5 Big-Name Free Agents the Redskins Won’t Sign in 2016

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Bruce Irvin
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OLB Bruce Irvin

There’s a belief among Redskins fans that the team desperately needs to upgrade its pass rush this offseason. While I’m confident that the mix of Ryan Kerrigan, Junior Galette, Trent Murphy and Chris Baker can get the job done, but that doesn’t mean Washington won’t be looking to add more edge rushers this offseason.

However, even if they do, it’s guaranteed that Irvin won’t be a legitimate option for the Redskins–for a number of reasons. The first is that there’s a strong belief Irvin will be looking to join the Atlanta Falcons and former defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. The second is that Irvin is a bit of a locker room headache, which is the opposite of what the Redskins need this offseason. He’d be an excellent addition from a talent standpoint, but it simply won’t happen.

Considering there are a few young, capable outside linebackers available this offseason (Nick Perry, O’Brien Schofield, Courtney Upshaw), the Redskins would be better off not wasting their time on pursuing Irvin. While his skill set is certainly intriguing, he’d cost too much and simply has other free agency plans.

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