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Free Agency, The Mock Drafts, 2016 (Continual Updates)

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It is time to put the 2015 championship season behind us and look forward to free agency and the draft. Today we will take a look at players that the Redskins could target, re-sign, release, and tender. We will continue this thread with regular updates and predictions. Later this week, we will have our first mock draft.

Free Agents Obtained:

Unrestricted Free Agents:
Kirk Cousins, QB (Franchised or New Contract)
Colt McCoy, QB (Unknown)
Alfred Morris, RB (Likely Walks)
Pierre Thomas, RB (Likely Walks)
Darrel Young, FB (Likely Re-signs)
Logan Paulsen, TE (Likely Walks)
Alex Smith, TE (Likely Walks)
Josh LeRibeus, C (Unknown)
Kedric Golston, DE (Unknown)
Frank Kearse, DE (Likely Walks)
Terrance Knighton, DT (Unknown)
Keenan Robinson, LB (Unknown)
Junior Galette, LB (Definitely Re-signs)
Mason Foster, LB (Likely Re-signs)
Desmond Bishop, LB (Likely Walks)
Cary Williams, CB (Likely Walks)
Will Blackmon, CB (Unknown)

Restricted Free Agents:
Tom Compton, OT (Likely Tendered and Re-signs)

Exclusive Rights Free Agents:
Will Compton, LB (Likely Re-signs)
Chris Thompson, RB (Likely Re-signs)
Tress Way, P (Likely Re-signs)

Possible Cuts, Cap Savings, Candidates For Restructure:
Robert Griffin, QB - $16.5M Fully Saved (Will Be Released)
Pierre Garcon, WR – (Very Likely to Restructure)
DeSean Jackson, WR – (Possible Release - $6.75M Saved if Cut)
Dashon Goldson, S – (Unknown - $8M Saved if Cut)
Andre Roberts, WR – (Likely Cut - $3M Saved if Cut)
DeAngelo Hall, S – (Likely to Restructure - $3.4M Saved if Cut)
Jason Hatcher, DE – (Unknown - $4.2M Saved if Cut)
Perry Riley, LB – (Unknown - $4M Saved if Cut)
Shawn Lauvao, OG – (Unknown - $3M Saved if Cut)
Kory Lichtensteiger, C – (Unknown - $2.95M Saved if Cut)
Chris Baker, DE – (Very Likely to Restructure)
Jeron Johnson, S – (Unknown - $1.07M Saved if Cut)
Nick Sundberg, LS – (Unknown - $1M Saved if Cut)
Ryan Grant, WR – (Unknown - $550K Saved if Cut)
Jackson Jeffcoat, LB – (Likely Cut - $600K Saved if Cut)
Jerell Powe, DT – (Likely Cut - $600K Saved if Cut)
One Interesting Note:
Chris Culliver, CB – (Unknown) The situation is explained here: Uncertainty remains for Chris Culliver, who vows to be ready for start of season - Washington Times

Here are some of the free agents that could be targeted. Obviously, the Redskins can’t sign each player, but having what looks to be substantial cap room will allow for some flexibility. Who do you like in this list and who would you avoid?

Possible Free Agent Targets:

Chase Daniel, Kansas City

Running Backs:
Lamar Miller, Miami
Ronnie Hillman, Denver

Wide Receivers:
Rishard Matthews, Miami
Marvin Jones, Cincinnati
Travis Benjamin, Cleveland

Tight Ends:

Offensive Tackles:

Kelechi Osemele, Baltimore
Michael Harris, Minnesota
Jeff Allen, Kansas City


Defensive Tackles:

Defensive End:
Malik Jackson, Denver
Jaye Howard, Kansas City

Brandon Marshall, Denver
Danny Trevathan, Denver

Janoris Jenkins, Los Angeles
Brandon Boykin, Pittsburgh

George Iloka, Cincinnati

Teams With Serious Cap Issues:
New Orleans
New York Jets
New England

Teams With Enormous Cap Room:
San Francisco
Tampa Bay

Teams with serious cap issues could help the Redskins if they have their eyes on a certain player or players. However, teams with plenty of cap room could snipe a Redskins player. The Chris Culliver situation is interesting and BBQ thinks there will be a definite restructure in his immediate future or be released. BBQ believes that it is increasingly possible that DeSean Jackson will be released. That can be discussed in comments as we go along. BBQ thinks that Dashon Goldson likely restructures his contract to a much more team friendly deal. Also, we have decided to include very good football players on the free agent list from other teams only. It is almost impossible to know who of the “lesser” players could be targeted, so no attempts will be made unless media chatter dictates otherwise. Obviously the Redskins can’t sign each player, but we think that two very good free agents could be on the table.

We’ll update the free agency situations frequently and as media chatter warrants. The first mock draft for 2016 is coming later this week.

Hail To The Redskins!


  1. JohnssBass's Avatar
    Very interesting article about Culliver. If that clause does not come into play he would hit the cap @ $9.25M but carry $11.75M in dead money for a cap loss of $2.5M. If the clause is activated then it's $3.75M in dead money but the salary goes away for a cap gain of $5.5M. That's a pretty big difference.

    If DeSean gets cut as post June 1 or June 1 designee that cap savings jumps to $8M. Although he is signed through 2017 that year is an option ($1.25M automatically voids after the Super Bowl) that was basically thrown into the contract so the Skins could spread the cap hit over 4 seasons so I think he should be treated as a FA sooner than later and not wait for the option date to roll around if they want to extend him.

    George Iloka might be a tough one to get. The Bengals have the 9th highest cap space and not much depth behind Reggie Nelson (also a UFA but at 32 they'll need to groom a replacement). Not really a great group of FA Safety's out there that look like a good fit Washington. Tashaun Gipson maybe? He had an off year in 2015 but was pretty productive in '13 & '14 plus he is 25. The Browns have good cap space so that might another one that's hard to get. On the other hand it is the Browns so you never know...

    I might add Trumaine Johnson to the CB list. Rams have good cap space but wow - a whole lot of needs on offense. They gave up the fewest sacks in the league and still found a way to finish 32nd in total offense, passing and receiving. Obviously a better QB would help a lot with that.


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