The Redskins were not expected to be able re-sign their top free agents this year. They already lost WR Jamison Crowder to the New York Jets yesterday.
Now it's being reported that OLB Preston Smith will be signing with the Green Bay Packers. They also reportedly agreed to deals with OLB Za'Darius Smith and S Adrian Amos today
Preston Smith will reportedly get a 4 year deal worth $52 million. He only gets $16 million fully guaranteed at signing.
The Redskins will be in the market for an OLB this offseason, and will likely look to this year's draft. Free agent edge rushers get paid, and the Redskins need more homegrown talent and speed at the position. Ryan Kerrigan continues to play at a Pro Bowl level, but Ryan Anderson has yet to really step up as a pass rusher. Washington has been turning to cheap free agents to fill in the rest at OLB.