Who Should The Redskins Target in Free Agency?

1. Panthers' Safety Mike Mitchell

 Can't wear 21 here though, buddy

Can't wear 21 here though, buddy

The Redskins have not had a reliable player at the free safety position since the days when Sean Taylor was patrolling the secondary. Adding former Panther Mike Mitchell into the fold would solve some problems in the back end. In 15 games played last season in Carolina, Mitchell set career highs in tackles (66), sacks (3.5), passes defended (8), interceptions (4) and forced fumbles (2) 

2. Ravens' Defensive End Arthur Jones

Adam Carriker is gone, Stephen Bowen might be right behind him and Jarvis Jenkins hasn't yet returned to the form he flashed in the 2011 preseason before tearing his ACL. Arthur Jones has experience playing the five technique in Baltimore and would be the upgrade at end the Redskins desperately need. 

3. Seahawks' Cornerback CB Walter Thurmond III

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The Redskins went with a nickel corner on 62% of their defensive plays last season. Josh Wilson won't be back so adding a quality third corner should be a high priority. Walter Thummond III was an effective slot corner during the Seahawks Super Bowl run and would be an ideal fit with DeAngelo Hall and David Amerson.

4. Packer's Tight End Andrew Quarless

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Uber talented tight end Jordan Reed will be a valued part of the Redskins' offense in 2014, but they have to upgrade the TE2 spot on the depth chart. The Packers will likely try and retain the former Penn Sate Nittany Lion, but if he becomes available, he would be perfect for that slot. Andrew Quarless is far more talented tight end than both Niles Paul and Logan Paulsen in the passing game , yet is an underrated in-line run blocker. His receiving and run-after the catch ability would only create more match-up problems for opposing defenses.

5. Bengals' tackle Anthony Collins

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This one is a no brainer. Anthony Collins already has knowledge of Jay Gruden's offense and can transition seamlessly into the Redskins starting lineup. Even though Collins may seek left tackle money, he will still likely cost less than some of other tackles available in this free agent market (Branden Albert, Michael Oher, Rodger Saffold )

 

6. Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt & Bengals wide receiver Andrew Hawkins

These would be two SNEAKY good signing if the Redskins can actually pull it off. Like Anthony Collins, Andrew Hawkins knows Gruden's offense and could become a valued slot receiver to replace Santana Moss. Kenny Britt has had several consecutive turmoil filled and unproductive seasons in Tennessee, but the guy definitely is talented target that you can put opposite of Pierre Garcon. Griffin III needs more playmakers around him, and these are two that you can get on the cheap. The Redskins can probably ink both players to one year deals in which they can prove their worth.