ok, wtf? TWO Edge-rushers for the Redskins? Do you even know who is on the Redskins' roster? I was gonna comment after the first one, but decided not to. However, A SECOND EDGE-RUSHER? Preston Smith is quite good and only 23. The Redskins signed Kerrigan to a big contract extension. Clearly the top two spots are on lockdown. Question mark: Junior Galette. Can he return from a second torn achilles and provide a spark at DPR? We'll see, but he's more than just a journeyman edge rusher. Now, would it be nice to have some more depth? Sure, but that doesn't mean the Redskins should bypass their glaring needs at LG, C, and DL, GLARING needs, just to get DEPTH. Not a starter, but DEPTH. Safety, ILB, and RB. Just some more positions of need for you.
2010 NFL Free Agency: Star rating is out of five. Age listing as of Sept. 1, 2010.
Leigh Bodden, CB, Patriots. Age: 28. Re-signed with Patriots (5 years, $28.5 million; $10 million guaranteed)
What I wrote last year: "One of the top press corners in the NFL, Leigh Bodden struggled last year because Matt Millen foolishly decided that Bodden could play in a zone scheme. Chad Ochocinco recently called Bodden the top corner in the NFL." Well, Bodden just had an amazing season and should be awarded with a massive contract.
Tramon Williams (ERFA), CB, Packers. Age: 27. Re-signed with Packers (1 year, $3.1 million)
The Packers lost nothing when Al Harris went down because Tramon Williams was great toward the end of the season.
Richard Marshall (RFA), CB, Panthers. Age: 25. Re-signed with Panthers (1 year, $1.7 million)
Richard Marshall had a very good season for the Panthers and is only 25. He'll be retained for a high tender.
Dunta Robinson, CB, Texans. Age: 28. Signed with Falcons (6 years, $57 million; $25.5 million guaranteed)
Dunta Robinson is a solid No. 1 corner, but has an extensive injury history. Signing him to a long-term deal would be risky.
Carlos Rogers (RFA), CB, Redskins. Age: 29. Re-signed with Redskins (1 year, $1.5 million)
Carlos Rogers is a decent starting corner, but at one point was benched during the 2009 season.
Phillip Buchanon, CB, Lions. Age: 29. Signed with Redskins (1 year, $1.5 million)
Phillip Buchanon is a solid corner, but struggled last year. You can attribute that to Detroit's anemic pass rush. Buchanon is worth signing as a sound No. 2 corner.
A solid nickel and an effective kick-returner, Ellis Hobbs played in only eight games next year because of a neck injury.
Brent Grimes (ERFA), CB, Falcons. Age: 27. Re-signed with Falcons
Brent Grimes played well down the stretch, but I wouldn't feel comfortable with him starting 16 games.
Rod Hood, CB, Titans. Age: 28. Re-signed with Titans
Jeff Fisher made a big mistake playing Nick Harper over Rod Hood toward the end of the 2009 season. Philip Rivers torched Harper on Christmas. Hood, meanwhile, played well when he was given the chance to start.
Brian Williams, CB, Falcons. Age: 31. Re-signed with Falcons (1 year)
Brian Williams would be ranked a lot higher if he weren't coming off an ACL tear. At 31, that'll be tough to come back from.
Nate Jones, CB, Dolphins. Age: 28. Signed with Broncos (4 years, $13.6 million)
Played well as a nickel corner in 2009. Because no CBA has been reached, Nate Jones is one of the top unrestricted corners on the market.