The Washington Redskins slowed their momentum in day two of free agency and once again the big splash eluded the Redskins as star wide receiver Eric Decker signed with the New York Jets and cornerback Corey Graham signed with the Buffalo Bills. Washington did, however, pick up a lesser-known player for most fans, but local supporters may be more familiar with former University of Maryland standout offensive tackle Bruce Campbell.
Many around the National Football League expect Washington to pick up the pace on day 3 as meetings are expected to occur between the Redskins and safety Ryan Clark, defensive linemen Jason Hatcher, Anthony Spencer, and Antonio Smith. Hatcher and Spencer are extremely familiar with the Washington Redskins organization, as they have spent the past 8 and 7 years respectively with the Dallas Cowboys. Spencer is expected to be the first of the pair to visit Redskins Park.
Spencer recorded 11 sacks in 2012 and after being franchise tagged endured a micro fracture injury to his left knee. Hatcher has also had a successful career in Dallas after sacking the quarterback 27 times for the Cowboys.
With just a bit over 9 million to play with, Washington will focus on filling their major needs along the defensive line and in the secondary. Don’t be surprised if a few of these big names stick around in Washington.