The Insider: Redskins free agency


Posted at 08:56 PM ET, 02/28/2014

Franchise-player deal for Brian Orakpo would be worth nearly $11.5 million

That’s up from the original projection of about $10.9 million.

By Mark Maske  |  08:56 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Redskins free agency

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 02/28/2014

NFL officially sets salary cap at $133 million per team

Teams notified Friday of final cap figure, which is up $10 million from last season.

By Mark Maske  |  06:32 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL salary cap, Redskins free agency

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 12:32 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Redskins sign former Titans center Kevin Matthews [updated]

The Redskins sign former Titans center Kevin Matthews, a three-year veteran.

By Mike Jones  |  12:32 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Offensive line, Redskins free agency

Posted at 09:38 PM ET, 04/21/2013

Redskins meeting with veteran DB Quentin Jammer

The Washington Redskins on Sunday evening hosted veteran cornerback Quentin Jammer as they continue to search for solutions to upgrade their secondary.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  09:38 PM ET, 04/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quentin Jammer, Redskins free agency, Washington Redskins

Posted at 09:43 PM ET, 04/12/2013

Redskins fail to land Winfield as cornerback agrees to deal with Seahawks

The Redskins had targeted the free agent cornerback, but the longtime Vikings veteran accepts a one-year deal to join Seattle.

By Mark Maske  |  09:43 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Antoine Winfield, Redskins free agency

Posted at 09:12 PM ET, 04/10/2013

Seahawks thought to be in the lead for Winfield, with Vikings still in the chase

Redskins have been in pursuit of veteran free agent cornerback despite salary cap situation.

By Mark Maske  |  09:12 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/29/2013

Fred Davis signs one-year deal to remain with Redskins

Washington has retained its free agent tight end with a one-year contract.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, Redskins free agency

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 03:54 PM ET, 03/25/2013

Redskins to host free agent CB Antoine Winfield Wednesday

Still looking for help in their secondary, the Redskins will host the 35-year-old veteran.

By Mike Jones  |  03:54 PM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins cornerbacks, Redskins free agency

Posted at 08:13 PM ET, 03/24/2013

Bills join Redskins in pursuit of Fred Davis [updated]

The Redskins are trying to re-sign the free agent tight end but so far have been unable to strike a deal with him.

By Mark Maske  |  08:13 PM ET, 03/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, Redskins free agency, Redskins tight ends

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 12:32 PM ET, 03/16/2013

Redskins fail to land Aqib Talib as cornerback agrees to deal with Patriots

Free agent's contract with New England is worth about $5 million. The Redskins' pursuit was hurt by their salary cap situation.

By Mark Maske  |  12:32 PM ET, 03/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aqib Talib, Redskins free agency

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 03/14/2013

Redskins re-sign backup linebacker Bryan Kehl

The Redskins have re-signed backup linebacker and special teams contributor Bryan Kehl to a one-year deal, his agent confirmed.

By Mike Jones  |  04:59 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryan Kehl, Redskins free agency

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 03/14/2013

Redskins agree to terms with Jeremy Trueblood

Originally scheduled to pay the Washington Redskins a free agent visit this weekend, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive tackle Jeremy Trueblood has agree to terms with Washington.

By Mike Jones  |  11:17 AM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jeremy Trueblood, Redskins free agency

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Redskins to host OT Jeremy Trueblood this weekend

The Washington Redskins have interest in offensive tackle Jeremy Trueblood and will host him for a free agent visit this weekend, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

By Mike Jones  |  04:03 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Jeremy Trueblood, Redskins free agency, Tyler Polumbus

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Redskins' chase of Reggie Bush ends as RB agrees to deal with Lions

The Redskins had expressed some interest in the free agent running back but Bush chooses Detroit and could be in line to be a starter there.

By Mark Maske  |  01:37 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins free agency

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 03/13/2013

Redskins remain up against the salary cap

Despite releasing DeAngelo Hall and purging $8 million from their books, and reworking the deals of Santana Moss, Adam Carriker and Brandon Meriweather, the Washington Redskins remain in dire straits financially.

By Mike Jones  |  11:40 AM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins free agency

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 03/13/2013

Redskins still in mix for Reggie Bush but Lions appear to be first option

The free agent RB is in Detroit and could complete a deal there. If not, he's scheduled to visit Arizona and Redskins have demonstrated some interest.

By Mark Maske  |  10:37 AM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins free agency

Posted at 10:25 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Kedric Golston signs three-year deal to remain with Redskins

Washington has signed the free agent defensive end, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

By Mike Jones  |  10:25 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins free agency

Posted at 08:11 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Aqib Talib is still a free agent target of the Redskins

Washington remains a possibilty for the cornerback but its lack of salary cap space could make striking a deal difficult.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  08:11 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aqib Talib, Redskins free agency

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Lorenzo Alexander on verge of leaving Redskins via free agency [updated]

'It looks that way,' person familiar with negotiations says of special teams captain's possible departure.

By Mark Maske  |  06:26 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lorenzo Alexander, Redskins free agency

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Redskins bringing back punter Sav Rocca

The Redskins have come to terms on a deal on a two-year contract with punter Sav Rocca, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

By Mike Jones  |  05:20 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins free agency

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 03/12/2013

Can Redskins afford to be in the bidding for Aqib Talib?

It's believed the Redskins have interest in the free agent cornerback, who formerly played for Raheem Morris in Tampa. But it's not clear if they can squeeze a big contract for him beneath the salary cap.

By Mark Maske  |  10:37 AM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aqib Talib, Redskins free agency

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 03/12/2013

Redskins still in mix for Alexander but will face significant competition

Other teams ready to bid but Pro Bowl special teamer has not ruled out staying.

By Mark Maske  |  10:01 AM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lorenzo Alexander, Redskins free agency

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 03/12/2013

Shanahan: Redskins could be quiet in free agency despite needs

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan indicated that it's highly unlikely that his team will make much of a splash at today's 4 p.m. start to free agency.

By Mike Jones  |  08:43 AM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins free agency

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 03/11/2013

Redskins tender restricted free agent Chris Baker, will let Brandon Banks walk

The Redskins have tendered backup nose tackle Chris Baker the restricted free-agent right-of-first-refusal qualifying offer.

By Mike Jones  |  11:56 AM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Banks, Chris Baker, Redskins free agency

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 03/11/2013

Bruce Allen, Mike Shanahan to address the media at 4:30 p.m. Monday

Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen and coach Mike Shanahan are scheduled to hold a 4:30 p.m. press conference at Redskins Park Monday afternoon, the team announced.

By Mike Jones  |  11:06 AM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins free agency

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 03/10/2013

Long snapper Nick Sundberg agrees to deal with Redskins

The long snapper reaches an agreement in principle on a four-year contract to remain with the team.

By Mike Jones  |  04:47 PM ET, 03/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nick Sundberg, Redskins free agency

Posted at 10:42 PM ET, 03/09/2013

Guard Kory Lichtensteiger agrees to terms on new deal

The Washington Redskins have a deal in place to retain the services of starting left guard Kory Lichtensteiger, who was set to become an unrestricted free agent at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

By Mike Jones  |  10:42 PM ET, 03/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kory Lichtensteiger, Redskins free agency

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 03/09/2013

Rob Jackson, Redskins reach agreement in principle on one-year deal

Coming off of a career-year, Jackson close to finalizing one-year deal with Washington.

By Mike Jones  |  05:33 PM ET, 03/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins free agency, Rob Jackson

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 03/09/2013

Redskins re-sign fullback Darrel Young

The Redskins have retained another of their restricted free agents, signing fullback Darrel Young to a deal Saturday afternoon, a person with knowledge of the situation said.

By Mike Jones  |  02:25 PM ET, 03/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Darrel Young, Redskins free agency

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 03/07/2013

Will the Redskins target Eric Winston in free agency?

Right tackle, who played for Kyle Shanahan in Houston, is available after being released by the Chiefs. But the Redskins first must deal with their salary cap issues.

By Mark Maske  |  12:24 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins free agency