Late last night, Kelli Johnson of Comcast SportsNet broke the story that linebacker Rocky McIntosh will be returning to the Washington Redskins on a one-year deal.
A little later this morning I will take a full look at the depth chart at linebacker in light of McIntosh's return. But the immediate question to ponder is if Lorenzo Alexander will move back to outside linebacker.
The Redskins kept four inside linebackers last year. Now they have starter London Fletcher, Perry Riley and McIntosh competing for the job at the Jack position, the recently-resigned Horatio Blades, and Robert Henson. Even without Alexander that's a crowded picture.
The picture at outside linebacker is considerably different. The Redskins are likely to keep five players there and right now the players behind starters Ryan Kerrigan, a rookie who has missed most of practice so far with a knee injury, and Brian Orakpo are rookie Markus White and fourth-year player Rob Jackson. It certainly seems that Alexander is more needed on the outside, where he started 12 games in 2010.
This is something that bears watching over the next few days.