Rich Tandler of RealRedskins.com pondered whether the Redskins should look into signing free agent running back Arian Foster. The tailback is reportedly expected to be healthy in time for training camp and three teams have expressed interest in him this offseason, though it’s unclear if the Redskins are among those teams.
Currently, the Redskins have Matt Jones, Chris Thompson, rookie Keith Marshall, Mack Brown, Kelsey Young, and Rob Kelley on their running back depth chart, as shown on Roster Resource. Tandler believes that the Redskins should do their due diligence when it comes to Foster, though he expresses concern about the veteran’s price tag. Personally, however, I don’t see Foster’s asking price being all that high given the injury issues which limited him to four games in 2015 and just 25 games across the last three seasons.
Here’s more from the NFC East:
- Is the Giants‘ defense something to be feared again now that free agent acquisitions like defensive end Olivier Vernon, nose tackle Damon Harrison, and cornerback Janoris Jenkins are in the fold? ESPN.com’s Todd Archer argues that while the defense is certainly improved, the unit as a whole is not as fearsome as it was in 2007 or 2011. Vernon’s sack total is cause for concern, he feels, and he also says that Jenkins takes too many chances at cornerback. Ultimately, though, he approves of the Harrison signing since he can help shut down the run.
- Kyshoen Jarrett‘s status with the Redskins appears to be as murky as ever. Recently, Jay Gruden dodged questions about the former Virginia Tech standout’s long-term future with the team, and that makes it seem like he’s a longshot to contribute in 2016, CSNMidAtlantic.com’s Tarik El-Bashir writes. As a result, El-Bashir doesn’t project Jarrett to make the 53-man roster. Instead, he sees Washington going into 2016 with Will Blackmon, David Bruton, Su’a Cravens (who may play more at linebacker), DeAngelo Hall, and Duke Ihenacho at the safety spots.
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