Daily Slop: Aqib Talib, Jairus Byrd, Mike Mitchell prove too Expensive for Redskins; Options Remain at Safety for the 'Skins

A look at the top Redskins stories around the web


Options remain at safety for the Redskins | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
There was a run on the safety position during the first hours of NFL free agency. Unfortunately the Redskins, who are in need of two starting caliber safeties, were not participants.

Redskins free agency: Ten observations - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
1. Yes, I’m surprised the Washington Redskins did not land one of the top safeties available. I’m not sure, however, that I would have pai

Need to Know: Five notes on the Redskins’ Tuesday signings | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, March 12, 26 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here is a comment on each of the free agents the Redskins signed on Tuesday: LB Perry Riley—They got him for three years and $13 million when he was looking...

Andre Roberts "elated" to join the Redskins | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Perry Riley Has Re-signed with Redskins, Team Announces " CBS DC
Linebacker Perry Riley has re-signed with the Washington Redskins, the team announced on Tuesday.

Carlos Rogers ‘Most Likely’ Corner to Sign with Redskins " CBS DC
Recently cut from the 49ers, Carlos Rogers could be the most likely off all the available corners to end up in Washington, according to Michael Phillips of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

DE Smith, CB Graham set to visit Redskins | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Redskins Free Agency: Thoughts on Day 1 - HTTR4LIFE.com

Change coming on Redskins O-line with Lauvao signing | Comcast SportsNet Washington

When the Redskins made free agency splashes
I just kind of just sat back and watched on Tuesday, when the Redskins signed a few pieces but no high-profile names. Do I know the precise dollar amount that safety Mike Mitchell deserved, and whether the Redskins judged his exact worth correctly? I do not. Thus, it would be hard for me to wring my hands with quite the vigor that some fans managed. Let’s let Jason Reid speak for them: On a day the Redskins needed to make a big splash, [Bruce] Allen only produced ripples. … And what’s most disturbing about Allen’s troubling start is that the Redskins have money to spend, but Allen seems to have no clue how to spend it. … There’s still plenty of time for Allen to surprise Redskins fans. He may have a trick or two up his sleeve. But you get a sinking feeling that there’s just nothing there. The Redskins needed to make a splash!? That’s different. Just for fun, I went back and read a couple of the times when the Redskins opted for splashes over ripples....

Aqib Talib, Jairus Byrd, Mike Mitchell prove too expensive for Redskins
Safety Mike Mitchell agreed to a five-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers worth a reported $25 million. Then safety Jairus Byrd agreed to a six-year, $54 million contract with New Orleans with $28 million guaranteed, according to multiple reports. And shortly before midnight, cornerback Aqib Talib agreed to a six-year, $57 million deal with the Denver Broncos. His contract featured $26 million guaranteed – an impressive payday for a player with great talent, but who has never played a full 16-game season because of injury and suspension issues.

Redskins add ILB/special teams standout Adam Hayward

Redskins free-agent analysis: Adam Hayward - ESPN
A thumbnail look at newly-signed inside linebacker Adam Hayward: What he got: Three years, $3 million with a $300,000 bonus. Quick analysis: Hayward

Redskins free-agent analysis: Andre Roberts - ESPN
A quick thumb-nail report on the Washington Redskins' newly-signed receiver Andre Roberts: What he got: Roberts signed a four-year, $16-million deal.

Redskins' offseason scorecard - NFC East Blog - ESPN
A look at what the Washington Redskins have done already this offseason -- and what they are waiting to do once free agency hits at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Th

Doug Williams On 'The Best Thing' For RGIII
Washington Redskins personnel executive Doug Williams shares his perspective on HC Jay Gruden and QB Robert Griffin III and the key to their mutual success.

Dezmon Briscoe not offered new contract by Redskins - Washington Times
The wide receiver, who did not play at all for the Redskins in 2013, was not tendered a new contract as a restricted free agent and is now free to sign with any team.

Free Agency Day 1 Winners and Losers: Rodger Saffold hits the jackpot | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: We spent weeks talking about the free agents about to hit the market. Jairus Byrd and Eugene Monroe and Branden Albert and Michael Bennett and Eric Decker and on and on and on. Rodger Saffold was mentioned too, but never as the top guy. But he beat almost every free agent in one very important area: Guaranteed money.

Aqib Talib signs with Denver for 6-year, $57 million | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Thoughts on the Redskins moves Day 1 of free agency | Fanspeak.com

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