Flowers, the ninth overall pick in 2015, struggled in New York as a tackle and is expected to provide depth for Washington at guard. His one-year deal is reportedly worth $4 million.

(Paul Sancya / Associated Press)

Flowers, the ninth overall pick in 2015, struggled in New York as a tackle and is expected to provide depth for Washington at guard. His one-year deal is reportedly worth $4 million.

  • Analysis

The team still has holes at guard, receiver, edge rusher and inside linebacker.

The 32-year-old retired in October but has returned with a résumé that includes two Pro Bowls and 30 interceptions.

Washington's big-money free agent has heard critics say he's mostly a run defender. They've got it all wrong, he says.

Washington is happy to have Keenum and Colt McCoy competing for the starting job, but that doesn't mean the team is done adding to the position.

Washington needs a starter to play alongside newly acquired Landon Collins.

Washington's new defensive back, signed to a six-year, $84 million contract, is excited to play for his childhood idol's team.

Collins said he "just broke down" when Daniel Snyder gave him a signed Taylor jersey at dinner on Wednesday.

The 33-year old was the team's leading rusher last season, after being signed in late August.

The Washington Redskins made two moves to get some salary cap relief on Wednesday by releasing linebacker Zach Brown and defensive lineman Stacy McGee. The team saved a total of $8.025 million with the moves.

Smith is the second free agent to leave the Redskins this offseason. Ryan Anderson is expected replace him in Washington’s starting lineup.

Collins is the latest Redskins safety with a deep admiration for Taylor.

But perhaps he should have.

  • Perspective

There are things to like about the former New York Giants safety but any enthusiasm is offset by a long record of misguided free agency signings in Washington.

Collins was considered the top safety available in free agency, but comes at a significant cost.

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