I was told the Redskins are not moving any of these linebackers to end. Remember, they should have better depth along the line with the addition of Stacy McGee, Terrell McClain and Jonathan Allen -- all of whom can play end. They also really want to see how Anthony Lanier progresses in his second camp. And they have Ziggy Hood, a more natural end in their base package. Also, just putting a guy at end doesn’t mean he can play it.
One specific thing starter Kirk Cousins must work on is taking advantage of his taller wide receivers. The team has added Terrelle Pryor, Brian Quick, and Robert Davis and Josh Doctson returns from injury. All are 6-2 or taller, a much bigger group than the one that was spearheaded by the 6-0 Pierre Garçon, 5-10 (generously) DeSean Jackson, and 5-8 Jamison Crowder.
The Redskins struggled to run the ball in 2016, and Kelley's emergence had as much to do with avoiding negative runs as it did Jones' fumbles. Jones repeatedly got taken down in the backfield. With Kelley, it happened much less often. The challenge for Perine will be getting acclimated to the speed of NFL defensive lines. In college at Oklahoma, Perine played in a wide open spread offense, and in a conference where defense seemed optional. Perine is not accustomed to defenders in the backfield, and it could take some getting used to. Kelley, who played collegiately at Tulane, was quite accustomed to defenders in the backfield.