Daily Slop: High Salaries may Push Redskins to Draft for OL Help; Where the Redskins Stand on Signing day

A look at the top Redskins stories around the web


Redskins eye wide receivers Kenny Britt and Andrew Hawkins
Britt is a five-year veteran, who has spent all of his career with the Tennessee Titans. The 6-foot-3, 223-pounder recorded 700-yard seasons in each of his first two years in the league before battling injury and off-field issues over the course of the next three seasons. Last season, he had just 11 catches for 96 yards while appearing in 12 games. Hawkins is a restricted free agent, who played for Jay Gruden in Cincinnati. The 5-7, 180-pound slot receiver is entering his fifth season in the NFL. He too battled injury last season but recorded 12 catches for 199 yards in eight games. Hawkins had his best season in 2012, when he recorded 51 receptions for 533 yards and four touchdowns.

Report: Redskins 'leading contender' for Sproles | Comcast SportsNet Washington
The former Saints back who was released over the weekend in a salary cap move would be a good fit for the Redskins, giving Robert Griffin III a target who is a threat to take it the distance whenever he touches the ball. And Mike Freeman of the Bleacher Report says that he could land in D. C. "Washington right now seems to be the leading contender" to sign Sproles Freeman said.

Redskins express interest in Jairus Byrd, Corey Graham and Captain Munnerlyn
The Redskins over the course of the past several days have expressed interest in Buffalo safety Jairus Byrd, Baltimore cornerback Corey Graham and Carolina cornerback Captain Munnerlyn. Add those names to the list that already includes New England cornerback Aqib Talib and Carolina safety Mike Mitchell.

Redskins interested in Byrd but asking price may be prohibitive | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
ESPN.com is reporting that Byrd is seeking an average annual salary of $9 million. That would make him the second-highest paid safety in the game, just behind Eric Berry of the Chiefs. It was widely expected that he would try to become one of the top-paid safeties in the game so this report confirms that. Among the teams said to be interested in Byrd are the Dolphins and Rams and, according to the Washington Post, the Redskins.

Quick takes: Aqib Talib - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
Yes, the Washington Redskins are interested in New England cornerback Aqib Talib, who will be a free agent Tuesday. They were among the teams that contacted him, but this is clearly no surprise. I’m not sure of a Redskins beat reporter who didn’t speculate on this possibility. But they have contacted a number of players, or, more accurately, their agents

Five thoughts: Darren Sproles - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
With running back Darren Sproles done in New Orleans (his release has not yet hit the transactions wire), it led to another round of should the Redsk

NFL free agency: Where the Redskins stand on signing day
The Redskins have spent the last three days negotiating with the representatives of players as they look to upgrade a roster with holes in many positions. People familiar with the Redskins’ deliberations expect them to devote a significant amount of resources to upgrading their secondary. The team also has holes at inside linebacker, wide receiver and offensive line.

Jay Gruden calls himself a ‘blitz fanatic’
"I am a blitz fanatic," Gruden told ESPN 980′s Chris Cooley last week, when asked about protecting his quarterbacks. "I’ve seen every blitz known to man. We had Andy Dalton last year, he wasn’t quite the most mobile quarterback, so teams liked to tee off on us, so to speak. So I think you have to have a great variety of protections. You can’t just be a seven-man protection, eight-man. Then teams will drop eight and you’ll have nobody open ever. Your quarterback will be back there, and there’ll be eight guys covering three. You have no chance.

High salaries may push Redskins to draft for OL help | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Five things you need to know about NFL free agency | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, March 11, the day NFL free agency starts. Nickel coverage Here are five things to watch for today as the free agent frenzy gets underway at 4 p.m. Eastern time. 1.

Free Agency Eve: Redskins Hopes & Fears | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog

Garçon On Moss: 'We Need Him Back'
With Santana Moss status as a locker room leader in Washington, fellow Redskins WR Pierre Garçon calls the veteran a necessity to return in free agency.

HARRIS: Shopping season opens for Redskins, who need plenty of help - Washington Times
Free agency shouldn't be the primary means of building a team. "From within" is the term teams across all sports use. You draft and develop your own players and that should be the priority. But the right free agent or two added to that core group, along with a trade or two, can make the difference.

Buccaneers Prepared to Cut Revis... - Over the Cap
We look at the possible cut of Darrelle Revis and where he might land in the NFL

On the Clock Premium- Free Trial  | Fanspeak.com

On the clock is better than ever, now you can make trades and re-rank your big board!

A Look at Cash Spending in the NFL and the Impact on Free Agency - Over the Cap
Examining what cash spending can tell us about the NFL free agency and why the league should be spending nearly $500 million on free agents

Sources: DeMarcus Ware decision could come quickly - ESPN
IRVING, Texas -- The working relationship between the Dallas Cowboys and DeMarcus Ware could be decided by the time free agency begins Tuesday, accord...

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