Options For The Redskins:
Now some of these guys are likely resigning with their respective team’s practice squads, but not all of that information is released yet. Here are some players I’d love to see the Redskins add to their active roster and practice squad.
Dan LeFevour: The 2010 6th rounder, looked to have a good bit of upside. While thus far he hasn’t shown much the Redskins need some practice squad QB’s and he’d be an intriguing addition.
Pat Devlin: Devlin looked to be a mid-round pick until he faltered somewhat in the East/West Game and the Combine, but he does show some promise and would be another interesting quarterback for Mike Shanahan to coach up.
Other options: Adam Forman, Adam Weber
Evan Royster: I thought Royster showed enough to be signed to the practice squad, and could be a nice option for the 53 man roster later in the year.
Aldrick Robinson: I know Robinson didn’t have the best camp, but he’s got excellent speed and would be a nice guy to keep around for a year.
Dorrin Dickerson: Dickerson is an interesting option as he played all over in college, lining up at H-back, WR, TE, OLB. The Texans took him as a WR project in the 7th round in 2010, after he ran a 4.4 forty and a 42″ vertical. While the Redskins have no shortage of receivers he’d be an interesting practice squad option given his size and speed. He also knows the offense after spending last season with the Texans, and has the versatility to help out at TE also.
Lee Smith: Smith is a blocking tight end who has some solid upside. If Chris Cooley does have to miss time this year, he’d be a good tight end to bring up. UPDATE: Smith Was Claimed by the Bills
Other options: Daniel Hardy
Mike McGlynn: McGlynn started 15 games for the Eagles last season, and I think would be a good addition to the Redskins active roster. He’s not the best ZBS lineman, but he’s young, versatile and gives Washington depth. I’d cut Erik Cook and try to sign him to the practice squad. UPDATE: McGlynn was claimed by the Bengals
Maurice Hurt: I’d add Hurt to the practice squad which looks to be exactly what will happen.
Igor Olshanksky: Olshanksky has been a solid starting DE for the last couple of years, while he wouldn’t start with the Skins he’d be a good depth option, for the Redskins thinnest unit right now. He should be the first DE to come in, and would be an upgrade over Golston and give the Redskins some legitimate depth. I’d look to cut a WR (Stallworth) to sign a D-lineman.
Kentwan Balmer: The former 1st round pick hasn’t lived up to the hype, but he’s still young with good potential and has some versatility to play inside at NT. I’d look to maybe cut Darrion Scott, to keep 7 D-linemen.
Gabe Watson: If Balmer isn’t an option, Watson could be. He’s got plenty of 3-4 experience from Arizona, including playing inside at NT. He’s not a great option, but he’s solid and would be a decent addition.
Everette Brown: Brown was one of the best pass rushers coming out of the 2009 draft, but fell to the 2nd round and has yet to live up to his full potential. He’s been miscast as a 4-3 DE, and would be a very interesting option as an extra pass rusher. He’s got good upside and I think well worth the risk. The Redskins would have to make room, but they could possibly trade OLB Rob Jackson or ILB Fox.
Akwasi Owusu-Ansah- AOA was the Cowboys 4th round pick last year, but he missed most of the year due to injury. Despite being a CB in college, he was moved to safety in the pros. He’s one of those tweener guys, but he has a fair bit of upside. He’s raw though and might not contribute this year, but he’s an interesting depth option. It’s unclear if he is practice squad eligible, but if so I’d definitely add him, and possibly look to move him to the active roster.