For the record, we don’t look at the redskins as a rivalry. Ours is with Pittsburgh and new England. The redskins are our silly retarded little step brother who lives in a home in Landover Md.

  30. thirdistheworrd says: Aug 6, 2013 3:11 PM

    wearethechampsandyourenot says: Aug 6, 2013 9:21 AM

    this team is softer than my pillow

    #RavensWearTheRingsInMaryland
    __________________

    ravensdominate says: Aug 6, 2013 9:24 AM

    Hey remember when you guys beat the ravens last year and then it didn’t matter because the ravens went on to win the Super Bowl just like the only other time you managed to beat the ravens in the regular season???

    #redskinsbelonginlandoverbecausetheyareajokesoislogicalvoice
    ______________
    “Hey remember when Baltimore was declared the League Champion twice in 12 years, and then it didn’t matter because” their fans are still oddly insecure around a team that has been to the playoffs three times in 20 years? Your team is better; there is no “rivalry”; unbunch your panties Baltimore.

  31. thirdistheworrd says: Aug 6, 2013 3:14 PM

    watermelon1 says: Aug 6, 2013 9:23 AM

    Wasn’t Carriker a starter?
    ________
    Yeah, this whole article is kind of a moot point because Carriker isn’t out there and Jarvis Jenkins won’t be available for the first four games of the season. I also wouldn’t be surprised if Meriwether lost his starting spot by September.

  32. bigblackanvil says: Aug 7, 2013 8:36 AM

    The heart of the Ravens is gone….Much respect Ray Lewis. Having said that….the Ravens are the new Browns……HTTR

  33. gregmorris78 says: Aug 7, 2013 9:06 PM

    Redskins beat ravens helps propel them to the playoffs

    Ravens r a good team but so is washington. Glad they beat 49rs in sb but stop being stupid. Our defense might just be better than yours this year

    Time will tell…

  34. rasta028 says: Aug 7, 2013 10:32 PM

    Ravendominate, you sound mad? 3 is still better than 2 and with RGIII you will see more Redskin SB titles fool..
    Your hero the murderer is gone.

  35. skinemnburnem says: Aug 8, 2013 6:19 AM

    @ratbird fans
    You have us beat if they give away rings for the murder Capitol of America. How many time have you won that hun? In DC we have 3 Super Bowl rings and two nfl championship rings so when you hit that let us know. #HTTR

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