Unsigned free agents the Redskins should absolutely pursue

The Fan News Desk
March 22, 2020 - 4:44 pm

With most marquee free agents off the market, the news cycle has dwindled over recent days. The Redskins still have holes to fill and there are a ton of options available for them to pursue.

The Redskins addressed a need in the secondary by bringing back CB Kendall Fuller, and added depth by re-signing LB Jon Bostic and bringing on DE Kevin Pierre-Lewis.

The team didn't overspend on any free agents, which is a sign of relief – relenting on overpaying for WR Amari Cooper and TE Austin Hooper – and didn't break the bank to sign DBs Byron Jones or James Bradberry. 

LT Trent Williams still wants out, and after a report circulated Saturday night from ProFootballTalk, it appears CB Quinton Dunbar is being shopped as well, joining him on the trade block.

While the team made a ton of smart signings, there are still holes to fill. Here are the best options they can still add.

Free Agents Redskins Should Pursue:

WR Breshad Perriman, 27, Buccaneers

Perriman enjoyed a breakout campaign (36 catches, 645 yards, 6 receiving TDs), for the Buccaneers in 2019 as the No. 3 wide receiver in Bruce Arians' offense behind Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. Perriman, who was selected by the Ravens in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, never materialized in Baltimore and was waived in Sept. 2018. The Redskins gave him a shot by signing him to a contract shortly thereafter, but he was cut six days later. He then spent the 2018 season in Cleveland before breaking out in Tampa last season. Perriman is a high-risk, high-reward option the Redskins could consider.

TE Delanie Walker, 35, Titans:

Walker was waived by the Titans before the new league year began. He has struggled with injuries over his last two seasons but was named to the Pro Bowl in the three years prior. From 2014-17, the Titans' offense ran through Walker when he racked up at least 60 catches, 800 yards, and 4 total touchdowns per season. If signed and healthy, he'd be the presumed starter for the Redskins at tight end in 2020.

S Eric Reid, 28, Panthers:

Reid could look to reunite with Redskins head coach Ron Rivera in D.C. and add a spark to the team's defense. The former first-round pick was surprisingly released by the Panthers earlier this week and would be a clear upgrade for the team at free safety. Reid was the 12th-leading tackler in the NFL in 2019 with 129. Among safeties, only Arizona's Budda Baker recorded more (147).