Washington Redskins wrap up busy Day 1


With a busy first day of free agency around the league in the books, the Washington Redskins made the smart play by stearing clear of the high-priced free agents and focusing on the more fundamental issues surrounding the roster.  Aqib Talib, Jairus Byrd, T.J. Ward, and Karlos Dansby are all of the market, but Washington will continue to navigate the League’s opening week.

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The price proved too steep for Talib, who recently signed a 6-year, $57 million deal.  The contract would have absorbed too much money for a player who raises several red flags.  Both Jairus Byrd and T.J. Ward signed similar deals, and Washington was not willing to dish out the money for either safety.

Washington will now turn its attention to free agents such as Eric Decker, Hakeem Nicks, defensive end Antonio Smith, and corner Cory Graham.  Although the allotted players aren’t your stereotypical playmakers, their potential impact could be much deeper than their effect on owner Daniel Snyder’s pocket book.  Washington pursuit for another NFC East crown will continue Tuesday in what will be another busy day for Redskins management.