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Jason Hatcher | Defensive Lineman

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (33) / 7/13/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 299
College: Grambling State
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Redskins RE Jason Hatcher is excited about new DC Joe Barry's scheme that will allow him to play more one-gap techniques.
Old DC Jim Haslett had the Redskins' defensive linemen playing two-gap, which concentrated on stopping the run and freeing up the linebackers to make plays. As a result, Hatcher's sack total dipped from 11 in 2013 to 5.5 in 2014. In one-gap, Hatcher will be allowed to shoot lanes and get after the quarterback. May 27 - 9:12 AM

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Redskins placed RE Jason Hatcher (knee) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Hatcher didn't practice all week and was listed as doubtful for Sunday's game. He managed eight sacks and 26 hurries despite playing just 518 snaps this season. Hatcher will return at his $3 million salary in 2015.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 07:05:00 PM

Redskins RE Jason Hatcher (knee) has been ruled out for Week 16 against the Eagles.

Hatcher is battling a knee injury that also sidelined him for Week 15. He did not practice all week, and could conceivably be finished for the season. The 32-year-old Hatcher has played well in a limited role this season, notching eight sacks and 26 hurries across 518 snaps.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 09:50:00 AM

Redskins RE Jason Hatcher (hamstring) says he still doesn't feel 100 percent.

Hatcher has started every game this year, but is only playing on 60 percent of defensive snaps. He's been highly productive with 2.5 sacks and should continue to see his workload increase. Hatcher is listed as probable for Monday night against Seattle.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 04:14:00 PM

Redskins RE Jason Hatcher (knee) has been cleared to practice.

Hatcher missed the first two weeks of camp recovering from his June knee scope. He should be considered questionable for Washington's second preseason game. By activating Hatcher off active/PUP, he's no longer eligible for the reserve/PUP list. Hatcher will start at right end in DC Jim Haslett's new 3-4 and move to the interior in sub packages.
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 02:21:00 PM

Redskins placed RE Jason Hatcher (knee) on active/PUP.

Hatcher is roughly five weeks into a 4-6 week timetable he was slapped with following a knee scope. The Redskins won't press their $27 million man, as they desperately need him pressuring the quarterback if they have any hope of improving last year's brutal defense. Hatcher is 32 years old.
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 12:51:00 PM

ESPN Redskins blogger John Keim expects RE Jason Hatcher (knee) to open training camp on the active/PUP list.

Hatcher is three weeks removed from arthroscopic knee surgery. He was originally given a 4-6 week timetable and is going to be in a race to get cleared for the start of camp. The Redskins are counting on Hatcher to start at right end in their new 3-4 defense. He will rush from the interior in sub packages.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Jul 12, 2014 05:39:00 PM

Redskins RE Jason Hatcher will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his knee Thursday and be out 4-6 weeks.

One of the free agency's worst contracts now looks even worse. Hatcher, 32 next month, signed a four-year, $27.5 million deal with the Redskins in March as he came off a career-high 11 sacks (he had 16 in the seven previous seasons combined). The scope is a minor clean-out procedure, but any knee surgery is scary for a player on the wrong side of 30. If the Skins are going to have any prayer of correcting last year's leaky defense, they desperately need Hatcher to be getting after the quarterback in Week 1 and performing at his 2013 level.
Wed, Jun 18, 2014 10:41:00 AM

Redskins DE Jason Hatcher (knees) will miss this week's minicamp due to pain and swelling in both of his knees, but "hopes" to return to action for the start of training camp.

Hatcher, who signed a four-year, $27.5 million deal with the Redskins in March, needs an MRI on both knees. It's unclear when Hatcher got hurt. "He just said he had a little bit of pain, a little bit of swelling," coach Jay Gruden said. "So, we’re going to make sure we do the proper procedure as far as getting him checked out – MRI, X-ray and all that good stuff and make sure he’s good." Hatcher is a key piece for the Redskins to turn around a lackluster defense. He's expected to play base 4-technique and rush the passer from the interior in sub-packages.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 03:47:00 PM

The Redskins are expected to use newly acquired Jason Hatcher as an end in their 3-4 base.

Hatcher will primarily play the "4 technique" spot. And when the Redskins go to their pass-rushing 4-3 packages, he'll likely push the pocket from the tackle position. Brian Orakpo, Ryan Kerrigan and Hatcher combined for 29.5 sacks last season. The Redskins are going to need a ton of pressure to cover up their woeful secondary.
Thu, Mar 27, 2014 09:01:00 AM

Redskins signed DL Jason Hatcher, formerly of the Cowboys, to a four-year, $27.5 million contract.

Hatcher left his Oakland visit and was scheduled to take a trip to Tennessee. Instead, he's staying in the NFC East. The Cowboys didn't make much of an effort to retain Hatcher because they really couldn't afford him. He'll turn 32 in July and is coming off an 11-sack season as a three-technique defensive tackle in Dallas' 4-3 defense. The Redskins run a 3-4, which means Hatcher will likely play end. He had 16 sacks in seven years before 2013.
Thu, Mar 13, 2014 06:20:00 PM

Free agent DT Jason Hatcher will meet with the Titans Thursday night.

The Raiders let Hatcher get out of town without a contract, so his tour continues. He's already been linked to the Bucs and Seahawks as well. Hatcher is entering his age-32 season and has had more success in a 4-3 scheme than the 3-4 the Titans are installing.
Thu, Mar 13, 2014 12:27:00 PM

Free agent DT Jason Hatcher will visit the Raiders on Wednesday.

That's provided he escapes Seattle without a deal. Hatcher would be the best player the Raiders have brought in for a visit, though he's going on 32. Coming off a career year, he'd go a long way toward fortifying a pitiful pass rush, but is a curious fit for a rebuilding team.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 02:23:00 PM

Free agent DT Jason Hatcher will visit the Titans this week.

Hatcher also has a visit with the Seahawks lined up. It's unclear who's up first. The Titans are switching to a 3-4 defense under new DC Ray Horton. Hatcher didn't really break through until the Cowboys switched to a 4-3 scheme in 2013.
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 11:36:00 PM

Free agent DT Jason Hatcher will visit the Seahawks this week.

It's unclear if it will be Hatcher's first visit of free agency. He's our No. 3 free-agent defensive tackle available, behind Henry Melton and B.J. Raji. Hatcher will turn 32 this summer and is looking to cash in coming off a career-year.
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 07:50:00 PM

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