So there were a few developments on the Redskins front last night, but no deals were signed at the time of writing this. The Eddie Royal saga continues, with speculation yesterday that he had signed for the Redskins running amiss, then rumors were the deal was on hold while other teams showed their interest. But Dan Hellie of NBC reported that the Redskins brass had dinner with Royal last night.
NFL source: WR Eddie Royal dining with Redskins owner Dan Snyder, Bruce Allen, and Mike Shanahan at Mortons tonight. #anotherWR— Dan Hellie (@DanHellie) March 14, 2012
That by no means guarantees the deal will be done, but it's not often Snyder has dinner with a player and doesn't sign him...
Meanwhile, Adam Schefter reported that two-time pro-bowl safety Brandon Meriweather is scheduled to visit with the Redskins.
Bears free-agent safety Brandon Meriweather now planning to visit Washington on Wednesday.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2012
Safety is certainly a need after we cut Atogwe to make cap room, and it looks ever increasingly more likely that LaRon Landry won't be back.
Redskins players are doing their best to try to get London Fletcher back. Corner Josh Wilson and recently re-signed Adam Carriker both tweeting to him encouraging him to come back. (Tweets and more after the jump)
@LFletcher59 Hey remember when u called me???...Now I'm callin you...WE NEED YA!!!— Josh Wilson (@TheJoshWilson) March 14, 2012
@LFletcher59 Why don't you meet me at Redskins Park tomorrow? You know, so we can both sign our contracts!— Adam Carriker (@BigPoppaPump94) March 14, 2012
Clearly the Redskins players want Fletcher back. You must feel like this is one of the Redskins priorities right now.
Tight end John Carlson looks to have gone off the Redskins radar after rumors suggested the Redskins had talked to him. He has visits lined up with the Chiefs, among others.
Cornerback Eric Wright is now off the market, Adam Schefter reporting that he's joined the Buccaneers:
First deal of day is in: CB Eric Wright reached agreement with Tampa Bay, signing deal today.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2012
Redskins will have to look elsewhere to secure their secondary.
I'm expecting the market for offensive lineman to be set today. It would appear Carl Nicks is following Vincent Jackson to Tampa Bay, while the Saints look to replace him with Ben Grubbs.
So with that said, I'd expect to hear something about the Redskins and at least one offensive lineman today. The Texans cut right tackle Eric Winston (who has seen plenty of interest) and allowed center Chris Myers and left guard Mike Brisiel hit the open market. With us running the same offense as the Texans and having a history of taking pieces from them (Kyle Shanahan for one...), don't be surprised if we are in the mix for at least one of those guys.
I believe that's just about it for this morning. I'll be tweeting any Redskins related stuff all day on long twitter, feel free to give me a follow (@UkRedskin1). Otherwise, keep checking back here for updates. I'm sure Kevin, Parks and Steve will be covering all bases here today as they did superbly yesterday.