With the Redskins implementing a 3-4 defense, what better way to make it work than to sign a guy who has made a career out of playing outside linebacker in just such an attack?
That logic has prompted the Redskins to at least take a look at free-agent linebacker Joey Porter. He’ll visit on Thursday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Porter’s career started and flourished in Pittsburgh’s 3-4 system, where Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett laid the foundation for his head-coaching career. Though Porter, who was cut by the Dolphins on March 5, and Haslett weren’t together in Pittsburgh at the same time, this connection could give them the kind of common ground from which a new relationship could emerge.
The possibility of defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth at some point attacking Porter should be regarded as a possible bonus.