Washington Redskins’ mix and match for 2009

What’s the latest twist for the Redskins? Well, the coaches headed by Jim Zorn, is currently in the process of mix and matching the Redskins’ veteran players with some of the new faces in the team.
As Marcus Washington was released by the Redskins last February 9, 2009, a job for a strong side linebacker was opened up.
Brian Orakpo, Redskins’ current defensive end, was prospected to be playing as a linebacker as well. Head coach Zorn said that Orakpo could be in the action of a linebacker on first or second down, then move to defensive-end later. Brian, subsequently, told that he had done that before and is very open to the challenge if needed.
Alongside with Orakpo, linebacker Rocky McIntosh is also planned to move from the weak side to the strong side. Zorn added that the two, McIntosh and Orakpo, gives them some flexibility, and while trying to mix and match everything, they do not exactly know what will be the outcome, but they are currently working that out.
H.B. Blades, as well, who played as a strong side linebacker last year, is thought to be placed as a middle linebacker. Also, there had been discussions about defensive end Chris Wilson, moving back to the strong side linebacker.

As McIntosh was moved to the opposite side, Redskins creates an opening for his old position.
#94 Robert Thomas, a seven year veteran linebacker, is one prospective to the team, as he signed with the Washington Redskins last April 9, 2009.
Also, Alfred Fincher, who formerly played for the New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, and the Washington Redskins, has re-signed with the Redskins last March 10, 2009. Fincher has experience playing at the weak side, but as a strong side linebacker as well. He is also expected to play on the special teams.
The rookies Cody Glenn and Robert Henson were also drafted by the Redskins as potentials for the weak-side linebacker position.
Glenn, who played mostly at the weak-side side for Nebraska, was the 22nd pick of the Redskins in the 5th round on the 2009 NFL Draft.
Henson, on the other hand, who played as middle linebacker at TCU, was selected as 13th pick in the 6th round of the draft.
The two were also planned to have their spots and play for the Redskins’ special teams.

However, linebacker London Fletcher, retains his position as the Redskins’ middle linebacker.