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Redskins won't ignore secondary need

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By Eric Edholm

The Redskins quietly are excited about the potential for internal improvement in the secondary with new DB coach Raheem Morris. Although Morris was a bust in his first head-coaching assignment in Tampa, he's highly regarded as a defensive coach, with a specialty in the secondary. That means that players such as CB Josh Wilson, who played well down the stretch, could be in line for an even better season in 2012. But that doesn't mean the team won't seek outside help; in fact, it is very likely to do so once the team's more pressing offensive needs are addressed properly. But with a strong front seven that ranks among the league's better groups, it appears that a nickel corner and a safety are the two positions on defense that rank as the most needful. FS Oshiomogho Atogwe's health is a concern, so he could be cut loose. Neither Kevin Barnes nor Byron Westbrook seized the opportunity playing the slot CB position.

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