The Redskins will need Anderson to step up and replace some of Trent Murphy's production.
His quest to prove me wrong got off to a good start on Thursday night.
He started, made three tackles and tallied two pressures.
Trail played on a game-high 53 non-special teams snaps and 66 total snaps (offensive defensive special teams snaps).
He deflected a pass and made five total tackles, tied for the second most in the game.
Journeyman special teams ace Chris Carter also picked up the slack with 53 total snaps, 3 solo tackles and a TFL. Compton was named defensive captain and only played on six snaps, half the number of the snaps played by Brown and Foster.
That would seem to indicate that he has the inside track for one of the starting spots, but that might change if Thursday's events are any indication of what the future holds.-Washington may only carry four outside backers on their final roster, but there is also a fair chance that they end up going with five of them.If they do, then that fifth player will likely be either Chris Carter or Lynden Trail.Big-money free agent Terrell Mc Clain made a solo tackle on a second-and-short run and registered a hit on Mallett. Joey Mbu and Ziggy Hood both got on the board with an assisted tackle.Phil Taylor stopped Terrance West for no gain on the goal line. Brandon Banks, Ondre Pipkins, Matt Ioannidis and Stacy Mc Gee were blanked on the stat sheet on 32 combined snaps.The Ravens were also only able to convert on 5 of their 15 third down attempts (33%) and average 3.4 yards per rush and 5.0 yards per pass attempt (4 yards per offensive play).