A look at the importance of Darrel Young and a look at how the Redskins will use him going forward.
Washington Redskins defensive end Stephen Bowen made the sort of proclamation that never seems to work out well. At least in Washington. He told ESPN980's Chris Russell the other day that the Redskins could have "the most dominant D-line in the NFL."
We're past the point where every question pertains to free agency. That only took about a week, right? But the Washington Redskins still have a lot of work to do, and the questions reflect that: How many more players will be signed? Will Brian Orakpo sign a long-term deal? DeSean Jackson a possibility? And what about returning to RFK? All these and more in Part 1 of the Redskins mailbag. Enjoy.
Still unsigned: E.J. Biggers, Josh Wilson. Biggers seems to still be in their plans, though I have not heard much in the last several days on this front. My guess is he will be re-signed, likely on another one-year contract. Wilson was replaced as the slot corner by Porter.
Two players who visited Redskins Park this week - OL Mike McGlynn and WR Kenny Britt - left without signing and are visiting other teams. McGlynn, who played guard and center for the Colts the past two seasons and for Jay Gruden's Bengals in 2011, is scheduled to visit the Rams, according ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio. Britt, meantime, visited the Bills on Friday but left without a deal, according to the team. The 25-year-old visited the Redskins on Tuesday and dined with front office employees at the Wine'ing Butcher in Ashburn. Britt has now visited the Redskins, Bills, Rams and Patriots. The Seahawks and Panthers are also reportedly interested.
"Phillip Thomas, we had high hopes for him last year," said Allen. "He was going to start for us and he ended up missing the year."
OK, it's not like he'll work for free. His one-year salary of the veteran minimum of $955,000 and his signing bonus of $65,000 constitute a pretty nice chunk of change to most of the world. But Moss has cashed much, much bigger paychecks and bonus checks through the years and it's likely that he would get along just fine if he didn't collect his 2014 salary.