Redskins: 3 free agents to target after the ‘compensatory pick deadline’ passes

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 14: Tre Boston #33 of the Arizona Cardinals warms up on field before the game against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 14: Tre Boston #33 of the Arizona Cardinals warms up on field before the game against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – OCTOBER 14: Tre Boston #33 of the Arizona Cardinals warms up on field before the game against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – OCTOBER 14: Tre Boston #33 of the Arizona Cardinals warms up on field before the game against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

There are still plenty of talented free agents available on the open market. The Washington Redskins could target some starting May 7, when the compensatory pick deadline passes.

Every year, there are talented free agents left on the open market after the NFL draft. And in 2019, that’s no different. After the first two waves of free agency, the players left on the market can tend to linger. They tend to want larger contracts than what teams are willing to pay. And after a certain point, it doesn’t make sense for teams to add them, as it can offset their potential compensatory picks.

However, there is a bright spot. Every year, there is what amounts to a compensatory pick deadline. Players signed after that point no longer count towards the compensatory pick formula. This year, that falls on May 7.

As a result, any players that are signed after that point won’t impact compensatory picks that are available. And that will be music to the ears of the Washington Redskins. While they did a good job of targeting upgrades at their weak spots during the 2019 NFL Draft, they still have a few areas that they could address. And there are some players on the market that could patch those areas.

With that said, here’s a look at a few free agents the Redskins could sign, especially if they are still on the board when May 7 rolls around.