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    • Free Agency, Mock Drafts, Camps, Roster Predictions, 2018


      Burner’s Burning Questions: Free Agency, Mock Drafts, Camps, Roster Predictions, 2018


      Greetings from BBQ. We hope your week is going well. The combine for 2018 has passed into the history books and we will have a prospects update on Thursday.

      Free agency, the draft, and training camp will be here before you know it. March 14 will be here quickly as well and all the trades, re-signings, tags, releases, new free agents, and re-worked contracts will be known.

      Who will we target in free agency? Who will we re-sign? Who will we not re-sign? Who will get released? Feel free to offer your opinions and predictions.

      We take the latest chatter from Redskins Park and media pundits as BBQ tries to formulate what could happen in the coming days, weeks and months.

      Free Agents Obtained:

      Free Agents Re-signed:
      Quinton Dunbar, CB/ST – (Signed Three Year Deal, 1/1/18)
      Mason Foster, ILB – (Signed Two Year Deal, 1/25/18)

      Trade:
      Alex Smith, QB
      Kendall Fuller, CB (Traded to the Chiefs)

      Restricted Free Agents:
      Ty Nsehke, OT – (Very Likely Tendered)
      Deshazor Everett, SS/ST – (Very Likely Tendered)

      Exclusive Rights Free Agents:
      Tyler Catalina, OG – (Very Likely Tendered)

      Contract Extension:
      Alex Smith, QB (Four Year Extension, Five Years Total)

      Pending Free Agents:
      Kirk Cousins, QB – (Sayonara)
      Terrelle Pryor, WR – (Very Likely Walks)
      Shawn Lauvao, OG – (Very Likely Walks)
      Niles Paul, TE/ST – (Unknown)
      Spencer Long, OG/C – (Probably Walks)
      Ryan Grant, WR – (Unknown)
      DeAngelo Hall, FS – (Very Likely Retires)
      Arthur Jones, DT – (Probably Walks)
      Zach Brown, ILB – (Unknown)
      Bashaud Breeland, CB – (Possibly Walks)
      Will Compton, ILB – (Unknown)
      Trent Murphy, OLB – (Likely Walks)
      Junior Galette, OLB – (Unknown)
      Chris Carter, LB/ST – (Unknown)
      Tony Bergstrom, C – (Very Likely Walks)
      Brian Quick, WR – (Likely Walks)
      Zach Vigil, ILB – (Possibly Re-signs)
      Phil Taylor, DT – (Unknown)
      Dustin Hopkins, K – (Very Likely Re-signs)

      Possible Release Candidates:
      Keith Marshall, RB – (Cap Savings, $33K – Dead Cap, $538.6K)
      Byron Marshall, RB – (Cap Savings, $630K – Dead Cap, $0)
      Jordan Reed, TE – (Cap Savings, $5.2M – Dead Cap, $5.4M)
      T.J. Clemmings, OT – (Cap Savings, $705K – Dead Cap, $0)
      Arie Kouandjio, OG – (Cap Savings, $705K – Dead Cap, $0)
      Demetrius Rhaney, C – (Cap Savings, $705K – Dead Cap, $0)
      A.J. Francis, DE – (Cap Savings, $705K – Dead Cap, $0)
      Su’a Cravens, SS – (Cap Savings, $1.36M – Dead Cap, $1.7M)

      Offseason Updates:
      Multiple reports suggest that the Redskins are looking to trade Su’a Cravens.

      Kirk Cousins to the Vikings looks very likely now. Reports suggest he will get a fully guaranteed $91M contract for three years.

      The Green Bay Packers are reported to have an interest in adding pending free agent Trent Murphy and a deal could be struck in the opening hours of free agency.

      The new cap for 2018 is $177.2M.

      As you know we ended the process of listing free agents from other teams, but this offseason is full of unpredictability. We will list some players of interest this year, but it won’t be a comprehensive list and there is no way we can sign all of them.

      Dion Lewis, RB
      Isaiah Crowell, RB
      Sammy Watkins, WR
      Allen Robinson, WR
      Paul Richardson, WR
      Josh Sitton, OG
      Greg Robinson, OT/OG
      Luke Joeckel, OG
      Dee Ford, OLB
      Demario Davis, ILB
      Jon Bostic, ILB
      Bennie Logan, DE/DT
      Beau Allen, DT
      Aaron Colvin, CB
      Kyle Fuller, CB

      This list will grow, shrink, and change quite a bit. Feel free to produce a list of your own – we look forward to it.

      With the new extension for Alex Smith as he joins the Redskins, we have learned that the total deal is for five years (four year extension).

      Rich Tandler believes Bennie Logan is a primary target in free agency.

      J.P. Finlay thinks wide receiver Allen Robinson could be a priority target in free agency. If there is mutual interest, then it will depend on the numbers as the Redskins will offer only so much.

      J.P. Finlay also believes the Redskins will be aggressive in free agency this year, a departure from the norm under Bruce Allen. Expect the targets to be players coming off of rookie deals and younger players.

      Personal Thoughts:
      While it is tough to lose Kendall Fuller, the quarterback position is now settled for the next few years. Kirk Cousins never had any intention of signing a long term deal here. It is time to move forward.

      BBQ believes that if Su’a Cravens is not traded, Bruce Allen will hold on to him until the final cuts.

      BBQ believes that a quarterback will be selected by the Redskins in the middle rounds of the upcoming draft.

      See you as we go along.

      Hail To The Redskins!
      This article was originally published in forum thread: Free Agency, Mock Drafts, Camps, Roster Predictions, 2018 started by Burgundy Burner View original post
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