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Some Impact Free Agent Targets for the Redskins

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When free agency opens on March 14th, the Redskins will need to be active if they expect to compete in the NFC East in 2018. Just last year, the Philadelphia Eagles were major player in free agency signing Alshon Jeffery, Torrey Smith, Nick Foles, and Chance Warmack. They also traded for Ronald Darby and Jay Ajayi. Look where that got them. On the starting roster for the Super Bowl, 12 starting players from Philly came from other teams either as free agents or via trade.

The Redskins need upgrades all over the roster. They should enter free agency with roughly $35 million in cap space after the recent contracts of Quinton Dunbar, Mason Foster, and Alex Smith are counted. They will need to put aside roughly $5 million for rookies. They may look to re-structure Jordan Reed's contract that will pay him $10 million in 2018. Still, they should have around $30 million to spend on re-signing their own key pending free agents and in open free agency.

Aside from Zach Brown and maybe one of either Trent Murphy or Junior Galette, I don’t see any must-sign free agents for the Redskins. They could look to retain Bashaud Breeland, Spencer Long and Ryan Grant, but may be fine letting these players test the market.

2018 (All Under 28) Free Agent Targets:

WR

Sammy Watkins (24) LAR

Allen Robinson (24) JAX

Donte Moncrief (24) IND

Jarvis Landry (25) MIA

Paul Richardson (25) SEA

Cody Latimer (25) DEN

RB

Le’Veon Bell (25) PIT

G

Andrew Norwell (26) CAR

Luke Joeckel (26) SEA

Chris Hubbard (26) PIT

Jack Mewhort (26) IND *coming off knee surgery

TE

Tyler Eifert (27) CIN *coming off back surgery

DT

Star Lotulelei (28) CAR

Sheldon Richardson (27) SEA

Bennie Logan (28) KC

Dontari Poe (27) ATL

EDGE

Ezekiel Ansah (28) DET

Kony Ealy (26) NYJ

CB

Malcolm Butler (27) NE

Terrance Mitchell (25) KC

S

Kenny Vaccaro (26) NO


Assuming we can re-sign at least Zach Brown, which three bigger-name free agents would you like to see us go after?

Poll

Of the free agents I have listed, who do you feel we have the most realistic chance of signing?

This poll is closed

  • 24%
    Sammy Watkins
    (687 votes)
  • 13%
    Le’Veon Bell
    (375 votes)
  • 16%
    Andrew Norwell
    (464 votes)
  • 11%
    Star Lotulelei
    (331 votes)
  • 5%
    Ezekiel Ansah
    (151 votes)
  • 16%
    Malcolm Butler
    (456 votes)
  • 5%
    Kenny Vaccaro
    (160 votes)
  • 6%
    Other (please list in comment section)
    (190 votes)
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