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Some Free Agent Targets for the Redskins as the Legal Tampering Period Starts Today

by @Tiller56

NFL: Preseason-Washington Redskins at Baltimore Ravens Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

The free agency legal tampering period begins today. The Redskins have many holes on their roster. Will they be a player in free agency? Could a splash pick be in the cards?

Below are some targets the Redskins could be interested in as we move towards free agency.


Randall Cobb: Cobb is a productive slot receiver who can gain YAC in the open field. A change of scenery may be just what he needs after eight seasons in Green Bay.

Tyrell Williams: Williams won’t be cheap, but he’s young, and looking to go somewhere when he can be a team’s top option in the passing game. Washington lacks a true top receiver, so the fit may be ideal if the money is not too high.

Devin Funchess: Funchess is like a power forward playing wide receiver. Much like Mike Evans, he wins with size, body position and physicality.

Jordan Matthews: Matthews is not a true go-to receiver, but he’s a solid route runner who is physical after the catch.


Maxx Williams: The former first round pick has been passed over in Baltimore. He’s a solid blocker and a sneaky-good receiver. He’d be a great fit in 12-personnel.

Jesse James: James is sneaky-athletic for a 6’7” 265 pound man. He’s improved his blocking each season, and he has the speed and size to be a mismatch for both linebackers and safeties.


Rodger Saffold: Saffold will probably command a pretty hefty salary, but he’s a solid guard who excels in open space. He’d be a very nice fit with Gruden’s offense.

Billy Turner: Turner is a light-footed mover who is more of a positional blocker than a true mauler. He does a nice job working to the second level on tandem blocks.

A.J. Cann: Cann could fit in nicely at left guard for the Redskins. He’s a powerful interior blocker who has improved his technique over the last two seasons.

Evan Boehm: Boehm can play both center and guard, and could give the Redskins a versatile interior lineman with some starting potential and positional flexability.


C.J. Mosley: Mosley is a prototypical 3-4 inside linebacker, who would give the Redskins a major presence at the position - something they have been lacking for years. Plus, he’s a former Alabama stud.


Darqueze Dennard: Dennard is a young, physical corner who needs a chance to shine as a boundary player. He is a solid bump-and-run defender.

Pierre Desir: Desir is a long, rangy corner with good ability to locate and disrupt passes. He’s best in hip-trail technique with solid over-the-top safety help.

Ronald Darby: Darby is a blazer with plus ball skills and smooth hips that allow him to break well on routes. He can play both outside and in the slot.

Bradley Roby: Roby is a solid slot corner who can play outside if needed. He’s best playing in zone coverage.


Landon Collins: The do-it-all safety should be on top of the Redskins wish list. He brings versatility, physicality, leadership and he’s from Alabama(yeah, that matters).

Tyrann Mathieu: The Honey Badger is a true ball-hawk who can play as a S or nickle back. He’s not afraid to mix it up in run support either.

Tashaun Gipson: Gipson will be 29 when the season starts, but the guy can play. He’s a ball-hawking safety who’s recorded 20 interceptions in his career, and is not afraid to come up and lay the lumber.