Perfect Fits for the Redskins’ 5 Biggest Free Agency Needs

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Damon Harrison
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Nose Tackle: Damon Harrison

There’s no denying that the Redskins must address the defensive line this offseason, whether it’s via free agency or the 2016 NFL Draft. They attempted to do so in 2015 with the addition of Terrance Knighton, but he didn’t live up to his $4 million, “prove it” deal and is unlikely to be re-signed before March 9. If that’s the case, the Redskins will be looking to get younger and stouter up front.

At 27 years of age, Harrison still has a few years before he hits the dreaded 30-year-old mark. On top of that, he’s a proven stud in the middle of a 3-4 defense who can eat up blockers and cause massive headaches for opposing running games. And seeing as the Jets will likely be forced to choose between re-signing him or Muhammad Wilkerson, there’s a good chance he hits the open market come March.

While this is a bit of a pipe dream seeing how dominant Harrison has been over the past few years, it’s obvious the Redskins would have interest in him. He’s the perfect fit for their 3-4 scheme, and is a proven commodity considering his run-stuffing abilities. If the Redskins can get him for a reasonable price, he’d be a welcomed addition to the Washington defense.

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