The Insider: Free agents


Posted at 01:30 AM ET, 04/02/2014

DeSean Jackson joins the Redskins: Roundup & reaction thread

News broke late Tuesday night. We’ve got it covered from many angles, so get caught up here, or talk about the move with fellow Redskins fanatics.

By Keith McMillan  |  01:30 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeSean Jackson, free agency, Free agents, offseason, Wide Receivers

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Redskins sign safety Ryan Clark

Longtime Steelers defensive back Ryan Clark played two seasons in Washington early in his career.

By Mike Jones  |  06:30 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Free agents, Ryan Clark, Safeties

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/10/2014

Free agent cornerbacks: A name, value and sleeper the Redskins could target

An in-depth look at three more players who could help Washington’s secondary improve.

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Tags:  cornerbacks, free agency, Free agents, The Outsider

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Redskins apply franchise player tag to Brian Orakpo (updated)

Announcement made by team about 2-1/2 hours before deadline.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  01:48 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Redskins free agents

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 03/01/2014

Redskins in final deliberations over ‘really close call’ on keeping Brian Orakpo

Teams officials are said to like the linebacker but wonder if retaining the prospective free agent would be wise given the expected price.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  05:41 PM ET, 03/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Redskins free agents

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 02/26/2014

Brian Orakpo, Redskins ‘still talking’ but no resolution yet

The deadline for NFL teams to use the franchise player tag is Monday.

By Mark Maske  |  11:59 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Free agents

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 02/23/2014

No resolution yet for Brian Orakpo, Redskins but contract talks ongoing

General Manager Bruce Allen had said he’d meet with Orakpo’s agent in Indianapolis at the NFL scouting combine.

By Mark Maske  |  05:58 PM ET, 02/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Redskins free agents

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 02/17/2014

Two-week window for NFL teams to use franchise player tags begins today

Linebacker is the Redskins’ top candidate for designation as franchise tag period begins.

By Mark Maske  |  10:11 AM ET, 02/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Redskins free agents

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 02/13/2014

Offseason question: Should the Redskins re-sign Josh Wilson?

Jim Haslett highlighted re-signing DeAngelo Hall as an offseason priority, but it remains unclear where the team stands on the other starting cornerback, Josh Wilson.

By Mike Jones  |  12:16 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, free agency, Free agents, Josh Wilson, offseason questions

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 02/12/2014

Free agent defensive linemen: A name, value and sleeper Redskins could target

An in-depth look at three players who could bolster Washington’s defensive line.

By Mark Bullock  |  10:01 AM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defensive line, free agency, Free agents, The Outsider

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 02/02/2014

DeAngelo Hall, Redskins have started talks on new multiyear contract

The veteran cornerback will be a free agent, but defensive coordinator Jim Haslett called re-signing him an offseason priority.

By Mike Jones  |  04:36 PM ET, 02/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, defensive backs, Free agents, Redskins defense, Redskins free agency

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Meriweather’s contract voids five days after Super Bowl

Safety is to become a free agent, one of several from Redskins’ 2013 defense.

By Mark Maske  |  03:20 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, contracts, Free agents, Safeties

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 01/22/2014

Haslett welcomes fresh start, stresses need to re-sign Orakpo and others

Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett expressed optimism about the direction of the franchise and its ability to quickly rebound.

By Mike Jones  |  06:25 PM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Defense, Free agents, Jim Haslett, Senior Bowl

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 01/22/2014

What’s your ideal Redskins offseason?

We ask readers to project their ideal offseason moves for the Redskins. . . within reason, of course.

By Keith McMillan  |  11:05 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  draft, Free agents, offseason

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Redskins mailbag: Salary cap, Gruden’s hires and roster needs

Jay Gruden is putting the finishing touches on his coaching staff, and this week is devoting much of his efforts to installing the offense with coordinator Sean McVay.

By Mike Jones  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Foerster, coaches, Free agents, Jay Gruden, Jim Haslett, Mailbag, Robert Griffin III, Roster, Salary cap

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/16/2014

How big a contract should Brian Orakpo get?

POLL | Brian Orakpo is about to become a free agent. What kind of contract can the Redskins expect to offer him to retain him? Weigh in with your prediction.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, Free agents, outside linebackers, poll, Rob Jackson, video

Posted at 07:43 PM ET, 10/22/2013

Redskins re-sign Jordan Pugh to bolster safety depth [updated]

It’s not immediately clear if Pugh’s return is contingent upon Brandon Meriweather’s suspension being upheld.

By Mark Maske  |  07:43 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Free agents, Jordan Pugh, Redskins vs. Broncos, Safeties, Week 8

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Special teams additions eager to chip in for Redskins

The three players signed on Tuesday each plan to contribute on special teams, and spent Wednesday getting acclimated to the Redskins.

By Mike Jones  |  01:56 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Free agents, Roster, special teams, Week 7

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 10/15/2013

Redskins sign three to boost secondary and special teams, cut Pugh

By Mike Jones  |  03:46 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Free agents, Jordan Pugh, Roster, Secondary, special teams

Posted at 08:20 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Redskins work out Darrell Green's son, 17 other free agents Tuesday

The Washington Redskins on Tuesday worked out 18 players, including wide receiver Jared Green, the son of Hall of Fame cornerback Darrell Green.

By Mike Jones  |  08:20 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Free agents, Jered Green, Mohamed Massaquoi, Washington Redskins

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Redskins sign OL Troy Kropog to practice squad

The move comes on the same day that the Redskins lost practice squad tackle Xavier Nixon to the Indianapolis Colts’ 53-man roster

By Mike Jones  |  05:44 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Free agents, Offensive line, Xavier Nixon

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 08/05/2013

Redskins mailbag: Banned substances, positional battles and more

Training camp rolls on, and the Redskins soon will face their first opponent of the preseason.

By Mike Jones  |  11:17 AM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Free agents, Mailbag, preseason, Rookies, suspensions, Training camp, Wide Receivers

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Nick Barnett remains in Richmond, deal with Redskins still possible

Free agent linebacker stays overnight after arriving at team's training camp Tuesday.

By Mark Maske  |  12:26 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Free agents, inside linebackers, Linebackers, Training camp

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 07/29/2013

Redskins lose Mays as linebacker agrees to deal with Texans

Former Broncos starter had made visit to the Redskins over the weekend.

By Mark Maske  |  04:06 PM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, Free agents, Houston Texans, Joe Mays, Linebackers, Training camp

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 05/02/2013

Redskins sign 12 college free agents [updated]

The Redskins announced 12 college free agent signings this afternoon, without including terms.

By Keith McMillan  |  01:34 PM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Free agents, Rookie minicamp, Rookies

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 03/28/2013

Fred Davis leaves Buffalo without signing, Jets up next

Tight end expected to be at full strength by June.

By Mike Jones  |  05:00 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Buffalo Bills, Fred Davis, New York Jets, Redskins, Redskins' free agents

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 03/28/2013

Redskins sign former Eagle DE Darryl Tapp

Seven-year veteran probably will be switched to outside linebacker

By Mike Jones  |  04:44 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Darryl Tapp, Redskins, Redskins defense, Redskins' free agents

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 03/26/2013

Antoine Winfield considering other offers in advance of visit with Redskins

Vikings want the 36-year-old DB to return

By Mike Jones  |  02:50 PM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Free agents, Redskins free agency

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 03/26/2013

Redskins still have little flexibility as conservative free agency approach continues

The E.J. Biggers signing and pursuit of Antoine Winfield don't mean Washington's finances are in better shape.

By Mike Jones  |  11:30 AM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins free agency, Redskins' free agents

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 03/20/2013

No surprises in free agent pursuit, Coach Mike Shanahan says

Cap hit presented a challenge but team still welcomes high expectations for 2013.

By Mark Maske  |  01:27 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Carriker, Mike Shanahan, Redskins, Redskins' free agents

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 03/20/2013

Redskins agree to terms with cornerback E.J. Biggers

Signing begins to address team's needs in the secondary

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  11:58 AM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  E.J. Biggers, Redskins, Redskins free agency, Redskins' free agents

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 03/20/2013

Redskins will sign a free agent DB Wednesday, coach Mike Shanahan says

Coach also declines to rule out re-signing CB DeAngelo Hall

By Mark Maske  |  11:34 AM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Redskins defensive back, Redskins' free agents

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 03/18/2013

Redskins meet with agent for Fred Davis, Rex Grossman

Nothing is resolved during session in Phoenix

By Mark Maske  |  02:22 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, Kirk Cousins, Redskins, Redskins' free agents, Rex Grossman, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 03/08/2013

Redskins working on deal with OT Tony Pashos

Lineman was out last year with ruptured ligaments in his left foot.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  11:55 AM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Free agents

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 03/08/2013

What will the next four days hold for NFL teams and free agents?

Teams, agents and players gear up as the new free agent negotiation window opens at midnight.

By Mike Jones  |  11:20 AM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Free agents, Lorenzo Alexander, NFL free agency, Redskins, Santana Moss

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 03/04/2013

Redskins choose not to tag anyone

Team has 18 players with expiring contracts but doesn't use franchise or transition tag on any of them

By Mike Jones  |  05:37 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  frachise tag, Franchise tag, Free agents, Redskins

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 03/04/2013

Franchise tag deadline is 4 p.m. today

Redskins don't appear interested in applying the tag to any of their 19 players with expiring contracts.

By Mike Jones  |  10:38 AM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Franchise tag, Free agents, Redskins

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 01/07/2013

DeAngelo Hall willing to discuss reworking contract to remain with Redskins

Free agents-to-be Kory Lichtensteiger, Lorenzo Alexander also say they want to be back next season.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  01:22 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Kory Lichtensteiger, Lorenzo Alexander, Redskins offseason, Redskins Roster, Redskins' free agents

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Redskins have decisions to make about players with expiring contracts

Team must determine future of 18 potential free agents

By Mike Jones  |  12:03 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Offseason moves, Redskins, Redskins' free agents