Washington Redskins Free Agent Hit List: Casey Hampton

February 22, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

This is one in a series of articles examining free agents who could potentially be pursued by the Washington Redskins this offseason.
Finding a solid nose tackle is priority number one for the Washington Redskins if they are to make the transition to the 3-4 defense.

Vince Wilfork is of course the best option in the free agent market, but there are several other top nose tackles available this year.

Second on the list is the Pittsburgh Steelers' Casey Hampton. Hampton is aging as he is preparing to enter his ninth season, but he possesses the size (6-1, 325) and experience to play nose tackle.

In Pittsburgh, Hampton played primarily in the 3-4 under defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau. LeBeau used a plethora of packages that mixed up the number of down linemen at the point of attack. So Hampton is used to playing in a number of different situations and formations.
Just to give you an idea of what the Steelers do with Hampton, consider this. Pittsburg...

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