It’s been reported by Mike Jones of the Washington Post that the Redskins have expressed interest in Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Anthony Collins. Collins is not the most sought after tackle on the market, but he has proven himself to be a solid player, and the Redskins should definitely gauge his interest.
There is a need for the Redskins at right tackle. Returning starter Tyler Polumbus had moments where he played well opposite Trent Williams. But there were also times when he clearly struggled. Particularly going up against the 49ers Ahmad Brooks and the Giants Justin Tuck. Both Players got shots in on quarterback Robert Griffin III.
And without a doubt the Redskins need to make protecting RGIII a priority for the upcoming season, and Collins could help out with that. Coming from the Bengals, Collins already has a relationship with new Redskins head coach Jay Gruden, and he should already have an idea as to what Gruden wants to do on offense.
So those things would make Anthony Collins an upgrade over Polumbus at right tackle. The only question is will the Redskins be willing to pay what Collins is seeking. They may need to wait until the top tackles in free agency, Eugene Monroe and Branden Albert are signed, before they know the market value for Collins.