Daily Slop: Safety market thins for 'Skins; Does the Redskins Free Agent Strategy Signal a Change in Direction?

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Safety market thins for Redskins - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
The Washington Redskins need to find two starting safeties, which could be tougher after the first day of free agency. There is always the draft, but...

Darren Sproles gone, Jason Hatcher visiting Friday - ESPN
The Washington Redskins had interest in Darren Sproles. As has happened often this offseason, another team landed him. According to multiple reports t

Ryan Clark in town, ready to 'do business' | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Brandon Browner to visit Redskins | ProFootballTalk
The Redskins are a set to host a former Pro Bowl cornerback on a free agent visit. Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner is scheduled to meet with the Redskins on Thursday night, PFT's Mike Florio reports.

Need to Know: Five options for the Redskins at inside linebacker | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, March 13, 25 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage All of the talk has been about the lack of a safety acquisition in free agency, and there hasn’t been much about another major need.

Redskins sign backup OT Bruce Campbell | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Does the Redskins' free agent strategy signal a change in direction? | Comcast SportsNet Washington
—They are reasonably happy with a lot of the players they have. Not all of it, necessarily. But perhaps they view this as being closer to a team capable of going 10-6, as they did in 2012, than the one that went 3-13 last year with many of the same players. Maybe a coaching change and an improved performance from quarterback Robert Griffin III can go a lot further towards getting the team back to respectability than, say, paying Mike Mitchell $5 million per year to play safety can. —They are trying to wean themselves off of free agency as their primary method of building the team. The problem with plugging holes with free agents is that it becomes a self-perpetuating cycle. You draft a guy you might want to develop but you can’t really work him into the lineup because you have a player you acquired as a free agent playing ahead of him and the former free agent’s paycheck says he has to play. You end up not developing your draft picks and when it’s time to fill the hole you have to go out into the free agent market.

Ryan Clark on Daniel Snyder and the Redskins
"And for everything said about Mr. Snyder, he wants to win games," Clark continued. "But he told me, he was like ‘If there’s ever a chance that we could get you to either work here or play here again, the door is always open.’ So I always remembered that. And even through all the other things that I went through and all the feelings I had because of how I was handled during my unrestricted free agent year with them, I always remembered that. I thought that was classy of him. Because he didn’t have to reach out. He didn’t have to do that. So here we are again. We’ll see how it works."

Thoughts on the Redskins First Day of Free Agency | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog

Redskins have just more than $8 million left after Tuesday’s signings

The Redskins Blog | Shawn Lauvao Adds Power To O-Line

The Redskins Blog | Orakpo Helps Kids Make Good Choices

Free Agency off to a Fast Start...for some | Fanspeak.com

LOVERRO: Fans deserve answers about culpability for salary cap penalty - Washington Times
Like a prison tattoo, the Redskins will have $36 million attached to the franchise for years to remind everyone of the great injustice of the NFL punishment – because, in prison, everybody is innocent.

NFL free agency is usually for losers, but six playoffs teams signed some big names | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Six playoff teams from 2013 added new players to their roster on the first day of free agency.

Use of the Roster Bonus in Free Agency - Over the Cap

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