With the start of the National Football League’s free agency period tomorrow at four o’clock, Washington Redskins fans need to turn their attention to alloverthehill.com, and expect a busy day for the team. With the long list of free agents available there are four targets that the Redskins must stay away from:
Former New England Patriot, Aqib Talib, CB- When entering the league in 2008 Talib was recognized as one of the most talented corners entering the league. After a rather up and down career thus far, Talib will look to cash in during free agency, and Washington doesn’t want to overpay for the risky addition of Talib. Despite Talib’s ties to both Raheem Morris and Bruce Allen, Sam Shields is a more likely fit. Shields would be a way more cost efficient move and doesn’t have the baggage that comes along with Talib.
Former New York Giant, Hakeem Nicks, WR- Nicks has simply put been a shell of his former self since the 2012 season. The UNC product’s production has dipped in the past two seasons, and has been seen by many as player who takes plays off. For a Redskins team that hopes for a deep playoff run that’s not a player you want on your roster.
Former New England Patriot Julian Edleman, WR- 37 catches. That was Edleman’s career high prior to taking over for Wes Welker as the slot receiver. Despite Washington’s need of a slot receiver, the Redskins cannot expect Edleman to produce similar numbers in the more run oriented Washington offense. Edleman will look to cash in during free agency, but hopefully not at the expense of the Washington Redskins.
Former Cleveland Brown T.J. Ward, SS- Ward had a career year in 2013-14 recording 112 tackles and two interceptions making his first trip to Honolulu. Washington has several needs within the secondary and signing Ward would be a risky move with Jarious Byrd still available.