Should the Washington Redskins Move Brian Orakpo to DE Temporarily?

July 27, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

News came out late Friday that expected-starter Jarvis Jones would be serving a four-game suspension (via NFL.com) for PED usage. 
While the Washington Redskins defensive end denies these reports, saying he didn’t take any banned substances, Washington is still faced with a dilemma. 
Jones was a replacement already, as he was filling in for starting DE Adam Carriker, who will be missing four to five months after having surgery on his quadriceps. Washington’s pass rush is certainly something they can’t afford to lack and they will have to have a replacement for Jones. 
The obvious options are DT/DE Chris Baker and DE Dominique Hamilton, but neither really gives the coaching staff much confidence. Although Baker has been practicing at DE, he still isn’t a great replacement. Hamilton is still inexperienced and could very well be a liability on their defensive front. 
A wise, although probably unpopular choice would be to move...

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