Protecting the edge
Kerrigan has been a great player for his entire career with the Redskins. He recorded 9.5 sacks in 2015 (more than a third of the team’s total) and just signed a big contract extension with Washington.
Kerrigan moves around for the Redskins’ defense, but will primarily battle right tackle Gilbert. Gilbert is still nursing a hyperextended elbow that he sustained in the preseason. If he isn’t one hundred percent, Gilbert might need help from backs and tight ends to block Kerrigan.
In a 2012 matchup with the Steelers, Kerrigan recorded his team’s only sack in a Washington loss at Heinz Field.
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