Nov 28, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jason Hatcher (97) runs on the field before the game against the Oakland Raiders during a NFL football game on Thanksgiving at AT&T Stadium. Dallas beat Oakland 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Redskins say Jason Hatcher will have knee surgery

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The Washington “we have no trademark for our name” Redskins’ will not only be without a trademark moving forward but will also soon be without Jason Hatcher, who is scheduled to have knee surgery is in his immediate future.

Hatcher will have a scope done on his left knee tomorrow according to report on Twitter by Tarik El-Bashir. The procedure will be done by Dr. Andrews and the recovery is four to six weeks giving Hatcher plenty of time to recover for the start of the season.

Hatcher, signed by the Redskins this past off-season to a 27.5 million dollar contract played his first eight seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. Last season he registered 11 sacks on the season and the Redskins threw a boatload of money at him to lure him to the nations capital.

In the seven seasons prior to last years breakout, Hatcher had a total of 17 sacks on his career. The Redskins signed him with the hopes to strengthen a weak defensive front. The surgery is said to be a minor scope procedure indicating that Dr. Andrews will clean his knee and remove debris.

Last season the Redskins ranked 18th overall defensively. They ranked 20th against the pass and 21st in sacks.  Against the run they faired little better ranking 17th league wide. The lack of a pass rush for the Redskins was a concern for new head coach Jay Gruden and defensive coordinator Jim Haslett.

There are no concerns that Hatcher can’t recover easily enough from his scope and the Redskins are hoping that will be the case obviously with so much money tied up in his contract. As far as surgeries go, even for someone over the age of 30, an arthroscopic knee surgery is pretty easy to recover from.

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