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Hudson Likely to Have an Expanded Role this Season | Washington Commanders

By Adam Aniba

Washington fans are well aware of the off the field issues linebacker Jamin Davis is currently facing.

Davis has been charged with his second consecutive reckless driving charge and has had multiple plea deals rejected by the presiding judge. A proposal for Davis to serve an 8 day jail sentence with a fine was rejected by the judge.

It's expected that the linebacker could perhaps end up serving a few weeks in jail, when all is said and done.

Thus far Davis hasn't come close to living up to his 1st round selection, but another veteran linebacker could benefit from the lack of depth and versatility in the linebacker room.

Former 2020 5th rounder Khaleke Hudson has impressed coaches during the offseason and reportedly looks faster and stronger.

Hudson has received the majority of his career snaps on special teams, registering 34 tackles (15 solo), 2 tackles for a loss and 3 QB hits in 41 career games with 4 starts. During his 2020 rookie season the former Michigan linebacker recorded 14 tackles, 2 tackles for loss with two starts.

Washington has put little emphasis on the linebacker position, based on the percentage of snaps that they play in nickel, especially the buffalo nickel package. Hudson contributed in the hybrid "Viper" role while at Michigan, where he was often asked to contribute in pass coverage.

Hudson could find himself being a valuable asset for Jack Del Rio in the buffalo nickel formations this season, especially when facing 12-personnel (two-tight end sets).



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