2. OT Dan Skipper
Currently, the Washington Redskins only have three tackles on their roster. They are Donald Penn, Morgan Moses, and Geron Christian. While the team could’ve kept Timon Parris as well, they elected to go heavy on the interior line and may try to stash Parris on the practice squad.
That said, the ‘Skins still need tackle help. Christian is far from a proven option, yet he finds himself as the team’s swing tackle this year. The team needs to try to add some help in some way, shape or form, and on a thin tackle market, Dan Skipper stands out.
Skipper isn’t a household name and he is somewhat of an NFL journeyman. He was cut by the New England Patriots and has had stints with the Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, and Denver Broncos. But, he’s still just 24 years old. And this preseason, he did fairly well.
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Skipper was solid during Patriots camp while filling in for Isaiah Wynn. He performed well at the beginning of the preseason before tapering off a bit as the games continued. That said, the 6-foot-10 tackle showed more than enough to stick on an NFL roster, and it was somewhat surprising that the Patriots didn’t keep him and opted instead to trade for a couple of other players to be backup tackles.
With Washington, Skipper could be claimed and kept as a fourth tackle on the roster. Bill Callahan could work with him and potentially continue the growth that he saw this preseason. And given that the Pats may want to keep Skipper on their practice squad, it would be smart to poach him to try to help with Washington’s poor offensive line depth.