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Jason Hatcher, DE, Washington
Hatcher's 11 sacks last year in his age-31 season topped his previous high by 6.5. Then free agency moved him from what seemed like an ideal spot as the "under" tackle in Dallas' 4-3 front to a DE in Washington's 3-4. There appeared to be plenty of reason to be wary of regression. Not anymore.
Hatcher opened his Washington stint with 5 tackles, a pass deflection and a QB hit at Houston in Week 1. (He originally got credit for a sack before a mid-week scoring change took it away.) Then Week 2 brought 1.5 sacks and 4 more tackles.
Hatcher matches up next week with a Philly offense that allowed 5 sacks to the Jaguars in Week 1. Then come the Giants, who yielded 10 QB hits to the Cardinals on Sunday.