The Washington Redskins can certainly use some help up front on the offensive line, and they’re apparently going to address that situation as they’re set to host free agent offensive tackle Donal Penn, according to the Washington Post.
The Redskins are expected to host free agent offensive tackle Donald Penn, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.
Washington’s efforts to improve the offensive line that will protect Robert Griffin III and pave the way for Pro Bowl running back Alfred Morris remain ongoing.
The Redskins do indeed need the help up front, mainly to help out RG III and Alfred Morris, as the report states. There’s not a question that the Redskins have the skilled position players to compete–we saw that in 2012–but they need help at the less glamorous positions.
Earlier in this week when the free agency period got underway, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers released Penn after being one of their more consistent players since 2007, starting 108 consecutive games.
One other note is that should the Redskins make this deal a reality, they would be interested in moving Penn to the right side, as opposed to playing left tackle where he’s played the majority of his career.