Breaking down the Redskins options to upgrade the tight end position

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CINCINNATI, OH – SEPTEMBER 15: Tyler Eifert #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals reacts after a San Francisco 49ers stop during the fourth quarter of the game at Paul Brown Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images)

Many assumed that the Washington Redskins would try to acquire one of the big names on the free-agent market. So far, they haven’t. Here are the options the team still has left at the position.

Considering that the tight end position is arguably the biggest weakness on the Redskins offense, it’s somewhat surprising that the team hasn’t targeted a potential long-term fix in free agency.

As of this writing, the Redskins have added only Logan Thomas to the fold at tight end. Thomas was a solid signing. He has only been playing tight end for a few seasons after originally being drafted as a quarterback in 2014. He caught 16 passes for 173 yards and a touchdown, all career highs, while 31.1 percent of the Detroit Lions’ offensive snaps.

Thomas could pan out in Washington. He’ll turn just 29 in July, so he could continue to grow and improve at tight end. But the Redskins still need some more talent at the position, whether it’s via a proven a veteran who will definitely find success at the NFL level or through a younger rookie with upside.

The options at tight end aren’t exactly inspiring at this point in the offseason. But here’s a look at who the team could target at the position in free agency, the draft, and via trade ahead of the 2020 NFL season.

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