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

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Quinton Coples
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OLB Quinton Coples

With so much uncertainty at outside linebacker, the Redskins will certainly be looking to add some capable talent to the front seven. Junior Galette is a free agent, and there’s some uncertainty surrounding the long-term potential that Trent Murphy possesses. Plus, you can never have too many quality edge rushers. Looking towards free agency would certainly be a way of addressing the issue, and Coples would be an interesting option.

It’s been a bumpy road for Coples, a former first-round pick who hasn’t quite lived up to his potential in the NFL. After a few years with the New York Jets and a short stint with the Miami Dolphins, Coples should come cheap this offseason. That’s why the Redskins should keep an eye on him when March 9 rolls around.

Considering the poor way his NFL career has started, Coples would come relatively cheap for Washington. The Dolphins ate his rookie contract when they released him, and it’s not like he’s shown the effectiveness to ask for much more than a minimum deal. Signing him would be a gamble, but the Redskins would love the opportunity to realize the potential he possessed coming out of college.

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