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Albert Haynesworth has only played 10 games for the Redskins so far, but since they are paying him $100 million, he had better be on the all-decade team at defensive tackle. Cornelius Griffin, with the Redskins since 2004, has to be next to him because the rest of the list of defensive tackles is as forgettable as it gets.
While London Fletcher may get consistently overlooked for the Pro Bowl, he has secured his place among the Redskins of the decade at middle linebacker, with LaVar Arrington and Marcus Washington at the outside spots.
One safety spot is obvious - the late, great Sean Taylor. The other is not so clear cut. There hasn’t been anyone who has sustained themselves for any length of time at the position over the course of the decade, so I guess LaRon Landry gets it by default. Ryan Clark, for the short time he was here in 2004 and 2005, may be the more deserving choice.
Shawn Springs, when he was healthy, was one of the decade’s two top corners for Washington with 12 interceptions over five seasons. The sorely missed Champ Bailey, the future Hall of Famer, is the other corner with 13 interceptions from 2000 through 2003.
There you have it - the best of the best of this decade for the Washington Redskins. Since so many are still on the roster, an optimist might say this is the best time this century to be a Redskins fan. A pessimist would say that is probably true.
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