Insider Report: O-Line Depth

There's no secret as to who will start this season, just like there was no secret a year ago. But the Redskins have some interesting decisions to make when it comes to the reserves. Here's who has the inside track.

Tyson Walter: The coaches have been surprised by his play at tackle and he can play guard as well. Hard to imagine him getting cut.

Mike Pucillo: Has been fine in the first two preseason games and can play center and guard. Another lock.

Spencer Folau: Because of his experience, the Redskins likely will keep him. He can play four line positions, but is better at tackle. The Redskins have a need for such a player.

Jim Molinaro: He's hurt and that won't help his chances as a backup tackle. One veteran expressed surprise that he was even in camp this year, thinking he'd have been cut long ago. Molinaro is in major trouble.

Jasper Harvey: The undrafted kid from San Diego State has impressed Joe Bugel. Buges sees enough in the guard/center to warrant keeping him around, whether on the roster or on the practice squad. If they keep 10 linemen, he'd probably earn a spot. If it's only nine, then he could be bound for the practice squad. ''He's a tough guy, really a tough guy and a street-smart kid,'' Bugel said.

Ikechuku Ndukwe: Another surprise who could make the final roster as a backup guard. As of today, he'd be on it. Buges says Ndukwe has ''come light years'' since the OTAs.

Kili Lefotu: Hard to imagine him winning a spot. Bugel said he needs more development, which means practice squad and NFL Europe.

Chris Pino: See Lefotu.


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