If the season started today Tyler Polumbus would be the starting right tackle with Tom Compton and Maurice Hurt as the only real competition or back-ups. That is about as thin of a depth chart as you can get, as behind Polumbus you have Hurt who has started 1 game at right tackle and is coming off a season lost to injury, and Tom Compton who has played just a handful of snaps in his two year career. Polumbus has not been a particularly effective right tackle (though he's decent in run blocking) and it's proven to be quite a liability for the Redskins these past two seasons. Making matters worse is the fact that the Redskins could pick up $2.5 million in cap room by cutting Polumbus, meaning they can likely get an upgrade or at least similar production for the same price or less. This could be an early round draft target and let him battle Polumbus in camp.
The first wave of free agency didn't solve every problem, nor did the Redskins expect that to happen. But they still have other ways to bolster their roster, with more players still available - and with the trade market starting to form next week.
Part 2 of the Washington Redskins mailbag features Kirk Cousins trade talk, Tracy Porter's position, Bacarri Rambo's odds of starting and draft talk. Get used to the last one.
Cornerback Tracy Porter joined his fourth team in four years when he signed a tw-year, $6 million contract with the Redskins. The Saints made him their second-round pick in 2009 and he was in New Orleans through 2011. He spent 2012 in Denver and last year he was with the Raiders.