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Who will be a free agent in 2013?

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Who will be a free agent in 2013?

Here are the Redskins 2013 free agents and a quick look at how much of a priority the Redskins will make signing them.

Who do you think should go and who must stay? Let us know in the comments.

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LB Lorenzo Alexander: The special teams captain is becoming more and more valuable as a key contributor on defense. Bringing him back will be a priority and they should be able to come to a reasonable contract agreement.

NT Chris Baker: He has done a decent job as a backup nose tackle, He should get a chance to come back.

OT Jordan Black: Will likely be released when the team activates Jammal Brown off of the PUP list.

TE Chris Cooley: Let's see what he does over the remaining eight games of the season before trying to figure out this one.

TE Fred Davis: He was poised to get a pretty solid long-term deal before suffering the torn Achilles. Now he might have to settle for a one year deal with health and performance incentives. That may or may not be with the Redskins.

DE Kedric Golston: The Redskins will almost certainly offer him a deal with minimal guarantees.

CB Cedric Griffin: Unless he comes on strong the rest of the season, he's probably a one and done in DC.

LB Rob Jackson: The Redskins almost certainly would welcome him back for a minimum deal but it remains to be seen if, assuming Brian Orakpo is back healthy, he will seek to go somewhere that might promise more playing time.

OL Kory Lichtensteiger: He probably has a job here as long as he wants one but they won't pay him a ton of money.

OL Tyler Polumbus: He has played every snap this year but the Redskins won't plan on having him do that next year. Could stick as a utility lineman for the minimum.

P Sav Rocca:He was a consistent weapon last year but this year he's not much better than average. The Redskins might want him to stay but the aren't going to pay him the $1.55 million they are paying him this year.

S Madieu Williams: The Redskins hope to upgrade the position and if they can find another solution in free agency or the draft they could move on.

LB Chris Wilson: He made the team as a pass rush specialist but he can't get on the field now because he couldn't rush the passer. Unlikely to be brought back.

QB Rex Grossman: (Overlooked when first posted) It seems likely that Shanahan will go back to his preferred two-QB roster setup and let Grossman go.

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Note: To retain a right of first refusal an NFL team will have to offer a one-year tender of $1.26 million. They can also choose to make a lesser contract offer but that will allow a player to negotiate and sign with any other team without a chance to match.

KR Brandon Banks: Although they are still enamored by his speed, it seems likely that the Redskins will move on from Banks.

TE Logan Paulsen: Whether or not he's the starter the Redskins are likely to keep him via a tender or by signing him to a two- or three-year dea.

FB Darrel Young: Like Paulsen, the Redskins will retain Young one way or another.

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Redskins promote CB Phillips from practice squad, waive Bruton Jr. and Clausell

Redskins promote CB Phillips from practice squad, waive Bruton Jr. and Clausell

The Redskins made a couple of roster moves just before departing for Arizona to play the Cardinals.

They signed cornerback Dashaun Phillips from the practice squad and cut offensive tackle Blaine Clausell. The Redskins also waived safety David Bruton Jr. off of injured reserve.

Phillips was the Redskins’ nickel corner for the first three games of the season, and he made four tackles and recovered a fumble. But they moved rookie Kendall Fuller up into the slot corner role in Week 4 and Phillips spent several weeks on the inactive list before being waived on November 12 and added to the practice squad three days later.

The moves became known after Redskins coach Jay Gruden had spoken to the media for the day so we can only speculate as to the reasoning behind them. Actually, the release of Clausell isn’t hard to figure out. He was signed after Trent Williams started his four-game suspension and with Williams set to return on Monday and the other options at backup tackle healthy there was no point in keeping him around.

Phillips is likely going to Arizona as an insurance policy. The Cardinals like to spread the field with a lot of wide receivers. They will want to have five cornerbacks active. They do have Josh Norman, Bashaud Breeland, Fuller, Quinton Dunbar, and Greg Toler. But Breeland is listed as questionable with an ankle injury and they Redskins don’t want to take any chance of being caught short-handed at cornerback if he suffers a setback. That’s especially true when they don’t need to bring an extra tackle along.

Depending on how things shake out injury-wise against the Cardinals there is a good chance that we could see Phillips on the waiver wire once again as a roster spot will be needed for Williams.

Bruton started the first four games of the season at safety before going on injured reserve with a concussion. This past offseason he signed a three-year, $9 million free agent contract with $3.4 million full guaranteed. There will be a deal cap hit of approximately $1.7 million in 2017 to account for the prorated bonus. 

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Redskins-Cardinals injury report: Reed out, seven questionable

Redskins-Cardinals injury report: Reed out, seven questionable

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TE Jordan Reed (shoulder)—The word heroic is thrown around too often when talking about what athletes do, in light if what, say, first responders do every day. But Reed playing in the second half out of the Dallas game with a third-degree AC joint sprain certainly was remarkable. But Gruden said that Reed won’t have sufficient range of motion in the shoulder or range of motion to be able to go against the Cardinals.

DE Anthony Lanier (leg)—The reserve lineman missed the second half of the Dallas game with a leg contusion. Gruden said he was kicked in the lower leg against the Cowboys and the swelling is still an issue.

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LS Nick Sundberg (back)—He tweaked his back in the weight room before the Packers game and missed that game and the one against the Cowboys. He was a full go in practice all week and will return against the Cardinals.

G Brandon Scherff (ankle)—He has been limited in practice during the week but it seems certain that he will go against the Cardinals.

T Ty Nsekhe (ankle)—Ditto comment on Scherff above.

CB Bashaud Breeland (ankle)—He suffered the injury in practice this week and he was limited in practice on Thursday.

RB Chris Thompson (illness)—He was limited in practice during the week but he said in the locker room he will have his usual role on Sunday.

Also questionable for the Redskins: ILB Terence Garvin (shoulder) and DE Ricky Jean Francois (knee)

Cardinals

Check back for the Cardinals injury update after they release their report later this afternoon.