Of course, those aren't the only free agents the Redskins have on defense. And while the Redskins could sign more of their own players than just the four on that list, let's work on the assumption that they are willing to let the other defensive free agents walk. Let's take a look at what they would need to acquire via free agency or the draft or through promoting from within.
A look at the ten players who helped themselves the most in scouts eyes during the game.
This week, GM Bruce Allen and other members of the personnel department attended the Senior Bowl, where they scouted over 100 prospects. One of the players Allen and Co. watched closely and interviewed was Wisconsin's Chris Borland, an inside linebacker talent evaluators have compared to Zach Thomas.
The Redskins have hired Randy Jordan to join Jay Gruden's staff as running backs coach, the team confirmed Saturday night.
But while many assumed Jim Haslett would be fired, Alexander, who signed with Arizona last offseason after seven seasons in Washington, understands why he was not. Nor was he surprised that Haslett was retained by new coach Jay Gruden.
Now that the Redskins have hired a running backs coach, the primary spots on Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden's staff have been filled. Gruden's staff will include several holdovers, including Sean McVay (promoted from tight ends coach to offensive coordinator), Chris Foerster (offensive line), Jacob Burney (defensive line), Raheem Morris (secondary) and Jim Haslett (defensive coordinator). Here's an updated list:
It's easy to list a bunch of guys that played well, but I think it's important to try and forecast a fit with the Redskins from a schematic standpoint. It's a little more clear on defense what the Redskins will do, as opposed to offense - but Jay Gruden and Sean McVay aren't about to re-invent the wheel.