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

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The Redskins head into the 2016 offseason with a lot of questions at cornerback. Apart from Bashaud Breeland, who proved himself as D.C. No.1 cornerback in 2015, the team offers little starting-caliber talent at the position. Chris Culliver was the Redskins’ prized signing last offseason, but injuries and subpar play could cost him his roster spot. The rest of the depth chart offers little more than backup-caliber talent.

So what’s the easiest way to fix a problem on an NFL roster? Sign the best available free agent. That would be Josh Norman, but there’s absolutely no chance at all that he signs with the Redskins. Much like Jeffery, it’s fun to imagine, but there’s just no way he’s not playing for Washington when the 2016 season rolls around.

That’s because the Panthers will find a way to keep him on the roster for the foreseeable future. More than likely, they’ll sign him a long-term deal this offseason similar to the one that Richard Sherman received a couple of years ago. If talks go south, they’ll gladly place the franchise tag on him to keep him in Carolina. Norman won’t even touch the free agency waters this offseason.

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