By Jack Bolesta @JackBolesta on March 27, 2014
The Washington Redskins did not make a lot of noise during the first wave of this year’s free agency. The Redskins spent a lot of money on giving Brian Orakpo a franchise tag worth a little more than million for next season.
Washington still has some needs that need to be filled before the season starts. One of the strongest needs comes at safety. Here's a look at 5 players the Washington Redskins should still sign.
Washington had a ton of secondary problems last season. The team re-signed DeAngelo Hall, but Washington needs some fresh blood. Clark was a strong defender for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington would be lucky to have him. He said on SportsCenter that he planned on visiting Washington a couple weeks ago. The Redskins should really pursue Clark. He already spent two years of his career in Washington where he had three interceptions.
The Redskins still need a safety, and Nick Collins would be a cheap addition to Washington’s defense. He hasn’t played since 2011 when he suffered a neck injury. He has been rehabbing and told media that he is “ready to go”. Collins is a good safety who wants to get his career back on track. The Redskins could use a guy who has something to prove. He has played seven years in the NFL with 21 interceptions and 329 tackles.
It has been rumored that Kenny Britt has interest in landing with the Washington Redskins. This would be big addition to their wideouts. The Redskins need to add depth to the roster and Britt would help them achieve that goal. He is currently averaging 15.6 yards per reception and has 19 career touchdowns. Playing with Washington, Britt could be able to gain a significant role with the offense. The Redskins need a guy like Britt around.
This should be a familiar name to Washington fans. Rogers spent a lot of his career with the Redskins, and now that he is a free agent again, the team should look into bringing him back. He is a good shutdown defender, and the Redskins could get a lot of production from Rogers. In his last three years with San Francisco, he had nine interceptions, three fumble recoveries and two touchdowns.
Charles Brown is the best offensive tackle available right now. He is extremely valuable because he can play both left and right tackle, which would be very helpful to Washington's o-line. The team needs guys who can keep RG3 safe, and Brown has proven he is good at his job. He gave up seven sacks and 33 hurries in playing for New Orleans in 2013. He is versatile and Washington’s offensive line needs all the help it can get.
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