No Redskins In RotoWorld's Top 50 Free Agents

Jonathan Daniel

If you are wondering if teams will be tripping over each other to sign away our free agents, RotoWorld rings in with an answer.

We talk about it a lot around here, and I like it. The question at the center of a recurring debate on Hogs Haven is, "Which of our players--if released or allowed to walk via free agency--would garner immediate and sincere attention from other teams in the league?"

This clearly does not include players like Robert Griffin III, Trent Williams, Brian Orakpo, Alfred Morris, etc. but instead applies to those players who would find themselves on the outside of our 53-man roster. In Evan Silva's Free Agent Update today at RotoWorld, he listed zero Redskins among his Top 50 free agents. Now, many of the men he listed will not change teams thanks to franchise tags and contract re-workings, and this is just one man's opinion, but this is still a stark underlining of an issue that has been grating many of us in recent years. (I should point out that I am not using this post to argue for the inclusion of any Redskins, though I am hoping to carry that part of the debate forward in the comments section.)

On one hand, there is no denying that our roster has generally improved under Bruce Allen and Mike Shanahan. Try and remember the disaster of a squad we fielded under Vinny Cerrato at least once or twice. I am pretty sure we made cuts that didn't even register with CFL franchises. These days, the quality of what we are holding onto is much higher. That is a good thing, and a huge step in the right direction.

On the other hand, even though I am not trying to argue that any of our free agents belong on rankings lists, it would be nice to see an example of a player that might get away from us that would draw interest from other teams. If Fred Davis is not a player that could catch on easily somewhere else, wouldn't it stand to reason that some team would find Lorenzo Alexander to be an attractive option? Like Davis, Daryl Smith lost the last season to injury. And Alexander is a Pro Bowler after all--wouldn't he be more sought-after than a guy like Dustin Keller (who may have been ruined by Mark Sanchez)?

Do I hear anyone working up the courage to put Kory Lichtensteiger on this list?

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