I’ll never forget attending the AT&T National in 2009. My buddy and I attended Friday’s round and seeing Tiger was our first priority. We decided to post-up at the tee box on #3 and wait for Tiger to make his rounds. Woods was schedule to tee off on #1 at 12:22 so we expected Woods to be making his way to hole 3 somewhere around 1:00. What we didn’t realize at the time was that we didn’t need a watch to track when Tiger was approaching, We could FEEL it! You could feel the energy, feel the excitement, feel the crowd, see the media lining-up, etc… you KNEW Tiger was approaching.
In the same way: you can feel the excitement and feel the energy as the Washington Redskins favorite time of the year is approaching, NFL’s free-agency. It will be here very soon, I believe that and so should you. This lockout, should be ending by July 15th at the latest, search the internet and you’ll be told the same thing. So with that said, free-agency will be upon us and of course that means the Skins will be working around the clock, to do what we do best. Rumors are swirling as you can imagine but we all know not to put anything past the Redskins, let’s see what’s being said:
Yahoo Sports is talking about the Skins pursuing heavily both Cullen Jenkins from Green Bay and Nmandi Asomugha from Oakland Raiders.
Jenkins is almost a lock to land in DC as this rumor has been going on for months and both sides have admitted to mutual interest in one another. Let’s bring it on…
As for Nmandi, the first thing people say is: Nmandi and DeAngelo were horrible when paired together in Oakland, why would we want to pair them in DC? Oakland is similar to Vegas, what happens in Oakland, stays in Oakland. Just because things don’t work out in Oakland doesn’t mean they won’t work out somewhere else, just ask Randy Moss. I would love Nmandi in DC and even though he’ll cost us about $20 million dollars a year, which is an insane amount of money but as long as they structure it in a way to not crush our cap, screw-it, let’s do it, it’s not my money. (or maybe it is, I just spent $50 to park for a country concert at FedEx Field)
There have been rumors that started today that the Skins may be in the market for Braylon Edwards.
As reported by ESPN’s John Clayton and then later confirmed by Rotoworld’s Evan Silva; the Redskins are expected to be very heavy in the Edwards chase. For the RIGHT price, I’ll take Edwards but if you were to ask me my initial thoughts, I’d say no thank you. Edwards has never striked me as one to be a strong leader and with young Hankerson and Armstrong alongside him, I want someone in that spot who I’ll trust watching my kids. Braylon could pay ME to watch my kids and I would deny. Not to mention, we have enough “drops” at the tight-end position, let’s not couple that with this mess:
Now come on Braylon… pull it together.
We could still extend Moss for a couple more years and forget the whole Edwards talk, which I would welcome. But if, Evan Silva is correct, Moss could land in New England on a 3-year $16 million dollar contract but he also mentions that Terrell Owens could land a one-year deal in DC… okay, let’s hope Silva isn’t right.
(FYI, I did not photoshop this Clausen jersey, this came from the Bleacher Report, I needed to make note of this as I woke up to threats from the around the internet for hurting people’s eyeballs)
The Jimmy Clausen coming to DC rumor has also started heating up. I understand how this gained momentum. We liked Claussen going into last year’s draft. Carolina drafted Cam Newton who clearly should get the nod over Clausen so is there really a need for Carolina to keep Claussen as a backup when Newton is the QB of the future. Despite the charge led by John Beck himself to be this year’s starting QB, we are unstable at the position to say the least. Keep an eye on this but I think similar to Rich Tandler thinks, the price would be to high.
There are rumors of Ike Taylor, Jonathan Joseph and Antonio Cromartie all coming to DC too, you can read it here.
There’s rumors about what we’re going to do with Albert, which Kevin Ewoldt from Hogs Haven gives great perspective on here. But, in classic Philadelphia-style, he was challenged by a blogging Eagles fan who brought up some great Haynesworth points challenging Ewoldt, fun reading nonetheless, read it here.
There’s a lot of noise around the web… give us your thoughts about who the Skins should go after and who we should avoid at all costs?