The official free agency tampering period begins tomorrow at 12 pm, but everyone knows that agents and teams begin talking at the Combine, if not sooner. We've already seen several moves by the Redskins with a free agent signing(Ricky Jean-Francois), three players re-signed(Tom Compton, Duke Ihenacho, Niles Paul), and two overpriced veterans released(Barry Cofield, Stephen Bowen).
We will be tracking all the rumors and reports here.
Free Agent Signings:
DE Ricky Jean-Francois(SFA) - 3 years, $9 million
DT Stephen Paea, Bears(UFA) - 4 years, $21 million
DT Terrance Knighton, Broncos(UFA) - 1 year, $4 million
CB Chris Culliver, 49ers(UFA) - 4 years, $32 million
S Jeron Johnson, Seahawks(UFA) - 2 year, $4 million
S Dashon Goldson, Buccaneers: The Redskins trade a 2016 6th round pick for safety Dashon Goldson and a 2016 7th round pick.
Redskins Players Re-Signed:
OT Tom Compton(ERFA) - 1 year, $660,000
SS Duke Ihenacho(ERFA) - 1 year, $660,000
TE Niles Paul(UFA) - 3 years, $10 million
Kicker Kai Forbath(RFA) - 1 year, $1.542 million
S Trenton Robinson(RFA)
CB Justin Rogers(RFA)
QB Colt McCoy(UFA) - 1 year
Redskins Players Released:
DT Barry Cofield - Gained $4.1 million in cap space
Cofield had hip surgery this week to fix the labrum injury that was reported when he was released.
DE Stephen Bowen - Gained $5.5 million in cap space
Redskins Free Agent Rumors/Reports:
SS Brandon Meriweather(UFA):
- It was reported last month that the Redskins did not plan on re-signing Meriweather.
- Tarik El-Bashir reports the door isn't closed for a Meriweather return.
OT Tyler Polumbus(UFA):
John Keim reports there is not activity with Polumbus and he is not expected to re-sign.
NT Chris Neild(UFA):
Coming back from his 2nd ACL surgery. There is no activity in re-signing him.
WR Santana Moss(UFA):
Said he doesn't plan on retiring this year, but the Redskins haven't pushed to sign him...yet.
Redskins Players Signed by Other Teams:
RB Roy Helu, Jr.:
WR Leonard Hankerson:
OLB Brian Orakpo:
DE Jarvis Jenkins(UFA):
DE Stephen Bowen(SFA):
CB E.J. Biggers(UFA):
Reported Redskins Interest in Other Free Agents(Signed Elsewhere):
OG Mike Iupati, 49ers(UFA):
- Iupati signed a 5 year, $40 million contract with with the Arizona Cardinals
DL Ndamukong Suh, Lions(UFA):
S Tyvon Branch, Raiders(SFA):
DL Dan Williams, Cardinals(UFA):
- Williams signed a 4 year, $25 million contract with the Oakland Raiders
RT Derek Newton, Texans(UFA):
- Newton signed a new, 5 year deal, $26.5 million contract with the Texans shortly after the Redskins interest was reported
RT Jermey Parnell(UFA):
- Parnell signed a 5 year, $32 million contract with the Jaguars
RT Bryan Bulaga, Packers(UFA):
- Bulaga signed a 5 year, $33.75 million contract with the Packers
OLB Pernell McPhee, Ravens(UFA):
- The Redskins were interested in McPhee, but he agreed to a 5 year, $40 million deal with the Chicago Bears.
S Antrel Rolle, Giants(UFA):
- Rolle said his final decision came down to the Bears and the Redskins and he chose Chicago.
RB Justin Forsett, Ravens(UFA):
- Forsett re-signed with the Ravens on a 3 year, $9 million contract
S Nate Allen, Eagles(UFA):
- Allen signed a 4 year, $23 million contract with the Oakland Raiders
CB Brandon Browner, Patriots(UFA):
- Browner signed a 3 year, $15 million contract with the New Orleans Saints
RB C.J. Spiller, Bills(UFA):
- Spiller signed a 4 year, $18 million contract with the New Orleans Saints
S Marcus Gilchrist, Chargers(UFA):
- Gilchrist signed a 4 year deal with the New York Jets
S Ron Parker, Chiefs(UFA):
- Parker re-signed with the Chiefs, 5 years, $30 million
CB Perrish Cox, 49ers(UFA):
- Cox signed a 3 year, $15 million contract with the Titans
LB Andrew Gachkar, Chargers(UFA):
- Gachkar signed a 2 year, $5.5 million contract with the Cowboys
S Taylor Mays, Bengals(UFA):
- Mays signed a 1 year deal with the Minnesota Vikings
RB Stevan Ridley(UFA):
- Ridley signed a 1 year deal with the New York Jets after getting an offer from the Redskins
TE James Casey, Eagles(SFA):
- Signed a 1 year deal with the Denver Broncos
WR Michael Crabtree, 49ers(UFA):
- Signed 1 year deal with the Oakland Raiders
- Signed 1 year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars