Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Redskins Looking At Their UFAs to Resign.......

Word coming from both The Washington Times and The Washington Post as well as is that the Redskins are looking at players that were here last year and are now UFAs (Unrestricted Free Agents) to fill starting roles vacated by Marcus Washington and Jason Taylor and provide depth in various areas including O-Line, DE, LB.

The Redskins have shown interest in Pete Kendall, Demetric Evans, Phillip Daniels, Khary Campbell and possibly Marcus Washington.

Evans currently has interest by both the Skins and the 49ers and should have a decision by Friday on where he plans to play. If he goes back to Washington, he will probably take the bulk of the snaps opposite to Andre Carter (much like he did last year) and actually be considered the starter and not a depth guy. This would be the case even if the Skins drafted a Brian Orakpo or Tyson Jackson.

Kendall would come back as the primary backup to both Dockery and Thomas which would be a major upgrade in depth especially with Randy Thomas coming off of neck surgery and Chad Rinehart still an unknown factor. He can also play Center (but doesn't like to play it).

Phillip Daniels and Marcus Washington would be key depth players for the right price playing a role similar to that of Randal Godfrey in 2007 for the Skins. Both could contribute in 3rd down passing situations (providing pass rush) and could spot start.

If most of these players re-sign it just leaves a opening at SOLB, which there are a few OLB FAs that could come in to take the role. Of course there is RT position but as of now it is going to be a camp battle between Heyer and Jansen (barring we take a OT at #13). Then that just leaves some depth issues at LB, CB, DE, P and OL that can be addressed with the draft or UDFA (undrafted rookies).

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