Grading Redskins deals from day one of NFL’s legal tampering period
The Washington Redskins agreed to a few contracts on the first day of legal tampering. Here are grades for each of them.
The first day of legal tampering in the NFL was wild. Even though Tom Brady didn’t land anywhere as of this writing, teams across the league were spending big bucks early and often. Many of the top players on the market have already agreed to deals including Byron Jones, Amari Cooper, Austin Hooper, Jack Conklin, and Arik Armstead, just to name a few.
Oh yeah, there were also some massive trades. DeAndre Hopkins was traded to the Arizona Cardinals (seriously, is Bill O’Brien okay? Why does he keep making such horrific trades?) and Stefon Diggs was later moved to the Buffalo Bills. On the defensive side of the ball, DeForest Buckner landed with the Colts and got a massive payday.
The day started off relatively quietly for the Redskins. They lost Ereck Flowers to kick things off, as the Miami Dolphins outbid them for his services. Then a few players that the team had been tied to, including James Bradberry, came off the board. Fans were getting antsy, but the ‘Skins ultimately did make a few moves before the day ended.
Here’s a look at each of the moves the ‘Skins made and the grades the reported signings deserve.