Redskins Sign Two More…Hopefully They Aren’t Done
The Redskins have remained active on Day 2 of Free Agency, while they wait for Donovan McNabb‘s tantrum to be over. The Skins have signed WR Donte Stallworth and QB Kellen Clemens to a pair of one year deals.
Neither deal will have the Redskins checking Expedia for cheap flights and hotels to Indianapolis, but they are solid one-year signings. Since neither deal looks to have broken the bank, I’m okay with signing Stallworth and Clemens. The biggest reason I might be okay with the deal is what it means for the rest of the team.
In the case of Stallworth, this could signal that we are out of the major WR market, which is a good thing. The Redskins can’t afford to spend big money on WR, while the rest of their team is in need of fixing. Signing Stallworth brings in a solid veteran, who if he makes the team will ensure that Roydell Williams is no longer on the roster! That is a huge bonus to the Skins WR corps since Stallworth can be a viable receiver. His presence also means that the rookies won’t need to be rushed into significant playing time which is important with a limited training camp.
As for Clemens I don’t see him bringing much to the table, but there are a few positives. He has at least played before (not too well though), something that other options might not be able to say. He also should fit into our number 3 QB role a lot better than Matt Leinart (hopefully the chances of that signing are now dead in the water). It’s not likely ever to amount for anything, but in a rebuilding year it also won’t matter much, that Clemens isn’t a better QB.
These are small signings and hopefully, they are more to fill out the roster cheaply (which could have been done in UDFA) so more money can go to big signings like perhaps a few offensive linemen (at least 3).