By Brad Berreman @bradberreman24 on July 2, 2014
After a 3-13 season in 2013, the Washington Redskins made some changes this offseason. Mike Shanahan was fired as head coach, and former Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden was hired to replace him.
The Redskins' roster will also look different in some key areas, and here are five offseason additions who have the most to offer this year.
Porter started all 16 games last season for the Oakland Raiders, and Pro Football Focus ranked him 105th out of 110 qualifying cornerbacks. He should move into a more specialized role in Washington, where his flaws can be minimized and he can be put in position to make plays (three career interception return touchdowns).
Roberts had a down season with Arizona in 2013 (43 receptions for 471 yards and two touchdowns), but he will become Washington's primary slot receiver with a possible role as a kick returner as well.
Hatcher signed a four-year, $27.5 million deal with the Redskins after registering 11 sacks for the rival Dallas Cowboys in 2013. Arthroscopic knee surgery in June is a concern, but as long as he's ready to go for Week 1 Hatcher can provide a much-needed interior pass rushing presence.
Clark will turn 35 in October, but he had at least 100 total tackles in each of the last three seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He will give the Redskins' secondary some much needed leadership, along with filling a void at safety.
Jackson had the best year of his career last year, with 82 receptions for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns, but that didn't keep the Philadelphia Eagles from looking to trade him before releasing him. A fresh start should be good for Jackson as he becomes a big-play target for Robert Griffin III, and facing his former team twice this year will provide extra motivation.
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