The Insider: free agency


Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Cofield: Signing former NFC East rivals Hatcher, Jackson “a double-whammy”

Signing DeSean Jackson and Jason Hatcher gave Washington two Pro Bowl players. But Barry Cofield sees the acquisitions as victories for additional reasons.

By Mike Jones  |  10:00 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, DeSean Jackson, free agency, Jason Hatcher, NFC East

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 04/03/2014

Redskins add third quarterback in Colt McCoy

Washington adds the former Cleveland Brown and San Francisco 49er, presumably to back up Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins.

By Mike Jones  |  11:40 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colt McCoy, free agency, Quarterbacks, Roster moves

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 04/02/2014

‘Humbled’ Jackson eager to join Redskins’ rebuilding efforts

Shortly after his release from the Philadelphia Eagles last Friday, DeSean Jackson admitted feeling a wide range of emotions: anger, frustration, embarrassment ranking among them.

By Mike Jones  |  03:55 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, DeSean Jackson, free agency, news conferences, Robert Griffin III, Wide Receivers

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 09:15 AM ET, 04/01/2014

Redskins and DeSean Jackson make progress toward a deal

The Washington Redskins and wide receiver DeSean Jackson have made progress towards a deal, but the two sides have yet to finalize the agreement, two people with knowledge of the situation said.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  09:15 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeSean Jackson, free agency

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/01/2014

A look at what DeSean Jackson would bring to the Redskins

DeSean Jackson’s big-play ability would help the Redskins. Here’s a closer look at how.

By Mark Bullock  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeSean Jackson, free agency, The Outsider, 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 11:35 AM ET, 03/31/2014

Poll: Do you want the Redskins to sign DeSean Jackson?

There are reasons to want the free agent wide receiver, and reasons not to.

By Keith McMillan  |  11:35 AM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeSean Jackson, free agency, Opening kick, polls, Post Sports Live, video, Wide Receivers

Posted at 11:27 PM ET, 03/30/2014

Redskins may not be willing to break the bank for Jackson

Redskins officials may not be willing to award three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver a highly lucrative contract.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  11:27 PM ET, 03/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeSean Jackson, free agency

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 03/29/2014

Redskins express interest in former Eagles WR DeSean Jackson

Washington is one of several teams to express interest in the three-time Pro Bowler, who was released by the Eagles on Friday.

By Mike Jones  |  03:40 PM ET, 03/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeSean Jackson, free agency, Wide Receivers

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 03/28/2014

Redskins sign guard-center Mike McGlynn

The move is made to bolster Washington’s interior offensive line depth.

By Mike Jones  |  03:10 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Offensive line

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 03/19/2014

Redskins host free agent center Brian De La Puente

Washington is still looking to improve its offensive line in free agency.

By Mike Jones  |  06:16 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Offensive line

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 03/19/2014

Redskins host center Brian De La Puente

Washington is still looking to improve its offensive line in free agency

By Mike Jones  |  04:35 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Offensive line

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 03/19/2014

Redskins free agency grades: As, Bs and Cs

A roundup of what folks around the Web are writing about Washington’s football team.

By Keith McMillan  |  03:31 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Word around Washington

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Redskins sign linebacker Akeem Jordan

The Washington Redskins continue to strengthen their inside linebacker position and special teams units, signing eight-year veteran Akeem Jordan to a contract Wednesday morning.

By Mike Jones  |  09:30 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Akeem Jordan, free agency

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Redskins lose Donald Penn to Raiders

Washington falls short in their pursuit of the veteran tackle, who agrees to terms with the Raiders on Tuesday night.

By Mike Jones  |  08:42 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Are Redskins’ early free agency moves always their best?

We dig five years into the archives to see which of the first-week free agents panned out, and which late pickups did.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Opening kick

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Redskins mailbag: Free agency moves, impacts and remaining holes

Things have started to quiet down on the free agent front for the Washington Redskins.

By Mike Jones  |  12:12 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, contracts, draft, free agency, Mailbag

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Redskins re-sign safety Brandon Meriweather to one-year deal

The Redskins have reached an agreement to bring back safety Brandon Meriweather, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

By Mike Jones  |  06:45 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, free agency, Safeties

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 03/17/2014

Closer looks at new Redskins Andre Roberts, Tracy Porter and Daryl Sharpton

Where three of the newest Redskins players excel and need work, and how they’ll fit in Washington.

By Mark Bullock  |  09:15 AM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, The Outsider

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 03/16/2014

Safety needs remain unfilled for Redskins in free agency

Nearly a week into NFL free agnecy, the Redskins have yet to fill one of their most pressing needs.

By Mike Jones  |  09:58 AM ET, 03/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Safety

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 03/15/2014

Redskins expected to host OT Donald Penn

The Redskins are expected to host free agent offensive tackle Donald Penn, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

By Mike Jones  |  09:39 AM ET, 03/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Offensive line

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/15/2014

Reason for optimism on free agents

After the first four days of free agency, good players remain unsigned.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency

Posted at 07:22 PM ET, 03/14/2014

Redskins, Ryan Clark have yet to reach agreement

The Washington Redskins hosted free agent safety Ryan Clark on Thursday and continued negotiations with his representative Thursday evening and part of Friday, but have yet to reach an agreement on a deal.

By Mike Jones  |  07:22 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Safeties

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 03/14/2014

Hatcher excited about beginning the next chapter with Redskins

Defensive lineman Jason Hatcher heard a lot of things that he liked that convinced him to sign with Washington before he even visited.

By Mike Jones  |  05:15 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defensive line, free agency, Jason Hatcher

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 03/14/2014

Which free agent moves do you wish the Redskins had made?

Free agency can be about opportunity as well as missed opportunities. We ask which moves you wish Washington had made.

By Keith McMillan  |  01:17 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Opening kick

Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Redskins land former Dallas DE Jason Hatcher

Former Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman had 11 sacks last season.

By Mike Jones  |  06:43 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Redskins agree to terms with DE Geathers, LB Sharpton and CB Porter

The Redskins came to agreements with three players at positions of need on their defense.

By Mike Jones  |  03:45 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, defensive line, free agency, inside linebackers

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Redskins hosting cornerback Walter Thurmond

The team will host Seattle Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond for a visit Friday.

By Mike Jones  |  12:49 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, free agency

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 03/13/2014

Spencer, Hatcher and Browner among Redskins’ free agent targets

The Washington Redskins continue to look for ways to upgrade their roster, and today are expected to host a few veterans while hoping for a meeting with another.

By Mike Jones  |  10:15 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, free agency, Reed Doughty

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 03/13/2014

Which of the Redskins’ early free agent moves have you liked?

It hasn’t been free-agent splash after splash, but it’s still worth asking which moves you appreciate.

By Keith McMillan  |  06:30 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Opening kick, polls

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Safety Ryan Clark to visit Redskins

Former Washington and Pittsburgh safety says he will visit Ashburn to discuss a return to the Redskins.

By Mike Jones  |  02:45 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Safeties

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Redskins have just more than $8 million left after Tuesday’s signings

The Washington Redskins entered Tuesday’s free agency signing period with $18.58 million in cap space, and committed $9.83 million of that money to sign five players.

By Mike Jones  |  01:25 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, free agency, Salary cap

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Redskins sign former Terps tackle Bruce Campbell

Former Maryland Terrapin tackle Bruce Campbell came back to the Washington area, signing on a one-year deal today.

By Mike Jones  |  12:45 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 03/12/2014

A closer look at new Redskins guard Shawn Lauvao

Mark Bullock watched the former Brown, and sees positives in pass protection and issues in run blocking.

By Mark Bullock  |  12:01 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cleveland Browns, free agency, Offensive line, Shawn Lauvao, The Outsider

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 03/12/2014

Re-setting the secondary market for the Redskins

After free agent safeties, and to a lesser degree, cornerbacks flew off teh board on Day 1, what’s left for Washington?

By Keith McMillan  |  10:45 AM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, free agency, Opening kick, Safeties

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/12/2014

Aqib Talib, Jairus Byrd and Mike Mitchell prove too expensive for Redskins

The Redskins passed on three top-tier free agent defensive backs on the first day of NFL free agency.

By Mike Jones  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, free agency, Safeties

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Redskins line up visits with Corey Graham and Antonio Smith

In the midst of making free agent signings shortly after the 4 p.m. start of free agency, the Redskins lined up visits with a couple of prospects.

By Mike Jones  |  05:30 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, defensive line, free agency

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Redskins add ILB/special teams standout Adam Hayward

In a move that could bolster both their depth at inside linebacker and special teams, the Redskins have agreed to terms with former Tampa Bay Buccaneer.

By Mike Jones  |  04:55 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, inside linebackers, special teams

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Redskins sign guard Shawn Lauvao

Washington aimed to upgrade the interior of its offensive line this offseason after struggling to protect Robert Griffin III in drop-back passing situations last season.

By Mike Jones  |  04:38 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Offensive line

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Redskins re-sign WR Santana Moss

The Redskins have re-signed veteran wide receiver Santana Moss to a one-year deal, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

By Mike Jones  |  04:19 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Santana Moss

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Redskins agree to terms with WR Andre Roberts

The Redskins have agreed to terms with fifth-year wide receiver Andre Roberts, formerly of the Arizona Cardinals.

By Mike Jones  |  10:45 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andre Roberts, free agency, Wide Receivers

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Redskins reach agreement with LB Perry Riley Jr.

Washington’s tackle leader from 2013 and expected heir to London Fletcher as defensive leader is back in the fold.

By Keith McMillan  |  10:39 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, inside linebackers, Perry Riley

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 03/11/2014

NFL: Redskins have $18.6 million in cap space

Washington will enter free agency with $18,580,869 in salary cap room, according to the NFL.

By Mike Jones  |  10:19 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Salary cap

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 03/11/2014

NFL free agency: Where the Redskins stand on signing day

At 4 p.m. today the Redskins and NFL teams will be able to sign free agents to contracts.

By Mike Jones  |  09:05 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, free agency, Perry Riley, Safeties

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Redskins and free agents: On Aqib Talib, Jairus Byrd and Anthony Collins

A roundup of what’s being written about the Redskins and potential free-agent additions, both from The Post and around the Web.

By  |  04:30 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Redskins eye wide receivers Kenny Britt and Andrew Hawkins

Washington reaches out in search of some more help for QB Robert Griffin III.

By Mike Jones  |  04:00 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Wide Receivers

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 03/10/2014

Redskins express interest in Jairus Byrd, Corey Graham and Captain Munnerlyn

Determined to fix their problematic secondary, the Washington Redskins continue to hold discussions with top defensive backs on the market.

By Mike Jones  |  11:42 AM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, free agency, 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.

By  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, free agency, Free agents, The Outsider

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 03/09/2014

Redskins express interest in Aqib Talib and Mike Mitchell

Defensive backs could help team upgrade a struggling secondary.

By Mike Jones  |  01:18 PM ET, 03/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, free agency, Safeties

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 03/07/2014

Redskins free agency: What they’re saying

A roundup of what’s being written about the Redskins and next week’s opening of NFL free agency around the Web.

By Keith McMillan  |  03:40 PM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Word around Washington

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 03/07/2014

NFL free agency: Five players the Redskins should avoid

Big names are available in free agency, but doesn’t mean Washington should bite. Mike Jones provides five alternatives.

By Mike Jones  |  11:40 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, observations

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 03/06/2014

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

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

By Mark Bullock  |  12:30 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Safeties, The Outsider

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 03/06/2014

Redskins free agency: Top needs on offense

The Washington Redskins have many key pieces in place on offense. But a number of deficiencies exist as well.

By Mike Jones  |  10:44 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Offensive line, wide receiver

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 03/05/2014

Redskins, Perry Riley remain far apart in negotiations

Both sides remain interested in reaching an agreement, but inside linebacker most likely will at least test the open market.

By Mark Maske  |  11:31 AM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, inside linebackers, Perry Riley

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 03/05/2014

Redskins free agency: Top remaining needs on defense

Many holes remain on a unit that ranked second-worst in the league in points allowed.

By Mike Jones  |  11:12 AM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, free agency, inside linebackers, Safeties

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Orakpo encouraged by Redskins move to use franchise tag on him

Linebacker expressed encouragement about his standing with the Redskins and optimism over his future.

By Mike Jones  |  03:02 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, free agency, outside linebackers

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Update: Redskins using franchise tag on Orakpo

The Washington Redskins are leaning toward using the franchise tag to retain the services of outside linebacker Brian Orakpo, a person with knowledge of the situation said.

By Mike Jones  |  01:18 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, free agency

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Redskins re-sign safety Jose Gumbs

The Washington Redskins have re-signed safety Jose Gumbs to a one-year deal, the player confirmed on Monday afternoon.

By Mike Jones  |  12:28 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, jose gumbs, Safeties

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 12:33 PM ET, 02/28/2014

Redskins have yet to extend offer to Orakpo as franchise tag deadline nears

Discussions are ongoing between the team and outside linebacker Brian Orakpo, but the Redskins have yet to extend their top pass-rusher an official offer.

By Mike Jones  |  12:33 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, free agency, outside linebackers

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Redskins re-sign defensive lineman Chris Baker

Washington announced that it has re-signed defensive lineman Chris Baker to ensure that he doesn’t hit the free agent market next week.

By Mike Jones  |  02:40 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Baker, defensive line, free agency, Roster moves

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Offseason question: Should the Redskins pursue D’Qwell Jackson?

While the free agent market already figures to feature a number of possible candidates, another intriguing name became available on Wednesday when the Cleveland Browns released D’Qwell Jackson.

By Mike Jones  |  11:30 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, inside linebackers, offseason questions

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Free agent inside linebackers: A name, value and sleeper Redskins could target

An in-depth look at three players who could help Washington improve at inside linebacker.

By Mark Bullock  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, inside linebackers, Perry Riley, The Outsider

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 02/26/2014

On Brian Orakpo, the Redskins and free agency

A roundup of what’s being written about the Redskins and others around the web.

By Keith McMillan  |  03:45 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Word around Washington

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 02/21/2014

Bruce Allen: Redskins haven’t decided if they’ll use franchise tag on Brian Orakpo

The Redskins general manager says team hasn’’t decided whether to use the franchise tag to retain the outside linebacker if they can’t reach a long-term deal

By Mike Jones  |  11:54 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Bruce Allen, free agency, outside linebackers

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 02/20/2014

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

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

By Mark Bullock  |  10:34 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Offensive line, The Outsider

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/18/2014

Offseason question: Should the Redskins re-sign Jackson and Tapp?

The Redskins have made it clear that they intend to re-sign top pass-rusher Brian Orakpo, but he’s not the only outside linebacker that the Redskins must make a decision on this offseason.

By Mike Jones  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Darryl Tapp, free agency, offseason questions, Rob Jackson

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 07:00 AM ET, 12/06/2013

Redskins should re-sign Brian Orakpo and Perry Riley, according to London Fletcher

Young linebackers are ‘cornerstones that you need to keep around,’ Fletcher says.

By Mark Maske  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, free agency, inside linebackers, London Fletcher, outside linebackers, Perry Riley, Week 14

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Barry Cofield wonders what next season’s Redskins defense will look like

Seven of the team’s current defensive starters are eligible for free agency in the offseason.

By Mark Maske  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Defense, free agency, Week 14

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 10/30/2013

Video: Does Brian Orakpo deserve a big contract?

Mark Maske discusses in this week’s one-on-one portion of Post Sports Live.

By Keith McMillan  |  10:27 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, free agency, Post Sports Live, video, Week 9

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 08/02/2013

Redskins have 12 defensive players with expiring contracts

The 2013 campaign also carries great significance for the future of a number of defensive players. Twelve defensive players six of them starters are entering the final years of their contracts.

By Mike Jones  |  12:02 PM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 season outlook, Brandon Meriweather, Brian Orakpo, contracts, DeAngelo Hall, Defense, free agency, Perry Riley

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 07/30/2013

Redskins hosting free agent linebacker Nick Barnett

The Redskins are scheduled to host free agent linebacker Nick Barnett on Tuesday afternoon for a physical and an interview, a person with knowledge of the situation said.

By Mike Jones  |  02:52 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, inside linebackers, Linebackers, Roster

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 07/28/2013

Deal between Joe Mays and Redskins remains possible

The free agent inebacker did not immediately sign with the team after visiting Saturday.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  02:47 PM ET, 07/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Joe Mays, Linebackers, Redskins linebackers

Posted at 07:36 PM ET, 07/26/2013

Redskins to host free agent linebacker Joe Mays on visit

Team's interest comes after Keenan Robinson's injury.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  07:36 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Joe Mays, Linebackers, Redskins linebackers

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 07/25/2013

'Nothing intense' materialized between Redskins, Eric Winston

Free agent offensive tackle is headed to Arizona. That leaves the Redskins with the status quo at right tackle as newcomers Tony Pashos and Jeremy Trueblood compete with incumbent starter Tyler Polumbus.

By Mark Maske  |  09:21 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, free agency, Offensive line, Roster

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Redskins sign WR Donte Stallworth, as expected

Washington, as expected, have signed veteran wide receiver Donte Stallworth, who spent the last two days practicing with the team on a tryout basis.

By Keith McMillan  |  04:31 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Donte Stallworth, free agency, minicamp, Wide Receivers

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 05/14/2013

Redskins sign wide receiver Lance Lewis

The Redskins signed a player that took part in their rookie minicamp, a wide receiver from East Carolina.

By Keith McMillan  |  05:33 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Wide Receivers

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)
Tags:  Redskins free agency

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 04/10/2013

Chris Baker signs restricted free agent tender

Nose tackle Chris Baker has signed his restricted free agent tender, making official the deal that the team tendered him before the start of free agency.

By Mike Jones  |  03:00 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Baker, defensive line, free agency

Posted at 11:56 PM ET, 04/03/2013

Redskins have less than $700,000 available under the cap

Team had $669,949 in available salary cap space, second-least in the league, as of Wednesday night, according to NFLPA records.

By Mark Maske  |  11:56 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Redskins salary cap

Posted at 09:23 PM ET, 04/03/2013

Union asks agents for any evidence of collusion by NFL teams

The NFLPA says there is "a concern that teams are working in concert" in this free agent market. The league counters that "anyone seeing collusion in this market is seeing ghosts."

By Mark Maske  |  09:23 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 04/03/2013

Redskins sign quarterback Pat White

The Redskins have added a second quarterback on Wednesday, following the re-signing of Rex Grossman by adding former Miami Dolphin Pat White.

By Mike Jones  |  05:06 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Quarterbacks

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 04/02/2013

Winfield, Redskins share 'high mutual interest'

The Redskins have told free agent cornerback Antoine Winfield's representatives that they have a plan to fit him under the salary cap, even after re-signing DeAngelo Hall.

By Mike Jones  |  06:51 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, free agency, Secondary

Posted at 07:16 AM ET, 04/02/2013

What does DeAngelo Hall's return mean for the secondary?

How does bringing DeAngelo Hall back on a one-year deal affect the Redskins' secondary, and their plans for the remainder of free agency and the draft?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:16 AM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, free agency, Opening kick

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 05:33 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Lorenzo Alexander signs with Arizona

The Redskins lose linebacker Lorenzo Alexander to free agency as the special teams Pro Bowler signs a deal with the Arizona Cardinals.

By Mark Maske  |  05:33 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Lorenzo Alexander

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 11:27 AM ET, 03/12/2013

Redskins restructure WR Santana Moss' contract

The Redskins free up cap space by restructuring the contract of veteran receiver Santana Moss, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  11:27 AM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Santana Moss

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 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 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

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 02/20/2013

Redskins begin initial talks on re-signing players, but no deals imminent

The Redskins begin initial negotiations with a number of their players with expiring contracts, but no signings are imminent.

By Mike Jones  |  08:57 AM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency

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

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 10/16/2012

NFL creates three-day negotiating window before free agency

NFL attempts to level the playing field in the competition for free agents.

By Mark Maske  |  02:45 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL free agency, Washington Redskins