With free agency around the corner, the Redskins are expected to be major players. Fresh off a two year cap tax penalty for front loading player contract, the Skins will have just over 30 million dollars of cap space. The Redskins will have to be cautiously optimistic as they have a long horrific history of signing big name players who fail to live up their massive contracts. With 14 unrestricted free agents, the skins have holes all over the roster that cannot be filled by the draft alone. With that being said, let’s take a look at 3 potential free agents the redskins should target when free agency begins on March 11.
1) Captain Munnerlyn CB Carolina Panthers – It’s no secret that the secondary has been the Achilles heel for the Redskins for the past couple of seasons. Munnerlyn is a much underrated piece of a strong Carolina D. Putting Munnerlyn opposite of Deangelo Hall would allow Josh Wilson to play in a more suitable nickel role. At just 25, Munnerlyn is in the prime of his career and would anchor the secondary for the foreseeable future.
2) Anthony Collins RT Cincinnati Bengals – Filling another need, the Skins could get a formidable starter at a cheap cost. Not very well known, Collins has done a nice job in Cincinnati the past 6 years and is interested in a change of scenery. With Collins and Trent Williams protecting RG3 on the edges, the skins could look to the draft to fill voids at guard and center.
3) Aqib Talib CB New England Patriots – This one may be a little bit of a stretch, but not out of the realm of possibility. Talib is coming off a year of resurgence in which he captained a much improved New England defense. He is the best free agent corner on the market, but will come at a high cost. Talib also has some off the field concerns that might not bode well for a rookie head coach. A two year incentive laden deal would be the best possible scenario for both sides.