Signs of a new day? Maybe...encouraging to say the least.
Click link for the rest of the article.The Washington Redskins are a team build of high-priced free agents. Ask anyone vaguely familiar with the team and with the NFL and they will tell you that.
The conventional wisdom, however, is off base. As of the end of the 2010 season, a total of six players on the Redskins roster came aboard as unrestricted free agents, defined as a player signed after his contract with his former club expired.
Two of those players, center Casey Rabach and linebacker London Fletcher, were full-time starters in 2010. The others are defensive end Andre Carter, quarterback Rex Grossman, offensive lineman Artis Hicks, and defensive lineman Vonnie Holliday.
There are a couple of technicalities that need to be dealt with here. As of the end of the 2010 season, Albert Haynesworth, the most notorious unrestricted free agent out there, was not on the final 2010 roster so he is not counted. Still, in the interest of accuracy we would have to include him as one of the team’s unrestricted free agents.
There are twice as many players who were drafted by the team, 14, as there are unrestricted free agents. The bulk of the team is made up of street free agents, players who were released by their former teams. There are 23 of those.
The remainder of the roster is composed of undrafted free agents (5) and player acquired by trades (5).