Most people expected the Washington Redskins to at least have interest in Packers RT Bryan Bulaga, but the contract he is looking for might price them out. The Washington Post's Mike Jones reported that the Redskins didn't want to go higher than $4.5-5 million range for Texans RT Derek Newton before he re-signed with his team. Bulaga is reportedly looking for a deal that pays him $7-8 million annually which the Packers are not willing to give him. If Bulaga does not get the money he is seeking he could take less to stay in Green Bay, but would he take less to go to another team?
Bryan Bulaga(6'5", 314 lbs, 25 years old) was drafted in the 1st round in 2010, and has started 48 of the 52 games he has played in over his first 4 years in the NFL. Bulaga is considered the top tackle in a thinning free agent class. Yesterday Doug Free was re-signed by the Dallas Cowboys and Derek Newton re-signed with the Texans. The Redskins are reportedly interested in Cowboys backup RT Jermey Parnell who has worked with Redskins OL coach Bill Callahan over the last three seasons.
Other options are St. Louis Rams OT Joe Barksdale, former Carolina Panthers OT Byron Bell, and the list gets even less appealing from there if you're looking for a starter. The Redskins re-signed Tom Compton for another year last week, and have Morgan Moses who will be returning from Lisfranc surgery. The Redskins could always turn to the draft if they strikeout in free agency.