The Redskins have had so far a very good free agent offseason. The team addressed its need for a playmaker on offense by signing wide receiver Pierre Garcon and Josh Morgan. They continued their commitment to fielding a top defense by re-signing defensive end Adam Carriker and signing safety Brandon Meriweather and veteran cornerback Cedric Griffin.
It is disappointing that the heart and soul of the defense, London Fletcher, has yet to be re-signed. The defense runs through him, and his presence is a must next season for the Redskins.
With the Redskins possibly seeking arbitration to fight the stiff salary cap penalty, it is still unknown how much the Redskins will ultimately have left to spend on other free agents. However it ends, the Redskins still have a number of areas that need be addressed. The offensive line has not been addressed yet, and the right tackle and left guard positions are in need of help.
Despite the additions of Meriweather and Griffin, the secondary is still lacking depth and another capable starter at safety. Rex Grossman has re-signed for another year and should help mentor Robert Griffin III next season. The Redskins still need to add another veteran quarterback to replace John Beck and compete with Grossman for the back-up spot.
The five players highlighted are players that would either compete for starting positions or add depth to trouble areas. None of the players are considered elite or top-tier talent and should be able to be signed to relatively cheap contracts.