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List of NFC East Free Agents for Redskins to Poach From Like Last Year

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Redskins hit a homerun signing Stephen Bowen away from the Cowboys. Bowen signed a five-year, $27.5 million contract.
Redskins hit a homerun signing Stephen Bowen away from the Cowboys. Bowen signed a five-year, $27.5 million contract.

Mike Shanahan said last year after the free agency rush ended that there's an advantage taking players within your division. Not only is there obvious one less piece of personnel from our opponent, but also the intel they bring from our rival's scheme.

In free agency last year the Redskins signed one player from each NFC East team: Stephen Bowen (Dallas), Barry Cofield (NYG), and Sav Rocca (PHI)...arguably three of the best players on the team last year, So, what's the pool of free agents in the NFC East looking like this year? It's quite a long list...

Offensive Line.....
Evan Mathis (PHI)
King Dunlap (PHI)
Derrick Dockery (DAL) - OG
Montrae Holland (DAL) - OG
Stacy Andrews (NYG) - OG
Kareem McKenzie (NYG) - OT

Quarterbacks...
Vince Young (PHI)
David Carr (NYG)

Running Backs...
Ronnie Brown (PHI)

Wide Receivers...

Mario Manningham (NYG)
Domenik Hixon (NYG)
Devin Thomas (NYG)
Laurent Robinson (DAL)
Martellus Bennett (DAL)
Steve Smith (PHI)

Kickers...
Mat McBriar (DAL)

Defensive Linemen...
Dave Tollefson (NYG) - DE
Rocky Bernard (NYG) - DT
Jimmy Kennedy (NYG) - DT
Victor Abiamiri (PHI) - DE
Juqua Parker (PHI) - DE
Derek Landri (PHI) - DT
Trevor Laws (PHI) - DT
Anthony Spencer (DAL)
Keith Brooking (DAL)
Bradie James (DAL)
Chase Blackburn (NYG)
Jonathan Goff (NYG)

Cornerbacks...
Terrell Thomas (NYG)
Alan Ball (DAL)
Frank Walker (DAL)
Will Blackmon (NYG)
Michael Coe (NYG)
Aaron Ross (NYG)
Justin Tryon (NYG)

Safeties...
Abram Elam (DAL)
Deon Grant (NYG)
Derrick Martin (NYG)

We can cross off the QBs and Derrick Dockery. Shanahan loves veteran RBs, which they currently have none of. Ronnie Brown could be a training camp guy there. Who you got? Redskins add depth to safety? CB?