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    • Burner's Burning Questions: Free Agency, The Mock Drafts, 2017 (Continual Updates)


      Free Agency, The Mock Drafts, 2017 (Continual Updates)

      Greetings from BBQ. A continued Happy New Year to you. The 2016 season is now behind us and a new defensive coordinator will be hired along with new defensive assistants.

      The offseason has officially started for the Redskins and today we have our first look at free agency. Soon we will have our first mock of 2017. The mocks will increase in frequency until the very moment we reach the draft. We will look at our own free agents including those who are re-signed, released, and those who may not return. We will list candidates to be released and the cap savings/hit. We’ll provide updates as needed.

      We will no longer list free agents from other teams, just team needs for the Redskins.

      So strap in as we dive into the first update of this 2017 offseason.

      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. Who will the Redskins target, re-sign and release? Feel free to offer your ideas on free agency and the draft.

      Team Needs:
      Free Safety
      Defensive Line
      Wide Receiver
      Inside Linebacker
      Left Guard
      Running Back

      Free Agents Obtained:

      Free Agents Re-signed:

      Unrestricted Free Agents:
      Kirk Cousins, QB – (Will be re-signed or franchised)
      Pierre Garcon, WR – (Possibly re-signed)
      DeSean Jackson, WR – (Likely walks)
      Chris Baker, DL – (Unknown)
      Vernon Davis, TE – (Possibly re-signed)
      Nick Sundberg, LS – (Likely re-signed)
      Terence Garvin, ST – (Unknown)
      John Sullivan, C – (Unknown)
      Greg Toler, CB – (Likely walks)
      Duke Ihenacho, SS – (Unknown)
      Ziggy Hood, DE – (Possibly walks)
      Cullen Jenkins, DL - (Likely walks)
      Donte Whitner, SS – (Likely walks)
      Vinston Painter, OT – (Unknown)
      Kedric Golston, DL (Likely walks)
      Junior Galette, OLB – (Very likely re-signs)
      Josh Evans, SS – (Likely Walks)

      Restricted Free Agents:
      Chris Thompson, RB – (Likely Tendered)
      Ty Nsehke, OT – (Likely Tendered)
      Will Compton, ILB – (Unknown)

      Exclusive Rights Free Agents:

      Possible Cuts, Cap Savings, Candidates For Restructure:
      Shawn Lauvao, LG – (Possibly released - $4 Mil saved if cut)
      Kory Lichtensteiger, C - (Likely released - $3.5 Mil saved if cut)
      Mason Foster, ILB - (Unknown – $1.225 Mil saved if cut)
      Will Blackmon, FS - (Unknown - $1.0 Mil saved if cut)
      Derek Carrier, TE - (Unknown - $1.075 Mil saved if cut)
      Matt Jones, RB – (Likely Released - $1.218 Mil saved if cut)
      Ryan Grant, WR – (Unknown – $690K saved if cut)
      Zach Vigil, ILB – (Unknown - $615K saved if cut)
      DeAngelo Hall, FS – (Unknown - $4.25 Mil saved if cut)
      Niles Paul, TE – (Unknown - $2.0 Mil saved if cut)

      Silas Redd, RB – (Released)

      Offseason Updates:
      Late last week the Redskins fired defensive coordinator Joe Barry and three assistants, including Perry Fewell.

      There seems to be a strong interest on both sides for impending free agent receiver Kenny Britt. Look for a deal to get done on the first day of free agency.

      Personal Thoughts:
      Jay Gruden will be tied to the success of the new defensive coordinator. BBQ sees this as his last chance to prove leadership and coaching ability.

      If Junior Galette is re-signed, it should be for the veteran minimum and nothing more.

      My likely to be released list includes DeAngelo Hall, Kory Lichtensteiger, Shawn Lauvao (just a gut feeling), Matt Jones, and Ryan Grant (just another gut feeling).

      I also think it is possible that the team moves on from Niles Paul. I would prefer to keep him, but this is just a wildcard feeling.

      If the team cuts ties with DeAngelo Hall, BBQ wouldn’t mind seeing him in a front office role.

      Hail To The Redskins!
      This article was originally published in forum thread: Burner's Burning Questions: Free Agency, The Mock Drafts, 2017 (Continual Updates) started by Burgundy Burner View original post
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