1. Pittsburgh's Ryan Clark » The Redskins (unwisely) let the free safety leave after the 2006 season. In fairness to them, had Sean Taylor not been murdered, they would have LaRon Landry at strong safety and Taylor at free. But Clark is a fierce player and forced two turnovers vs. Baltimore last week.
2. New York's Jason Taylor » In 2008, it only took a second- and sixth-round pick to figure out he didn't fit with Washington. Nice. He's a situational rusher in the Jets' 3-4 scheme (he could have helped the Redskins this season) and has five sacks -- 1 1/2 more than he had with the Redskins.
3. Pittsburgh's Shaun Suisham » He made 18 of 21 kicks for Washington in 2009 but missed a short game-winning attempt and was cut in December. The Steelers say: Thanks. Suisham has made 14 of 15 kicks (and one of two last weekend); meanwhile, the Redskins haven't solved this position.
4. Pittsburgh's Antwaan Randle El » With Santana Moss moving to slot, Randle El wouldn't have done much here anyway. He went from 50 catches in 2009 to 22 this past season. And he's averaging 4.0 yards on 14 punt returns, though he busted out a 6-yarder vs. Baltimore. Yes, nothing has changed.
5. New York's Mark Brunell » He's one of two ex-Redskins quarterbacks still alive; Chicago's Todd Collins backs up Jay Cutler. Heaven help both teams if these guys are forced to win a game against teams with the pressure that Pittsburgh and Green Bay bring. Collins (10-for-27, 68 yards, five interceptions) and Brunell (7-for-13, 117 yards, two touchdowns, one interception) have played sparingly.