High-end, low-end free agents who could still help the Redskins

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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 13: Javien Elliott of Carolina Panthers looks on during the NFL game between Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 13, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

It’s early July but there are still plenty of quality free agents the Redskins could consider signing.

The Redskins have followed a cautious, prudent path in 2020 free agency. I’ll give you a moment to digest that. OK – ready to move on? If we can believe the reports, they only went hard after one big-money player, Amari Cooper, and did not get him. They were not active players in the races for players like James Bradberry or Austin Hooper.

Had you studied the NFL rumor mill back in February, you would have thought those guys would be sleeping in burgundy and gold pajamas by now. Lesson – never believe the NFL rumor mill.

Unless you’re getting it from a thoughtful, realistic writer.

The Redskins still have some money and they still have some holes. And there is still some talent available. So let’s explore several options – players who could still be added and could have a genuine impact in the coming season.

Obviously, the first thing Ron Rivera needs to do is snatch up Jadeveon Clowney and Everson Griffen and switch to an 11-man front…

Sorry, I kind of hinted that I would be thoughtful and realistic, so let’s scratch that plan. (By the way – if you’re looking for a blog to write, you might go into why we’ve lit our July 4th fireworks and Clowney remains unsigned. I’ll give you a hint. He wants a lot of money. I mean a lot of money. Like – take whatever you think is a lot of money and add another zero to it. The 2000 edition of Dan Snyder would have been all over this.)

The Redskins don’t need more edge rushers like Clowney or Griffen, so I’ll stick to things they do need. Here are six key positions where the Redskins could use some help, and a high and low-end option for each.

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