Redskins Free Agency Refresher: Keeping Track of Every Move

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March 30, 2020 - 5:28 pm
Redskins Free Agency Refresher: Keeping Track of Every Move

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Two weeks after the start of NFL free agency, the Redskins' offseason plans are beginning to take shape.

Ron Rivera has emphasized defense, adding depth pieces along the secondary and linebacker corps, as well as a few starters. We can also take away that Rivera is putting a premium on competition as he looks to reshape the Redskins culture, bringing in proven veteran talent on one-year prove-it deals and trading for Kyle Allen to push Dwayne Haskins at QB.

Redskins Additions

Ronald Darby, CB, 26: Darby will presumably compete with Fabian Moreau at cornerback for the starting spot, opposite Kendall Fuller.

Cody Latimer, WR, 27: Latimer stays in the NFC East after spending two seasons with the Giants.

Richard Rodgers, TE, 28: Rodgers has struggled to stay healthy over the past few years, but his addition bolsters the Redskins need at tight end.

Peyton Barber, RB, 26: Barber racked up 585 total yards from scrimmage and seven touchdowns (6 rushing, 1 receiving) for the Buccaneers in 2019. He touched the ball 170 times through the ground and air.

Cornelius Lucas, OT, 28: Lucas is a mammoth of a human, standing at 6 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing in at 327 pounds. Undrafted in 2014, Lucas has played for four teams in six NFL seasons, most recently with the Bears in 2019.

Logan Thomas, TE, 28: Previously with Detroit, Thomas was a quarterback in college at Virginia Tech who converted to tight end at the NFL level three years into his professional career.

J.D. McKissic, RB, 26: McKissic is a versatile back with hands who caught 34 passes for 233 yards and one touchdown for the Lions in 2019 while rushing for an additional 205 yards on 38 touches. He played in 16 games, starting three.

He had 479 total yards and three touchdowns in three seasons prior with the Seahawks.

Nate Orchard, DE, 27: The Redskins brought Orchard on late last season and he was a reliable contributor during his limited playing time.

Sean Davis, FS, 26: The former Terp was a second-round pick in 2016 and is coming off a year in which he missed all but one game. 

Thomas Davis, LB, 37: Davis is still productive despite his age, racking up 112 combined tackles for the Chargers in 2019.

Kevin Pierre-Louis, LB, 28: Linebacker was a clear position of need for the Redskins entering free agency. They addressed that with the addition of Pierre-Louis, formerly of the Bears.

Kendall Fuller, CB, 25: The Redskins made a tough decision in giving away Fuller in the Jan. 2018 trade that brought Alex Smith to Washington. Now, after watching him win the Super Bowl with the Kansas City Chiefs, the Redskins are bringing the 25-year-old corner home.

Jon Bostic, ILB, 28: The Redskins liked what they saw in linebacker Bostic in 2019, even so, that they're bringing him back for another two seasons.

Wes Schweitzer, G, 26: After losing Ereck Flowers to free agency, Washington needed to add depth along their offensive line. Enter former Falcons guard Schweitzer, who's agreed to a three-year deal with the Redskins.

Brandon Scherff, G, 28: After failing to come to an agreement before free agency, the Redskins rightly realized they couldn't live without Scherff. By using the non-exclusive franchise tag, they're betting they can reach a long-term deal by July 15, or allow another team to make an offer with the chance to match or receive compensation in return.