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      Burner’s Burning Questions: Free Agency, Mocks, Camps, OTAs, Roster Predictions, 2019

      Greetings from BBQ. A new year has arrived with the Redskins falling short of the playoffs once again. Free agency, the draft, and training camp will be here before you know it. This is our first free agency update for the 2019 offseason. It’s very early in this process and we really don’t know how all of it will unfold.

      As we get closer to free agency, things will be somewhat clearer. Will Alex Smith return from a brutal injury? What kind of changes will we see to the roster? Can we expect any changes to the coaching staff? Those are the biggest questions to be answered in the 2019 off-season.

      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:
      ArDarius Stewart, WR
      Carlos Henderson, WR

      Restricted Free Agents:
      Byron Marshall, RB
      Maurice Harris, WR
      Rob Kelley, RB

      Exclusive Rights Free Agents:
      ArDarius Stewart, WR

      Exercised Option:


      Contract Extensions:

      Pending Free Agents:
      Ty Nsekhe, OT
      Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix, FS
      Pernell McPhee, OLB
      Shawn Lauvao, OG
      Preston Smith, OLB
      Adrian Peterson, RB
      Mark Sanchez, QB
      Josh Johnson, QB
      Austin Howard, OT
      Tony Bergstrom, OG/C
      Luke Bowanko, C/OG
      Michael Floyd, WR
      Jonathan Cooper, OG
      Jamison Crowder, WR
      Marquis Flowers, ILB
      Zach Kerin, OG
      Arie Kouandjio, OG
      ZachVigil, ILB

      Possible Release Candidates:
      Alex Smith, QB
      Josh Norman, CB
      Vernon Davis, TE
      Stacy McGee, DT
      Jordan Reed, TE
      Zach Brown, ILB
      Samaje Perine, RB
      Colt McCoy, QB
      Troy Apke, FS

      Re-structure Contract Candidates:
      Alex Smith, QB
      Jordan Reed, TE
      Josh Norman, CB
      Vernon Davis, TE

      2019 Dead Money Contracts:
      DJ Swearinger ($1.33M)
      Orlando Scandrick ($500K)

      Off-Season Updates:

      The current Redskins cap room stands at $22.93M for 2019. This is prior to the expected cap increase of $12M to $14M from the league. Releases and re-structures will also increase the cap room.

      There is a rumor that Josh Norman is willing to take a pay cut in 2019.

      We know absolutely nothing on Alex Smith. Will he be ready for the 2019 season? Will he need another year to heal? Is his career over? Will he retire? Will he give the Redskins any cap relief? No one knows, but we’ll stay on top of it.

      ArDarius Stewart and Carlos Henderson have a real shot at being on the roster in September - especially Stewart. Keep an eye on them.

      Stewart has a very good chance of being on the final roster in September. He was drafted in the third round by the Jets in 2017. He served a two game PED suspension earlier this season, so that is a concern. Most pundits graded him as a second rounder out of Alabama. I graded him as a third rounder, but he does have the intangibles to succeed at this level.

      Henderson has a small chance of being on the final roster in September as well. He was chosen in the third round by the Broncos in 2017. He has served a one game suspension for PED use earlier this season. He hasn’t played in a game yet and his chances of doing so are not good. Most pundits graded him as a third or fourth rounder and I had a fourth round grade on him.

      Personal Thoughts:

      The free agency update is a bit sparse for now. We’ll have regular updates and post information as it becomes available. Two mocks coming tomorrow.
      This article was originally published in forum thread: Burner’s Burning Questions: Free Agency, Mocks, Camps, OTAs, Roster Predictions, 2019 started by Burgundy Burner View original post
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