When Pierre Garcon finalizes deal with 49ers, as expected, league sources believe he will make $16 million in first year.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) March 8, 2017
While the Skins welcome Vernon Davis back off a renaissance season, highly likely Chris Baker moves on with DL a focus for them in FA...— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 8, 2017
Skins will be in on Dontari Poe, a top target. Also in the safety market, with Barry Church, a target for JAX as well, in their sights— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 8, 2017
With the WR market still settling, #49ers set their sights on signing Pierre Garcon, sources say. He's familiar with Kyle Shanahan's system— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2017
Redskins re-sign TE Vernon Davis to 3-year deal https://t.co/wjtMzB9P4Y— Hogs Haven (@HogsHaven) March 8, 2017
Scot McCloughan not at Redskins Park for start of free agent negotiations - The Washington Post https://t.co/QwPzKfKGaw— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) March 7, 2017
The window for the NFL’s legal tampering opened yesterday at noon, and goes until March 9th at 4pm when free agency officially begins. Many deals have already been discussed over the last week at the NFL Combine, and will begin to be reported today. Teams must work through player’s agents during this time, and no official contracts can be signed until free agency opens.
The Redskins will have ~$35 million in cap space going into free agency this year. Washington is expected to look for help on the defensive line, along with a WR or two to replace DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garçon if they are not re-signed. Several Redskins free agents are expected to get early offers from other teams with Jackson, Garçon, and Chris Baker getting the most attention.
2017 Washington Redskins Free Agents:
QB Kirk Cousins - Exclusive franchise tag
WR DeSean Jackson
WR Pierre Garçon
TE Vernon Davis - re-signed for 3 years
DE Chris Baker
C John Sullivan
S Duke Ihenacho
S Donte Whitner, Sr.
CB Greg Toler
DE Cullen Jenkins
DE Ziggy Hood
NT Kedric Golston
ILB Terence Garvin
LS Nick Sundberg - Re-signed for 4 years
OT Ty Nsekhe(ERFA) - Tendered
OL Vinston Painter(ERFA) - Tendered
RB Chris Thompson (RFA) - tendered
ILB Will Compton (RFA) - tendered
Mike Jones from the Washington Post provided a few names the Redskins could be looking at over the next few days, along with a few more that have been rumored/reported.
Kenny Stills - re-signs with the Dolphins
Marquise Goodwin - Reportedly signing with 49ers
Barry Church - reportedly signed with Jaguars
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