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Free Agency Rumors: WAS to Pursue Dontari Poe, Barry Church; SF to Pursue Garcon

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Looks like little Shanny’s trying to get the band back together.

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The biggest area of need for the Redskins is pretty clearly along the DL. It looks like they may try to plug that hole with arguably the best DL available in FA... Dontari Poe.

Poe’s a 6’3”, 346-lb. mountain of a man. He’s arguably the best/top NT available on the market and would step in instantly as the Redskins starter at the position. He’s ideal for that spot in a 3-4 and is known as one of the best run stuffers in the league. He’d also be pretty much the first true NT the ‘Skins have had since switching to the 3-4 seven years ago. He’ll be very expensive.

Poe’s still only 26 years old and is already a multiple-time Pro Bowler and Second-Team All-Pro. He’ll probably be one of, if not the most expensive DL in FA.

Church is a 29-year-old S who has been a Dallas Cowboy since entering the league as an UDFA in 2010. He has nearly 500 tackles in his career to go along with 5 INTs, 16 PDs, 5 FFs, and 3 FRs. At 6’2” and 218 lbs, he’s primarily thought of as a SS.


In SF, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, new HC Kyle Shanahan and the 49ers are going to pursue Pierre Garcon. That addition could come in addition to a trade for Kirk Cousins...

While Cousins would be the big acquisition if the 49ers are able to pull it off, Garcon is still a standout WR and would be a huge get for the ‘9ers... and a huge loss for the ‘Skins.

Garcon is going to cost somewhere north of $10M annually, and while he’s not a 49er yet, it’s looking likely at this point.

Additionally, it’s looking more-and-more likely that former Redskins WR DeSean Jackson will end up in TB as a new Buc.