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A few familiar faces to Redskins fans will be playing in Super Bowl 47.
Last year, it was Devin Thomas and Justin Tryon, as well as Andre Brown and Selvish Capers.
The year before it was, well, no one, but the year before that it was Mark Brunell, Chase Daniel, Pierson Prioleau and Leigh Torrence.
This year won't be like 2010, where no former Redskins took home a ring with the Green Bay Packers since each team rosters one former Redskin.
Ma'ake Kemoeatu, defensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens, played nose tackle for the Redskins in 2010. It was recent, but if you don't remember, don't worry. It was a pretty forgettable performance during a very forgettable Redskins season.
What people aren't too quick to forget is the former Redskin on the 49ers side, Carlos Rogers. The former first-round pick has already matched his interception total over six years in Washington in the two years he spent in San Francisco.
Redskins fans have seemingly been conditioned over the years to not only expect to roster aging veterans past their prime, but also jettison young players on the verge of theirs. Antonio Pierce, Brandon Lloyd, Chris Clemons and Ryan Clark come to mind.
But this isn't a post to harp on past mistakes of the old front office. With the exception of Rogers-- who let's face it-- would aid the team's weakened secondary in the right mindset, which of those aforementioned names would the Redskins really miss on the current roster?
It's a point that's been made thousands of times on this website, but those days of idiocy in the front office are a thing of the past. Shrewd free agent signings, a myriad of contributing players from recent draft classes and a division title during year three of the new regime is all the evidence needed to support that.