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Need to Know: Five free agents the Redskins will not sign

Feb 2, 2016, 5:10 AM EDT

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Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, February 2, 22 days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.

Five free agents the Redskins will not sign

C Alex Mack, Browns—You won’t find him on free agent lists but he can void his current contract and become a free agent. Mack is due $8 million in salary this year and if he does opt out he will expect to get at least that much. He would be an upgrade in the middle but I don’t see the Redskins paying that much at center.

WR Alshon Jefferey, Bears—He’s what the Redskins are looking for, a 6-4 wide receiver who can go up and get the ball in traffic. But the Bears are unlikely to let him go a year after letting Brandon Marshall walk away to the Jets. They almost certainly give him the franchise tag if they can’t make a deal by the deadline.

S Eric Weddle, Chargers—The two-time All-Pro won’t expect the same $8 million average he got in his last deal but he’ll want something pretty close. Any safety acquisitions the Redskins make need to be of the younger, up and coming variety. Weddle still has some left in the tank but at age 31 he is on the downhill side and just more of the same of what the Redskins have had at safety in recent seasons.

RB Chris Ivory, Jets—I think most realize that Scot McCloughan isn’t going to chase after the likes of Matt Forte and Doug Martin or other higher priced options at running back. But even the 28-year-old Ivory, who gained 1,070 yards last year and still is one or two tiers below the top, probably is not on the Redskins’ radar. I think they would re-sign Pierre Thomas before they paid the $4 million per year or so necessary to land a back like Ivory.

NT B. J. Raji, Packers—He could be a viable alternative to Terrance Knighton if the Redskins decide to let Pot Roast walk. But while the Packers don’t spend any money on outside free agents they always have cap space to pay their own and it doesn’t seem that they are inclined to let Raji walk.

Timeline

—The Redskins last played a game 23 days ago. It will be about 222 days until they play another one.

Days until: NFL Combine 23; NFL free agency starts 37; 2016 NFL draft 87

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  1. colorofmyskinz - Feb 2, 2016 at 6:26 AM

    We are in dire need for center. Maybe a shift of long to center and Luavao at guard might work. But center is our greatest offensive need.

    We do need a tall WR. Maybe in draft but those are expensive and cost high draft picks where we need DE and NT more. We need 2 Dlinemen, need 1 middle linebacker, need 1 SS, and 1 corner.

    Greatest position needs in order (regardless of methods to get):
    – Center
    – NT
    – DE
    – Safety
    – Corner
    – MLB
    – All around TE
    – Tall WR
    – OLB

    • babyteal1 - Feb 2, 2016 at 7:37 AM

      Move middle linebacker to the top of your list.

      • colorofmyskinz - Feb 2, 2016 at 8:03 AM

        Yea I hear you there. Tough call on these D positions. We need them at every level of D.

    • sidepull - Feb 2, 2016 at 7:46 AM

      I dont think they need to spend what Mack would cost. Check out the NT from SF, Ian Williams. He is worth a good look.
      I have a feeling Akeem Hicks from the Pats is going to cost a bit but hes a nice DT at 6’5, 324 long and heavy. NE will try to keep him I am sure. But you never know.

    • austrianhttrfan - Feb 2, 2016 at 8:53 AM

      I agree with the order!!!…
      Alt ought I will say that I think Pot will come back and therefor DE is on 2nd position!…

    • sidepull - Feb 2, 2016 at 9:19 AM

      “All around TE” If only they were easy to find,, and everybody wants one…..

    • Trey Gregory - Feb 2, 2016 at 4:03 PM

      I can’t understand why some of you keep saying we need OLBs more than ILBs. We have two pro bowl caliber OLBs (Kerrigan and I assume we’re going to resign Galette), an up and coming rookie who was the rookie sack leader (smith), and although he wasn’t worth a second round pick Trent Murphy is plenty good as a backup OLB. We have a young and talented group of OLBs. I won’t complain if they want to add another guy for competition and insurance in the case of injury, but OLB is one of our stronger grounds. But we have NOTHING at ILB. No quality starters and no depth. Are you guys really comfortable with what we have at ILB?

    • rcjur - Feb 2, 2016 at 4:03 PM

      Redskins top position needs inn draft should be NT, DE, CB, WR, TE. We all know the GM will get it right bringing in good free agents. Hopefully they will be true football players as we have complete confidence in his work. From me I would add these players in FA. Top FA pickup would be DE Wilkerson (Jets), then add Bobbie Massie (OT) Arizona, Nigel Bradman (LB) Buffalo and sleeper and certainly a tough still young player Bernard Pierce (RB) Jags. We can say goodbye to Morris and let Jones and Pierce hold it down until team finally lands that all purpose RB. Then we can finally say goodbye to players like DT Golston, LB Riley and OL LeReibus. Resign FAs Robinson, Thomas, Knighton, Galette, Foster, Compton, Blackmon. Stick Cousins with Unrestricted franchise tag and see what his Agent can get as price which won’t be what they think, and go from there. Don’t break the bank for one player especially an average qb that really hasn’t played anyone. Let’s go GM!

  2. scottmccloughanfan - Feb 2, 2016 at 8:42 AM

    TANDLER, you sir are an old party pooper.

    That list of five includes the only two free agents I have been opining for, and two others as alternates.

    Having followed the REDSKINS for 67 years, I won’t live long enough to see this team rebuilt through the draft.

    We need a top center and FS from outside the organization.

    We need to rebuild the d-line in particular, and the defense in general in this draft.

    We need a WR, RB, TE, NT, DE, OLB, ILB, 2 CB, S.

    Ten spots we need top fifty talent.

    By then, TRENT WILLIAMS will be 37.

    Sooner or later, we’ve got to spend real money on a couple of those slots and get talent from elsewhere.

    BTW, this is not VINNIE CERRATO typing. I never wanted all those FA’s we’ve had in the past.

    I only want a couple now until the RGIII debacle can be overcome………another deal I vehemently opposed.

    We didn’t have an o-line to protect the QB then. Draft o-linemen was my mantra in 2012.

    • ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© - Feb 2, 2016 at 9:32 AM

      We could draft a center. We should probably do that and give offseason work to Long at that position.

      Mack is going to want a big fat long-term contract with a bunch guaranteed, and he’ll get it. I remember hoping we would trade back in 2009 and get another pick plus Mack.

      As it happened, Orakpo fell to us at 13 and the Browns drafted Mack at 21 (a bit higher than I thought he’d go).

      McCloughan wants to get younger and build through the draft, so it’s unlikely he’ll throw around the money it takes to get Mack now.
      ~

      • scottmccloughanfan - Feb 2, 2016 at 12:49 PM

        A center like AUSTIN REITER? I thought we already did that. Can’t continually burn picks in the low rounds year after year.

        Of course, the gem is out there. A splendid under-achiever waiting to be discovered. Someone like SCOT McCLOUGHAN is the man to get the job done all right.

        • ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© - Feb 2, 2016 at 12:59 PM

          Aww, don’t pick on poor Austin. We used a 7th rounder on him.

          I’m thinking more of a guy like Nick Martin or some other center prospect who is still around later on day 2.
          ~

        • ET - Feb 2, 2016 at 1:57 PM

          “Can’t continually burn picks in the low rounds year after year.”

          That’s exactly what those low round picks are for. A very small percentage become “hits.” But when they do it’s pretty exciting. Austin wasn’t a bad pick, just a project. Having said that, I’d like to see Scot & Co. aim higher for a center, whether in the draft or FA. Or maybe Long will work out, who knows?

  3. warpath1 - Feb 2, 2016 at 9:48 AM

    We are not one draft away or one free agency away from the super bowl. I would like to see us keep as many guys that were on last years team as possible. They actually, for once played like a unified team, and with a good locker room attitude. Not the most gifted players in the NFL but can set the tone for drafted players how a well led team runs. At least 2 more years of staying on the same page with scot and jay and then we can expect to go well into the playoffs. Anything over 8 and 8 until then is expecting too much

    • goback2rfk - Feb 2, 2016 at 11:12 AM

      Expecting more than 8 – 8 for Gruden’s 3rd year is not expecting too much. Anything less than 9 – 7 next season would be moving in the wrong direction and considered a failure.
      10 – 6 would be a good goal for next year.

      • bangkokben - Feb 2, 2016 at 12:25 PM

        Those are unrealistic expectations. Because of previous mistakes, Gruden had the wrong personnel in his first year, overachieved in his 2nd year, and is still in the middle of a rebuild entering his 3rd year. 10-6 is a reasonable goal for 2017, not that it can’t be attained this year but again that would be overachieving.

        • scottmccloughanfan - Feb 2, 2016 at 12:42 PM

          Right with you BEN.

          Two years to a legitimate shot at a division champ.

          8-8 next season. Have the nay-sayers looked at the schedule for 2016? 10-6 and i would be absolutely giddy.

          Aim ZIGGY HOOD right at GOLSTON and KEARSE. We’re in dire need of competition there, and we need to get younger and better in the back-up slots.

          Consider a #21 pick on a DL, a later DE pick or vice-versa depending on best player available, and take an undrafted FA DL for the practice squad.

        • timwillhide - Feb 2, 2016 at 1:08 PM

          Cousins is in the 3rd year of the system this is when a QB should be excelling in that offense he should have it down. With this Draft and Free agency Gruden should have the guys he wants. 10-6 should be the standard here anything lower than 8-8 should be in acceptable. Can’t believe this season isn’t even over yet and the excuses come out.

        • bangkokben - Feb 2, 2016 at 2:25 PM

          Sure, Cousins is entering the 3rd year in this system. But it’s a 53-man sport. Unless, they change the rules to fives guys in the park, you need to take a lot at the entire team. Rob couldn’t do anything with Haslet’s defense or Keith Burns’ special teams units in 2013.

        • hail74 - Feb 2, 2016 at 1:46 PM

          We all know how you hate excuses Tim, your either getting the job done or your not! Isn’t that right?

        • bangkokben - Feb 2, 2016 at 2:25 PM

          Truly, spot on.

        • warpath1 - Feb 2, 2016 at 2:04 PM

          no excuses. Good teams are not build in 1 or 2 years.

        • timwillhide - Feb 2, 2016 at 2:37 PM

          It’s the third year this offense should be clicking. Defenses don’t take as long as offeneses. They should be clicking second year in. Our special teams is much improved.

        • timwillhide - Feb 2, 2016 at 2:41 PM

          I could see if it was the first or maybe even second year in the Offense but this is the third consecutive year. With an improved Oline and WRs. Should be clicking.

          Like some of us said let’s see it get done against better defenses. This Team has better players and more Consistancy than it has had in a while it shouldn’t be an issue to get to 10-6

        • warpath1 - Feb 2, 2016 at 3:25 PM

          this will be only the second year the head coach could name the starters

        • ET - Feb 2, 2016 at 3:50 PM

          “Can’t believe this season isn’t even over yet and the excuses come out.”

          Can’t believe next season is so far off, and yet the unrealistic bar-setting is in full swing.

        • rcjur - Feb 2, 2016 at 4:09 PM

          Problem is in 2016 team will go 6-10 and Gruden will be finally fired. There is no way this team after they make the mistake and pay Cousins too much, will be better or equal to 9-7 season. It won’t be a weak schedule and more than likely Cousins will choke and regress after teams get a full year of study on him, and with the defenses and pressure he will receive next season. He’s not a franchise qb. Good backup not worth the money

        • timwillhide - Feb 2, 2016 at 7:30 PM

          Warpath. I will give you 1 starter at QB but Cousins will still have bin in this system for 3 years. If he is as good as all the Cousins fans think he is it is a non issue.

        • timwillhide - Feb 2, 2016 at 7:33 PM

          10 wins is not in realistic expectations. We won 9 this year it is only 1 more. That still gives him 6 losses.

          And if Cousins is as good as some claim comparing him toTom Brady. Then he should be getting 11 or 12 wins

        • timwillhide - Feb 2, 2016 at 9:23 PM

          * unrealistic

        • captblood3000 - Feb 4, 2016 at 8:49 AM

          Those who say the Skins can’t repeat as division champs need to identify who should win the division. I expect all their rivals to be mediocre again next year.

        • bangkokben - Feb 4, 2016 at 9:23 AM

          I’ll agree with you that all the rivals should be mediocre and they all play the same schedule except for two games. So against the 14 common games, can the Redskins be two games better than a Cowboy team with a 16-game Romo? The ‘skins will have games against the Panthers and Cardinals while the Cowboys play the Bears and Bucs. No one knows how good or bad these teams will be next year but the conventional opinion is that if those games were played today, the ‘skins would be 0-2 and Romo-led Cowboy team would be 2-0. I’d say, Romo playing 16 games next year is wishful thinking and I’m not sure how good that team will be without a strong running game but they can’t be that stupid to not address the running back, can they? Unlike other posters here, I don’t subscribe to the worst case scenario for the Redskins and the best case scenario for our rivals, but even still, I’d put the Redskins chances for repeating as division champs around 40%.

        • Trey Gregory - Feb 4, 2016 at 3:27 PM

          I personally think it’s completely unreasonable to expect 10 wins in 2016.

          This team is on the right track, but it will be year two of a rebuild. There was a bit of luck to our record last year. There was great improvement, but a little luck too. Dallas should be significantly better and the Eagles and Giants are kind of unknowns because of new staffs, but those teams (especially Philly) have a lot of talent. I doubt we sweep Philly again, or any NFC East team, in 2016. Plus we’re playing some clubs that are frankly just ahead of us.

          8-8 seems more reasonable to me. There’s still going to be a lot of new players on this team. The defense could look very different. New players learning a new system. Plus we will probably start a lot of young guys and rookies from the upcoming draft. There’s a lot of growing pains with young and inexperienced players, even when they’re very talented.

          It simply takes more time to build a team into a consistent contender. The danger of the 2015 success is that some fans have a false sense of where this team is. Then that people get too impatient when the record either doesn’t improve or gets worse. I’m much more concerned with how this team looks on the field than their win/loss record. I want to see good fundamental football. I want to see depth. I want to see this team compete, even with good teams, and keep the games close even if they lose.

          There’s still a lot of growing to do, especially for Cousins. He showed a lot in 2015, but he’s not done developing. I fully expect him to stumble a bit in 2016. That doesn’t mean he’s awful, doesn’t deserve a contract, and should be cut. It means he’s human, not on the greatest built team (at the moment), and will only be in his second year as a starter. The most important thing will to see if Cousins, our young players, or new starters progress and take more steps forward through the course of the season. We won’t have the depth and talent to compete with a team like Carolina for probably at least another year or two, if everything goes right.

        • bangkokben - Feb 4, 2016 at 9:29 PM

          The great thing about the NFL is that it is always changing. In 1991, the Redskins looked completely unstoppable and appeared to be on the verge of starting a dynasty. Instead they backed into the playoffs the next year. Then by 1993 everyone suddenly got old overnight. So, I ask you, what makes you think the Eagles can split victories with the Redskins? Why would Dallas be significantly better next year? There are way too many unknowns right now. What we do know is that Romo is 36 years-old and has had multiple broken bones in his back and collar bone. He also has a penchant to hold onto the ball until the last split second. He’s going to play 16 games next year?! Call me skeptical. Now, I’m not saying the Redskins will win 10 games and I do agree that it is the process that is important but regardless of how they won the division this year, they should be competitive within the division next year.

        • timwillhide - Feb 4, 2016 at 10:07 PM

          It’s year 3. They Consulted Scott Grudens 1st year and The system has bin in place for 3 years. There won’t be much change on offense if any. Defense is quicker for players to learn the scheme and there won’t be too much change there either.

          Where were all these excuses from you 2 when we had a whole teamed learning a new offense? Where was it when our QB was playing with a lot less talent around him wearing a brace.

          I fully expect a QB that has bin in the same system for 3 years to be excelling. If not than all it was was lucky and playing bad teams PERIOD

        • Trey Gregory - Feb 5, 2016 at 12:51 AM

          Ok. 2016 is year two of the rebuild. It’s year two of Scot McCloughan coming in to rebuild this team. Gruden is just the coach, not the personnel guy. I’m talking about rebuilding the roster. Not systems. 2016 is year two of Scot McCloughan’s rebuild for this team.

          Also, please don’t assume that just because I’m supporting Cousins now doesn’t mean that I wasn’t supporting RG3 since he was drafted. I’m a huge RG3 fan. He was a Heisman for my school then, but pure couincidence, went to my NFL team. It was amazing. I absolutely love the guy. I also did make plenty of statements about how bad the team around him was. From top to bottom, he didn’t get much help. But that’s over now, in the past, completely irrelevant to the future and where this team is going. I’m allowed to be an RG3 fan and still support Cousins. The two things aren’t mutually exclusive.

          The point is that this team isn’t built to be a real contender yet. I expect good play from certain players (I expect good play from Cousins). But Cousins can play lights out and we still lost to a team like Carolina because the rest of the team isn’t at that level yet. That was my point. Don’t get too caught up in the record. We’re not at that point quite yet.

        • bangkokben - Feb 5, 2016 at 8:31 AM

          tim, you’re such an IDIOT! You couldn’t find a quote from me for the other thing you accused me of two days agoAND if you looked in 2013 and the beginning of 2014, you’d see my defenses of Griffin then. YOU’RE THE ONE who is completely inconsistent with your defense. Unless you define consistent as ONLY defend Robert Griffin and nobody else has extenuating circumstances. Just STFU!

        • timwillhide - Feb 5, 2016 at 9:05 AM

          Bang your such a liar. You would say you were RG3s biggest supporter then go on to criticize everything the guy did without looking at other aspects of the team. And would make every excuse for Cousins. I called you out back then for it.

          I think an idiot would be someone who thinks the QB needs to step up in the pocket on a bootleg. Remember writing that?

          I didn’t bother to look because you would just back track or say I made it up like the individual Oline stats I posted.

          You are by far the biggest hypocrite on here. You want to criticize one guy that played through injuries behind a horrible Oline. Then want to make excuses for a guy that is playing healthy with a much better team around him just because he is going to play a tougher schedual this year.

          Lol you can’t even watch video and know what kind of play it is or what Defense the opossing team is running without someone else explaining it to you

          I expect a team with there 3rd year in a system to excel especially when people like you expected a guy to do it working with a hell of a lot less and les consistency around him.

          Keep getting pissed because I’m calling you out on your bias inconsistent comments.

        • bangkokben - Feb 5, 2016 at 9:26 AM

          Tim you are an idiot. Absolutely. You’ve probably always BIN (never spelled correctly, by the way) an idiot. Since, you can’t understand the written language of English, don’t understand that people change their minds over time, and don’t understand that people sometimes remember things incorrectly – even though they’ve corrected theses misunderstandings with you repeatedly, you can’t let them go; I’m done with you. Even though you thoroughly suck as a Redskin fan, since you are a fan of MY team, have a great life, sincerely.

        • timwillhide - Feb 5, 2016 at 9:16 AM

          Since I’m such an idiot explain to me why you among others expected RG3 to play better behind a bad oline, Playing injured, with less talent. Than Cousins who is playing with more talented around him, a better Oline, healthy the whole time, and know he will be in the same system for the3rd year.

          Hell RG3 wasn’t even afforded the opportunity to run the same Offense 2 years in a row and you want to make excuses for a guy that is in his 3rd year GTFOH

          If you haven’t seen me defending Cousins and saying he did a good job this year and last than you are only reading my response to you and other unfair criticism of RG3 and none of my other comments. That comes from you thinking you are always right when most of the time you are dead wrong.

        • Rich Tandler - Feb 5, 2016 at 9:20 AM

          The horse you are beating is well beyond dead. I’ve never barred anyone for repeatedly making the same points over and over and over and over again, but there’s always a first time.

          You’re driving people away from the discussion. Here is your cease and desist on the topic of RG3 and the quality of his offensive line vs. that of Cousins.

          Just stop.

        • bangkokben - Feb 5, 2016 at 9:26 AM

          Your comprehension skills are limited. Your whole premise is wrong. I have wasted way too much time trying to reason with you. I can’t help if you read another poster’s thoughts and attribute it to me. I can’t help that you have a metal plate in your head and it affects the way you think – if that is even true or not, I don’t know; but, I have nothing further to say to you.

        • timwillhide - Feb 5, 2016 at 11:02 AM

          Rich all I have ever done is point out the circumstances that each player has played under and have saide you can’t compare them when they are playing under those circumstances. I am Completely Right about the Oline situation and the expectations of this team for next year. The problem is whenever you Criticize Cousins Play or Compare the circumstances which either played under people can’t handle the truth. Why didn’t you jump in when Bang was shooting his mouth off about me personally ie name calling metal plate. Hell I’m a veteran and I take offense to the metal plate comment. Where is the correction about that?

          This is supose to be a discussion with stats and game situations to argue your point but when Bang among others don’t agree and can’t argue against what I’m saying or prove its false it resorts to their childish behavior.

          I will not stop pointing out the different circumstances any player has played under and putting out my own critique of the players on this team. I’m sorry they don’t fall in line with the Cousins is my Hero group. But I will not agree to an opinion that I think is wrong I’ve bin on here longer than anyone else that I noticed and if you feel the need to ban me for pointing out facts and the truth than so be it.

        • Rich Tandler - Feb 5, 2016 at 12:02 PM

          If you write about RG3 and his O-line and Cousins and his O-line again you will be banned. The topic has been beaten to death and then some. Enough is enough. Get over it and move on to something else.

          You do not have to agree with anything. Not commenting does not constitute agreement.

          If someone is trying to bait you or is personally insulting you, point that person out to me and I’ll take appropriate action.

          But I have a hunch that if you drop the subject nobody will bring it up because nobody, literally nobody besides you, cares.

        • timwillhide - Feb 5, 2016 at 11:09 AM

          BTW Bang you first said Cousins was going to get top QB pay, then you said he was going to get 17 million, then you dropped to 15 million. I’m sure next it will be 13 million if I didn’t already miss that one

        • bangkokben - Feb 5, 2016 at 12:15 PM

          Show the quotes, then you have something; but you can’t.

        • timwillhide - Feb 5, 2016 at 12:18 PM

          Then why don’t you write an article comparing the 2 situations and put an end to it. Instead of taking sides on the subject.

          If someone mentions a comparison between the 2 how is the Oline not part of the conversation?

          That’s like mentioning that there was a War between the north and South over big government and state control but not mentioning the slavery issue. You gotta have the whole story or its just not creditable

        • Trey Gregory - Feb 5, 2016 at 1:54 PM

          Tim just stop. Nobody wants to write an article about this or discuss it because it’s completely irrelevant. What is your point? What do you hope to accomplish? Say we all agree that RG3’s line was awful, he isn’t to blame for the bad play, and that he could have done as well as Cousins this year. Say we all agree to that: so what? It doesn’t change anything. RG3 will be off this team very shortly and Cousins will receive a contract that makes him the QB of this team for at least the next couple years. RG3 will not be returning, that’s just a fact. Like it or not, that’s reality. So what is the point of all this?

          Also, if you’re going to write an article, please learn the difference between “been” and “bin.” It’s the Internet, we all make typos and loosen up our grammar a bit. But you’re obviously intentionally doing that or don’t know how to spell a four letter word. It doesn’t make me want to take anything you say serious.

        • Rich Tandler - Feb 5, 2016 at 2:09 PM

          OK, we don’t need any comments here to back me up. Not fair to Tim to post some something he can’t respond to.

          Anything else I see along these lines will be deleted.

        • Trey Gregory - Feb 5, 2016 at 5:31 PM

          I’m sorry Rich I saw one of his replies in my email and hit reply before looking at everything else. Didn’t see all these other comments.

        • Rich Tandler - Feb 5, 2016 at 6:30 PM

          That’s cool. Just didn’t want it to get out of hand.

        • timwillhide - Feb 5, 2016 at 12:23 PM

          Rich if you look at the beginning of the threshold It started by saying expectations of the team once people came up with excuses I asked where were the excuses from the previous years when a player was in a worse position.

          If you notice nobody wanted to give a reason why. It just because of the unprovoked hate on a guy that did nothing wrong but get hurt

        • Rich Tandler - Feb 5, 2016 at 12:26 PM

          This is not a debate. More discussion of that topic and you’re done. And any more arguing this and you’re done.

          If you think it’s justified and enlightening for the readers you can go start your own blog.

          Thank you.

        • timwillhide - Feb 5, 2016 at 12:39 PM

          Rich I will write an article on the subject and whenever someone brings it up I will just write ” if you want to know my thoughts on the subject you can read them here” and I will attach a link. That should appes you and give each person their own choice if they want to know what I think on the matter.

        • Rich Tandler - Feb 5, 2016 at 1:36 PM

          No. The subject is done. Someone might come back here and argue the point and we’re in it all over.

          So, I guess I need to amend. No discussion or links to discussion about the topic of RG3’s offensive line vs. Cousins’ OL.

          Final warning. Again, not a debate.

        • timwillhide - Feb 5, 2016 at 2:51 PM

          Censorship it is I guess.

          I fully expect you to jump on anyone who compares those two’s playing ability and seasons they had.

        • Rich Tandler - Feb 5, 2016 at 3:39 PM

          Sorry, Tim. The “censorship” remark crossed the line. As did telling me what you “fully expect” me to do.

          Bye.

      • warpath1 - Feb 2, 2016 at 12:35 PM

        i would counter that this is actually year 2 for grudens team

  4. goback2rfk - Feb 2, 2016 at 11:09 AM

    Ziggy Hood? Um.. ok.

    • ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© - Feb 2, 2016 at 11:44 AM

      I’m sure we didn’t pay much.
      ~

      • bangkokben - Feb 2, 2016 at 12:27 PM

        One -year deal for a guy that was cut twice last year. Yeah, they didn’t overpay. The former 1st rounder now has another shot in the NFL. Gotta to like the fact that the GM is shaking the trees to find solutions to the team’s needs.

  5. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© - Feb 2, 2016 at 1:05 PM

    Re: 1st round draft pick

    Unless some top 10-15 guy falls to us, I’m still pretty upbeat about Andrew Billings.


    ~

  6. crawford - Feb 2, 2016 at 4:25 PM

    I think the Redskins need to look into the SEC to get whatever they need i do believe the Redskins or back to be a contender in the NFL

  7. Capital Defense - Feb 6, 2016 at 1:29 PM

    Raji only made 1.5 million last year, the Packers are low balling him with the Packer myths.
    He can be taken for a 1 year deal about 2.5-2.8 million, write it down in ink.

    • Trey Gregory - Feb 6, 2016 at 5:47 PM

      You’re assuming Raji even wants to leave GB. It’s also is true that players will take less money to play in GB. They’re a well ran team that has a history of taking care of their own and are legitimate Super Bowl threats every year. Guys will take a little less to play there.

      I think one mistake that I’ve seen a lot of Washington fans make when trying to figure out how much a free agent should make is not realizing that Washington isn’t a desirable landing spot yet. Maybe that changes in a year or two. Maybe the team stabilizes and Cousins turns out to be a top QB (or we find another one). But one year of going 9-7 after all the awful years this franchise has had isn’t going to make guys want to rush to our team. We won’t be player’s first choice, and we’re going to have to pay more to get talent.

      I also don’t really see how Raji is an improvement over Knighton. Don’t get me wrong, if we cut Knighton lose and sign Raji, I will be happy. But why cut Knighton lose to sign another guy his age? Knighton already established himself as a leader on the team, built relationships, gets along with people, obviously Baker loves him. How much money is Knighton asking for that he’s not worth keeping around?

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