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Who will be a free agent in 2013?


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.


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.


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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Josh Norman didn't stand a chance defending Kyle O’Quinn on this dunk

Josh Norman didn't stand a chance defending Kyle O’Quinn on this dunk

Josh Norman is a man of many talents — at least on the football field, and in the friendliest possible way, he was reminded of that this weekend during a charity basketball game.

Opposite of the defensive nightmare Norman can be for receivers, the New York Knicks' Kyle O’Quinn had a little fun with the Redskins cornerback and the 10-inch height difference they share during the during Bam Bam’s Spring Jam at the Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Virginia.

O'Quinn got the ball and went up for a particularly easy dunk as Norman jumped and tried to swat the ball away but his effort was futile. 

While this was all in good fun, Norman should probably stick to football. 

Former Virginia Tech defenseive back and current Seattle Seahawk Kam Chancellor's foundation is behind the charity game, which also included Redskins' Lynden Trail, Marshawn Lynch, Michael Bennett and Antoine Bethea.  

Related: Kirk Cousins got some tips from an 85-year-old woman

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Memorial Day Reflection: Kirk Cousins appreciates the cost of freedom

Memorial Day Reflection: Kirk Cousins appreciates the cost of freedom

On Memorial Day, people all over the United States stop to reflect on the freedoms provided for by the military. Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is no different.

"So grateful for living in this country and understanding that that came at a price and I just want to say thank you," Cousins said.

Speaking after an OTA session last week with military members in attendance, Cousins explained that he appreciates the added sense of history and obligation that comes from living in and around D.C.

"It’s a good reminder why it’s such a benefit to play here in Washington. It just feels like it’s that much more real with Andrews Air Force Base here and so many soldiers here. There’s something special about playing for the city of Washington, D.C. and driving 30 minutes into the city and going by the White House and the Pentagon and the monuments."

The Redskins hosted military members from multiple branches at their OTAs, and afterward, Cousins and a number of other players signed autographs. 

"You say ‘Man, I want to give these soldiers, these fans something to cheer about and make them excited and bring this city together.' Hopefully winning football games can do that. What a great thing. That’s the vision we’re chasing," the Redskins passer said. "Hopefully we can get it done this season."


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