Redskins Put 2nd Round Tender on Ty Nsekhe

Redskins Put 2nd Round Tender on Ty Nsekhe

The Washington Redskins protected their investment in reserve swing tackle Ty Nsekhe by placing a second round tender on him, forcing any team that signs the restricted free agent to compensate the Skins with a second round pick. The second round tender ensures the Skins won’t lose Nsekhe for nothing, but it also guarantees he will earn at least $2.914 million in 2018, the price of a second round tender. The Skins and Nsekhe could…

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Redskins cut Cofield & Bowen, sign Compton

Redskins cut Cofield & Bowen, sign Compton

In a move that should surprise absolutely no one, the Washington Redskins released two highly-paid defensive linemen today, nose tackle Barry Cofield and end Stephen Bowen. Both players were signed as free agents from division rivals — Cofield from the NY Giants and Bowen from the Dallas Cowboys. Cofield turns 31 next month and was coming off an injury-plagued season that saw him miss eight games and lose his starting job to Chris Baker when…

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Redskins sign LB Akeem Jordan

After taking a few days off from free agency to catch their breath, the Washington Redskins dived back into the pool today, signing ILB Akeem Jordan, a free agent who has spent his entire pro career playing for Andy Reid. Retweet to welcome the newest member of #Redskins Nation, LB @DR3AM56, who signed his contract this morning! pic.twitter.com/DtVUKvrAJu — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) March 19, 2014 Jordan, 28, entered the league in 2007 with the Eagles…

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Donald Penn signs with Raiders, Britt leaves Redskins Park

Free agent offensive tackle Donald Penn, pursued by the Oakland Raiders and the Washington Redskins, signed with the Raiders today, likely to play left tackle for that AFC West team. Colleague @RapSheet reported that OT Donald Penn is closing in on a deal with Oakland … Per a Raiders source, that deal is now done. — Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 18, 2014 It’s been my thinking all along that the only way the Redskins would…

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Redskins re-sign Meriweather

Redskins re-sign Meriweather

The Washington Redskins have re-signed safety Brandon Meriweather, though contract details are unclear yet. We will update as information comes in. Meriweather, 30, will be back on a one-year deal. ESPN and NBC Washington first reported Meriweather's agreement. — Zac Boyer (@ZacBoyer) March 17, 2014 Meriweather, who turned 30 in January, had an up and down 2013, getting beaten numerous times in coverage and earning a reputation as a head-hunter. Meriweather was suspended for two…

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Redskins Get Defensive in Free Agency

Redskins Get Defensive in Free Agency

The Washington Redskins spent Thursday addressing many of their defensive needs in free agency, though they still did not get the veteran safety so many believe they need. [Including me.] Washington signed ILB Darryl Sharpton from the Houston Texans, CB Tracy Porter from the Oakland Raiders, DL Clifton Geathers from the Philadelphia Eagles and, finally, DL Jason Hatcher from the Dallas Cowboys. DARRYL SHARPTON AGE – 26 // HT – 5’11” // WT – 236…

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Analysis of Redskins Free Agency: Day 1

Analysis of Redskins Free Agency: Day 1

MOVES THE REDSKINS MADE 1. RE-SIGN PERRY RILEY [3 years, $13 million] This is the most important move the Redskins made in the opening day of free agency. Already missing the retired London Fletcher, Washington did not want to bring in two new inside linebackers and teach them a new system. Bringing back Riley, who played better in 2012 than in 2013 — who didn’t? — was a top priority. Bringing him back on the contract…

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UPDATED! Scouting Reports: 7 Free Agents on Redskins’ Radar

AQIB TALIB Position: CB // AGE: 28 // HT: 6’1″ // WT: 205 lbs // 2013 // 2013 team: New England Patriots Washington’s interest in Talib is hardly a surprise. He’s a top player at cornerback, a position where the Redskins still have need after re-signing DeAngelo  Hall to a 4-year deal. In addition, Secondary coach Raheem Morris was Talib’s coach in Tampa Bay and Redskins GM Bruce Allen was GM in Tampa when Talib…

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Redskins sign LB Nick Barnett

The Washington Redskins have signed ILB Nick Barnett to back up London Fletcher and Perry Riley, replacing Keenan Robinson, who is out for the season after suffering his second torn pectoral muscle in less than one calendar year. Barnett, 32, is an experienced 3-4 inside linebacker who is well suited in many ways to the Redskins defense. He led the Buffalo Bills in tackles last season, but has received little notice on the free agent market, probably because he’s been recovering…

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