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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PHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 13: Stefen Wisniewski #61 of the Philadelphia Eagles reacts after a field goal by Caleb Sturgis #6 during the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Falcons during a game at Lincoln Financial Field on November 13, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Falcons 24-15. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 13: Stefen Wisniewski #61 of the Philadelphia Eagles reacts after a field goal by Caleb Sturgis #6 during the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Falcons during a game at Lincoln Financial Field on November 13, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Falcons 24-15. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /

. Guard/Center. Eagles. Stefen Wisniewski. 2. player. 54

Yes, the Redskins have added to their interior offensive line heavily over the course of the past two weeks. No, they shouldn’t necessarily be done.

The Redskins did well to add a couple of interior defensive linemen, Wes Martin and Ross Pierschbacher, during the 2019 NFL Draft. Martin will challenge for the starting job at left guard while Pierschbacher will push for the backup center role. Still, the team needs more veteran competition there, as Tony Bergstrom is the only veteran option they have on the interior line.

This, of course, doesn’t count Ereck Flowers, who is likely to move to guard, but has never really played there during his career.

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With that said, the ‘Skins should consider adding some versatile competition. While former backup center John Sullivan would make sense, I like the idea of adding Stefen Wisniewski a bit more at this time. Wisniewski has been a solid top backup on the interior line and at 30, still has a few solid years left in the tank. He would be an upgrade over Bergstrom and could help to mentor the new offensive linemen that the team has added.

While Bergstrom is familiar with the Washington scheme, the fact is that Wisniewski has been a better player during his career and was once considered a good starting center during his time in Oakland. After having experience with the Philadelphia Eagles and winning a Super Bowl, he could provide depth and experience to a unit that is starting to look stronger. At the very least, it wouldn’t hurt for Washington to take a look at Wisniewski and see if he has a bit more upside than Bergstrom.

Given the number of injuries this team had on the offensive line last season, every little addition helps. Wisniewski would be a strong option and if he doesn’t cost a compensatory pick, he’s well worth a short-term deal.