After signing four veteran players in the past 10 days, including wide receiver DeSean Jackson, the Redskins' cap space is getting tight, with just over $2.5 million left. That's less than all but three NFL teams. However, there is no particular urgency for them to do anything about it.
While the Redskins have added some nice starters in free agency this offseason, just as important has been their ability to improve their talent level at the roster spots 23-50* (some of their depth signings may need to end up starting depending on what they do in the draft). One of the biggest issues with the Redskins in recent history, but particularly last season, was just their sheer lack of depth. Like other sports, the focus and attention is typically on the star players in the NFL, but the reality is football is the ultimate team sport.
Ryan Clark has been wearing Sean Taylor's jersey No. 21 in practice for many years while a member of the Steelers. He played alongside Taylor in 2004-2005 before leaving for Pittsburgh as a free agent.
A look at why the Redskins are far better off with signing DeSean Jackson than spending a high draft pick on a wide receiver.
They've gotten younger at key positions, added veteran leadership with Clark and Hatcher and will no doubt try to upgrade even more in the draft. If all these changes pan out, you could be witnessing a defense to be reckoned with.