The Washington Redskins don’t have a ton of cap room, but they have enough to make a splash move or two. Here’s a look at a handful of free agents that the team should target during the 2019 offseason.
NFL free agency is almost upon us, and the Washington Redskins have some important decisions in front of them. They have many impact players that are set to hit the open market including starters like Preston Smith, Jamison Crowder, and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. And this offseason, the team’s buying power will be hamstrung somewhat by Alex Smith‘s contract.
Though the Redskins may not have a lot of cap room, they can always create some. Veterans like Vernon Davis, Zach Brown, Mason Foster, or Jordan Reed could be cut to create savings if they need room. The same can be said of Josh Norman.
So, while Washington may not look like big players in the free agent market, they could end up signing some talented players, as the front office and coaching staff need to both win back the fans and win on the field in order to save their jobs.
However, it’s also important to note that great teams don’t build by signing all the best, big-money free agents. Teams often find success by picking and choosing which big-money guys to target while filling out the rest of the roster with quality deals for depth players and decent starters. The real team building process is done through the draft.
All that said, the Redskins will definitely be looking to add some pieces in free agency this offseason. Here’s a look at five guys that Washington needs to at least show some interest in the next couple of weeks.