5 Bargain-Bin Free Agents the Redskins Should Target in 2016

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Rishard Matthews
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WR Rishard Matthews

At some point this offseason, the Redskins will move on from at least one of their top three receivers (Pierre Garcon, DeSean Jackson or Andre Roberts) due to salary cap concerns. When that happens, it’s safe to assume they’ll look to add at least one quality pass-catcher via either free agency or the 2016 NFL Draft. That’s where a player like Matthews could come in.

During the 2015 season, Matthews showed the potential to be a No. 1 receiver. Unfortunately, he did disappear at times and comes with some concern as a one-year wonder. That’s why there’s a good chance Matthews should come at a reasonable price, especially for someone with starting-caliber abilities. I mean, he did only make $673,403 last year.

Matthews racked up 43 receptions, 662 receiving yards and four touchdowns last season despite playing for an unpredictable Dolphins offense. If he was inserted into the rapidly improving Redskins passing game, there’s no telling what he could do with Kirk Cousins throwing him the ball. If he’s available and as cheap as I’m thinking he’ll be, Matthews would be a terrific addition for D.C.

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