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Knee problem keeping Jason Hatcher out of minicamp

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The Redskins signed defensive tackle Jason Hatcher to be a big part of what they hope will be a defensive resurgence in 2014, but he’ll need to get his knees feeling right before he can fully engage in the effort to improve on that side of the ball.

Hatcher will not practice in this week’s three-day minicamp as a result of an injury to one of his knees. Coach Jay Gruden says he’s not sure when Hatcher suffered the injury, but that the team is getting a battery of tests done to make sure that it is nothing serious enough to limit his availability for training camp or the regular season.

“He just said he had a little bit of pain, a little bit of swelling,” Gruden said, via the Washington Post. “So, we’re going to make sure we do the proper procedure as far as getting him checked out — MRI, X-ray and all that good stuff and make sure he’s good.”

Every ounce of prevention with Hatcher is worth it for the Redskins because they’ll need his presence up front against the run and pass if they are going to be a more competitive unit this time around.

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11 Responses to “Knee problem keeping Jason Hatcher out of minicamp”
  1. aceakking says: Jun 17, 2014 5:04 PM

    Redskin is offensive and needs to be changed.

  2. bassplucker says: Jun 17, 2014 5:20 PM

    The Cowboys have sure ground up a lot of D-Linemen in the last few years, it seems.

  3. olefballcoach says: Jun 17, 2014 5:33 PM

    Keep the name REDSKINS!! Get rid of the whiners!!!

  4. myworldurjuslivinit says: Jun 17, 2014 5:35 PM

    Dude got paid; of course he now has knee problems.

  5. fjbuon says: Jun 17, 2014 5:39 PM

    Lifelong skins fan here, but why is it the we ALWAYS take the bait on an over-30 player coming off his best season in a contract year…then OVERPAY him??? Man it gets old! (no pun intended)

  6. ariani1985 says: Jun 17, 2014 6:11 PM

    Ted Thompson is licking his chops to sign him in 4 years!

  7. trollaikman8 says: Jun 17, 2014 7:19 PM

    Next year they’ll sign Anthony Spencer to a lucrative 5yr deal.

  8. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jun 17, 2014 10:13 PM

    Whose laughing now Skin fan? Jerry Jones knew this dog won’t hunt any more and wisely unloaded him. Enjoy watching Hatcher on the sideline.

    How about a deal on Anthony Spencer? ROTGL

  9. philgrek says: Jun 17, 2014 10:24 PM

    Don’t forget….. Losing Hatcher is one of the reasons why the Cowboys are supposed to be even worse defensively this season. Psh.

  10. blackqbwhiterb says: Jun 17, 2014 10:54 PM

    He don’t wanna practice…. “Man, you talkin’ bout PRACTICE?!…..Practice…..git outta herre wit yo Practice….. Call me when it’s time to PLAY!…. Practice…… Mmmm mmmm”

  11. skins1970 says: Jun 17, 2014 11:30 PM

    The Redskins name is not offensive no one has proven to me that it is offensive.

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