We are now over 36 hours into free agency and the Redskins have made some interesting moves to say the least. Yesterday the Skins re-signed fan favorite Santana Moss along with a couple of futures contracts and four undrafted free agents. Today has been a little more active.
It started around midnight when the Skins signed former Giants defensive tackle Barry Cofield. Cofield is, 6'3 305 lbs, is entering his sixth NFL season and is expected to play nose tackle despite not playing in the 3-4 since college at Northwestern.
After Cofield, Mike Shanahan seemed to focus heavily on wide receiver position. First, he signed former Baltimore Raven Donte' Stallworth to a one year deal. But then things got a little "strange". Shanahan traded former supplemental third round pick Jeremy Jarmon to the Broncos for veteran wide receiver Jabar Gaffney. Shortly after that journeyman receiver Brandon Stokley was signed to a one year deal.
The Redskins currently have 14 wide receivers under contract and there is a good chance many of the receivers brought in today are just bodies to compete in training camp. Don't forget that the Skins drafted three wide receivers in last April's draft.
Probably the Redskins best signing of the day came early tonight when it was announced that the team had agreed to terms with former Ravens' CB Josh Wilson. Wilson is considered to be a cover corner who should partner with DeAngelo Hall as a starter for the Skins.
The only other move of the day was to add a third quarterback to join John Beck and Ben Chappell, and that was signing former Jets QB Kellen Clemens.
The Skins are still heavily linked to Packers defensive end Cullen Jenkins. They are also expected to be buyers in the offensive line market the next couple of days. Strangely, there has been little chatter surrounding signing Rex Grossman.