Chris Neild Making a Sudden Impact in D.C.

Redskins veterans say seventh-round pick Chris Neild “picked things up quickly” at last week’s player-organized minicamp.

Mancini’s Take: It’s no surprise that “Truck” Neild is proving to be a quick study. The seventh-round pick is all about hard work and did nothing but constantly get in better shape and improve during his five years at West Virginia. There’s a big need at nose tackle in D.C., considering that the Redskins were forced to go with the sluggish and lazy Albert Haynesworth in the middle of their three-man front line. This is the same guy who was literally lying down on the turf with bodies flying around him during a horrific Monday Night Football loss to Philadelphia. Acquiring Haynesworth was one of the worst free agent moves of all time and it’s time to cut the cancer from a team that doesn’t quite measure

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