The Lions cleared some salary cap space by releasing two veteran players yesterday, one on each side of the ball. Could either of them be on the Redskins’ radar as a possible free agency addition?
WR Nate Burleson—In Week 3 last year Burleson torched the Redskins for 116 yards on six receptions. Unfortunately for him, a few days later he broke his arm in an accident that occurred when the tried to keep a pizza on the passenger seat of his car from falling on the floor. Burleson returned after missing seven games but never played well enough to justify the Lions paying him his scheduled $5.5 million salary this year. He probably has something left but he’ll be 33 before the season starts and with Jay Gruden likely to start building a bigger wide receiver corps, his 6-0 height doesn’t seem like a fit in Washington.
S Louis Delmas—He played 16 games last year which is notable since he had not done that in his five-year NFL career. In all he has missed 14 games and even more disturbing is that he has been on the injury report 50 of the 80 weeks he’s been in the league. Delmas had a nice 2013 with 3 interceptions, 2 sacks, and 49 tackles and he’s about to turn 27 so he is an attractive option. But you’re rolling the dice if you sign him to a big contract.