According to Brian Paxton* we need to target these guys in free agency
1. FS Jairus Byrd, Buffalo Bills
2. S Louis Delmas, Detroit Lions
3. RT Andre Smith, Cincinnati Bengals
4. DT Israel Idonije, Chicago Bears
5. TE Dustin Keller, New York Jets
I think he's skipping our own free agents, but I like his list... well... I like 1, 2, & 3. Not sure how I feel about 4 and can't really see bringing in #5 unless there's trouble with Paulsen & Davis.
I'm on board with a lot of you who are on the Byrd bandwagon. He'd be a heck of a signing.
I actually have a friend who's a Detroit fan so I watch games with him occasionally. Delmas seems like a good choice to me if we can't get Jairus... heck, both of them on the field could be cool. Can you imagine Byrd at FS and Delmas at SS. Could be interesting.
Another friend of mine is a Bengals fan (my friends aren't right in the head) and Andre Smith is a really good RT. I think he'd be excellent in Washington and seems pretty durable outside of a minor foot injury that hasn't cost him any playing time that I can remember.
* Article here (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1...ns-must-target)
Free agents I'd like to keep:
DL Chris Baker RFA (small deal)Free agents I don't see coming back:
DL Kedric Golston UFA (small deal)
FB Darrel Young RFA
LB Lorenzo Alexander UFA
LB Robert Jackson UFA
OG Kory Lichtensteiger UFA (small deal)
OL Nick Sundberg RFA
OT Tyler Polumbus UFA (small deal)
P Sav Rocca UFA
SS Madieu Williams UFA (maybe... good camp competition at the right price)
TE Fred Davis UFA
TE Logan Paulsen RFA
CB Cedric Griffin UFA (let's see how he does in the playoffs, but right now... I'd say goodbye)
KR Brandon Banks RFA (enough is enough)
LB Chris Wilson UFA (failed experiment)
OT Jordan Black UFA (filled in well, but I kind of look for him to retire, but who knows)
QB Rex Grossman UFA (see Brandon Banks)
TE Chris Cooley UFA (cut him last year, I see more of the same in his future)
FS Tanard Jackson UFA (cut our losses now)
With our salary cap issues, this is a tall order.
12 of our own free agents plus 3-5 external free agents doesn't seem doable.