to catch up with the predator

It’s been a while since anyone has heard from Washington Redskins safety Chris “The Predator” Horton.

After a surprisingly solid rookie campaign put Horton on the map, his sophomore season was less than desirable for the UCLA Bruin. Thanks largely to a toe injury, Horton saw action in just eight games in 2009.

While he’s still not 100 percent, Horton is working himself back into action slowly but surely. And like many of his teammates, Horton’s encouraged by what he’s seen so far this offseason. The addition of general manager Bruce Allen, head coach Mike Shanahan and defensive coordinator Jim Haslett has given players like Horton a reason for optimism heading into next season.

“Just look at what guys in this scheme have been able to accomplish,” he said.

But before we get too far ahead of ourselves, Horton simply wants to get back onto the field full time and do his best to help the Redskins win football games.

“When I come back, I might be the fifth safety,” Horton said. “I might start there, but I know one thing – I ain’t gonna finish there.”

Which is exactly the kind of mentality these coaches want to see from their players. With that mindset and plenty of hard work and determination, Horton could be back on the field sooner rather than later for the burgundy and gold.

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