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Hatcher (knee) will play in Saturday's preseason game against the Ravens, CSN Washington reports.

Hatcher will make his Redskins debut Saturday now that he's feeling more like his former self following a minor offseason knee surgery. Although the defensive end probably won't play all that much, gaining game experience before the regular season should benefit Hatcher. Washington's offseason signing is coming off a career-best 11 sacks and 41 tackles for the NFC East rival Cowboys last season.

Jason Hatcher DL WAS 7 Days

Hatcher (knee) has been limited to individuals drills since returning from the PUP, the Washington Post reports. He is hoping to participate in team drills over the next few days.

The team is being cautious with the goal of having Hatcher ready for the regular season. Expect him to be limited over the next couple of weeks as he prepares for Week 1.

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Hatcher (knee) was activated from the PUP list Saturday, Washington Times writer Todd Dybas reports.

So long as he keeps rounding into game shape, Hatcher should make an impact as an interior rusher for the Redskins this year. He posted 11 sacks as a 4-3 tackle last year, though the 3-4 end spot is where he'll primarily work with the Redskins.

Jason Hatcher DL WAS 16 Days

Hatcher (knee) is almost done with rehab and may return to practice soon, the Washington Post reports. Hatcher is recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery on June 20th.

Hatcher is expected to start once healthy. It appears he is on track to return for the regular season.

Jason Hatcher DL WAS 29 Days

RE Jason Hatcher (knee) will open camp on active/PUP.

Hatcher is roughly five weeks into a 4-6 week rehab 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.

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ESPN Redskins blogger John Keim expects Jason Hatcher (knee) to open training camp on the 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 help make their transition to a 3-4 this season. Hatcher will play end in Washington's base defense and rush from the interior in sub packages.

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

One of the free agency's worst contracts now looks even worse. Hatcher, who will turn 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 just a clean-out procedure, but any knee surgery is scary for a player on the wrong side of 30. If the Redskins 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.

Jason Hatcher DL WAS 2 Months

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.

Hacher, 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.

Jason Hatcher DL WAS 5 Months

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

Jason Hatcher DL WAS 5 Months

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