Here’s a quick look at the Redskins:
- In today’s mailbag, a reader asks Mike Jones of The Washington Post to handicap the odds of both DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon both coming back after 2016 on new deals. It’s unlikely that both are back in Washington, but Jones believes that it is possible that one of the two veterans are retained. Still, despite their age and their cap hits (Garcon counts for $10.2MM, Jackson at $9.25MM), team brass values both of them for the here and now. Unsurprisingly, the team has yet to have contract talks with either wide receiver.
- Have the Redskins done enough to improve their defense this offseason? Rich Tandler of CSNWashington.com is concerned about the team’s defensive line, citing lower-level free agent Kendell Reyes and fifth-round pick Matt Ioannidis as uninspiring additions. While the D-Line, which was 26th vs. the run last year, might not be much improved, Tandler is hopeful about the rest of the D. Junior Galette is coming back from injury and rookie Su’a Cravens should give the team a boost at multiple positions. Of course, Washington’s biggest upgrade is at cornerback where they added ex-Panthers star Josh Norman late in the offseason.
- Last week, the Redskins saved $3MM in cap room by releasing veteran wide receiver Andre Roberts. Recently, PFR’s Dallas Robinson looked at potential landing spots for the 28-year-old, including the Bills, Falcons, Bengals, and 49ers.
- Former Redskins coach Mike Shanahan made waves recently when he said that he was not in favor of the trade that brought Robert Griffin III to D.C.