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5 Washington Redskins With the Most To Prove In 2014

Washington Redskins: 5 Players With Most To Prove In 2014

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The Washington Redskins are coming off of a disappointing season, and they are looking to change their fate in the upcoming season. Here are five Redskins players who will need to prove themselves in the 2014 NFL season.

5. Ryan Clark

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5. Ryan Clark

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Ryan Clark is in his second stint with the Redskins, and he is looking to make an impact in the 2014 season. Father time is not on his side, but with his football IQ and his toughness, he will look to be a leader of the Redskins' defense that will miss London Fletcher.

4. Tanard Jackson

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4. Tanard Jackson

Tanard Jackson Washington Redskins
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Tanard Jackson has been out of football for two seasons, and he will look to shake off the rust in this upcoming season. This will be Jackson's third chance with stick with the team, and he will have an uphill battle doing so. He will have to prove that he is worth a roster spot despite many red flags.

3. Brian Orakpo

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3. Brian Orakpo

Brian Orakpo Washington Redskins
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Brian Orakpo is entering the season on a one-year contract, and he will need a huge season to cash in on the type of deal that he feels like he deserves. Orakpo has been a good player with the Redskins, but he will look to prove that he is an elite player to get paid an elite salary.

2. Jason Hatcher

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2. Jason Hatcher

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Jason Hatcher is coming off of a career season in which he had 11 sacks with the Dallas Cowboys. The Redskins' newly-acquired defensive lineman will have to prove that he can sustain that impact.

1. Robert Griffin III

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1. Robert Griffin III

Robert Griffin III Washington Redskins
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Robert Griffin III had a 2013 season to forget, and he will look to regain his prolific form in the 2014 season. He will have a chance to flourish under Jay Gruden's system. The jury is still out on Griffin as a top-tier quarterback, and he will have to prove himself as a leader on the field.

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