And we thought the Redskins had no money to spend!. Here's a quick recap of what's happen so far.
Josh Morgan deal is done. Here's ProFootballTalk report on the numbers involved:
It's a five-year deal that, based on the language, will void to two years. The device was used to push 80 percent of the cap hit for the signing bonus into 2013, given the Redskins’ unexpected loss of $18 million in 2012 cap space.The two-year deal is worth up to $12 million, with $7.5 million guaranteed. (It’s unclear at this point how much of it is “fully” guaranteed or guaranteed for injury only.)
Despite this report on Eddie Royal from Grant Paulsen earlier:
I'm hearing from multiple sources that the #Redskins have agreed to terms with FA-WR Eddie Royal.— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) March 13, 2012
There are multiple contrasting reports as to his status. Some people have reported the deal is done and put out some numbers similar to that of the Morgan deal, while Jason La Canfora and Chris Russell are hearing it's still not done and other teams are involved. More on that when we get it.
Redskins have signed wide receiver Pierre Garcon to a five-year, $42.5 million deal with $21.5 million guaranteed.
Adam Schefter reported that the Redskins are in talks with cornerback Eric Wright, along with others:
San Francisco, Washington and Tampa Bay all pursuing free-agent CB Eric Wright.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2012
ESPN Radio980 reporting that sources are telling them the Redskins are interested in tight end John Carlson:
A league source close to ESPN980's @kevins980 has told him that the Redskins are in hot pursuit of former Seattle TE John Carlson— ESPN 980 (@ESPNRadio980) March 13, 2012
NFL Network's Michael Lombardi said live on air that the Redskins are interesting in bringing in Kyle Orton as well.
Ok, as far as I'm aware, that's all we've been linked with on twitter. Shoot me a follow (@UkRedskin1) for more updates.
One last thing from me, which is just speculation. I tweeted it out, but I'm beginning to wonder if Shanahan is thinking of running a slightly more spread offense with Robert Griffin III at the helm. Leonard Hankerson joining with the trio of receivers we've brought in (Garcon, Morgan and Royal) look like a nice quartet for a four receiver set.