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5 Biggest Free Agent Signings In Washington Redskins History

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The 5 Biggest Free Agent Signings in Washington Redskins History

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Over the last several years, the Washington Redskins have earned a reputation of making bad free agency decisions. However, not every free agent move has been bad in Washington. As a matter of fact, there are plenty of players who actually turned out great careers after being signed by the Redskins in free agency. With that said, here are the five biggest free agent signings in Redskins history.

5. Bruce Smith

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5. Bruce Smith

Bruce Smith
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When the Redskins signed Bruce Smith in 2000, it was more because of his big name than the team really needing him. With that said, Smith ended up continuing his career dominance while with the Redskins, and over four seasons with the team, he was able to earn 29 sacks and 137 total tackles.

4. Shawn Springs

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4. Shawn Springs

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Shawn Springs was signed by the Redskins after spending the first seven seasons of his career with the Seattle Seahawks. As a member of the Redskins, Springs didn’t disappoint. A great cover man, Springs is among the best defensive backs the Redskins have ever had.

3. Ken Harvey

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3. Ken Harvey

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Among the best pass rushers in the NFL over his time with the Redskins, Ken Harvey was quite the signing for the team in 1994. He managed to amass 41.5 sacks over his time in Washington, and he is one of the best values signings the team has ever made in free agency.

2. London Fletcher

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2. London Fletcher

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An emotional leader and one of the best middle linebackers the NFL has ever seen, London Fletcher was quite the player for the Redskins over his time with the team before his retirement following this season.

1. Albert Haynesworth

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1. Albert Haynesworth

Albert Haynesworth
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Albert Haynesworth makes this list for all the wrong reasons. He never lived up to his 0 million contract and was an absolute flop for the Redskins. He tops the list simply for being such a big disappointment.