The Washington Redskins are looking to improve their team from the abysmal mess it was in 2013 and one way they’re going to do that is make up for lost spending in free agency. The Redskins are notorious spenders, as Daniel Snyder’s deep pockets have wielded plenty of massive deals over the years — albeit not so impressive ones.
All of that could change this offseason, but the names of the players the Redskins are apparently interested reek of the traditional boom or bust quality that gets Synder all hot and bothered.
Thanks to their ability to block the airplane tracker, we won’t know for sure. But the names I’ve heard the most, and for a while: safety Mike Mitchell, defensive lineman Linval Joseph, linebacker Joe Mays (mostly as a special teams guy), receiver Hakeem Nicks and, perhaps, linebacker Jon Beason.
Nicks is a name that could field some attention in free agency, but his woes in his final year with the Giants have caused many to cool on him. That won’t stop the Redskins from going after a tall deep threat, as Washington just needs to find someone for Robert Griffin III to throw to.