Washington Redskins GM says team will be active in free agency

Jan 9, 2014; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden is introduced by general manager Bruce Allen during a press conferences at Redskins Park Team Auditorium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Redskins are desperately trying to reverse their fortunes at the moment. Not only do they have a team name that is the center of racial tension, but they have a team that just isn’t very good. Washington has hired a new head coach in Jay Gruden to start correcting the problems and now general manager Bruce Allen is saying the team will be active in free agency when it comes to filling holes in the roster.

Allen’s comments were passed along by the Washington Post,

“We’ll have some room. We’re gonna have some room to do some things. But we have some players who are free agents, and we’re going to talk to them first, to try to retain them. But we have the ability to maneuver around, andwe’ll be active in free agency.”

The Redskins were penalized last season and weren’t active in free agency as a result, but this year they seem to be ready to make up for lost spending. There are a slew of needs the team needs to fill, so hearing that Washington will be active in making upgrades will start to help fans get excited about the team.

Now the question is will the right guys be signed, or will the Redskins end up overcompensating?

Topics: Washington Redskins

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