The Redskins continue to overhaul their defensive line. This time it comes in the form of a departure.(more…)
The Redskins spent the week shoring up their defensive line and have now begun to address the secondary by signing former San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver.
With former Chicago Bears defensive tackle Stephen Paea being their first reported signing on Tuesday, the NFL’s first day of free agency and the beginning of its new league year, things seem to be picking up on the second day for the Washington Redskins.
The burgundy and gold are set to receive visits from at least three free agents this week at defensive positions of need. Two will reportedly visit on Wednesday.
According to reports, former New England Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner will visit the Redskins on Thursday after meeting with the New Orleans Saints.
By Jake Russell
The Redskins are expected to have 16 players with free agent designations when the new league year begins on March 10. The open negotiation period between free agents and other teams opens on Saturday but deals can’t be signed until Tuesday at 4 p.m. The team will need to make several big decisions.
Assuming restricted free agents Kai Forbath, Trenton Robinson and Justin Rogers, and exclusive rights free agents Chris Thompson and Rishaw Johnson all return, the team will be left with 11 unrestricted free agents, meaning they are free to sign anywhere after March 10.
Safety Ryan Clark was set to become an unrestricted free agent after signing a one-year deal last year. The 13-year veteran instead opted to retire after a lackluster 2014 season.
The team re-signed tackle Tom Compton on February 27, who was slated to become a restricted free agent. Compton played in all 16 games in 2014 and started the final nine games in place of soon-to-be unrestricted free agent Tyler Polumbus.
Exclusive rights free agent safety Duke Ihenacho was re-signed on March 4. As an ERFA, the fourth-year veteran would have had to either re-sign with the team or retire.
Below is a list of the team’s 11 unrestricted free agents.
OLB Brian Orakpo
Day three of Redskins training camp consisted of the first practice featuring shoulder pads.
Get a good look at some day three action.
Day two of 2014 Redskins training camp went on with perfect weather and attendance from head coach Jay Gruden’s brother Jon and father Jim as well as Joe Theismann.
Check out some great photos from Day 2 of training camp.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve obtained NFL preview magazines every year to break down rosters, analyze team pickups, look over league-wide predictions, and on top of it all, see how the Redskins stacked up against the rest of the league and the NFC East.
That obsession of buying these magazines continues to this day, with fewer to choose from than in years past but just enough to get me ready for training camp in the doldrums of the sports calendar.
The top paperbound prognosticators remaining are Lindy’s, Athlon and Sporting News.
Let’s take a look at how they predicted the Redskins to finish in the NFC East this season. Spoiler alert: It’s not first. Or second. Or third. (more…)