Perfect Fits for the Redskins’ 5 Biggest Free Agency Needs

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James Starks
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Running Back: James Starks

As much as fans may hate it, the Redskins have made it clear that they have zero intention of re-signing Alfred Morris this offseason, meaning they’ll be left with 2015 third-round pick Matt Jones as the sole option for the starting running back job. If that’s the case, it’s safe to assume Washington will be looking for a capable running mate who can push Jones or take over as the starter if needed.

That’s where a player like Starks comes in. It’s believed that he’ll be looking for a starting job via free agency, but could be lured to a back-by-committee role if a featured role isn’t made available. And especially considering how unsure the future looks for the fumble-prone Jones, Starks might just jump at the opportunity to come in and steal the starting job away from him.

Starks should come at a fairly reasonable price considering his past as a backup to Eddie Lacy in Green Bay. However, despite that status, he’s proven to be more than capable of carrying the load, and would be an excellent fit in Washington considering his toughness and versatility. If they can sign him for $2-$3 million per year, Starks would be an excellent get for the Redskins.

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