For those of you looking for a completely revamped 2012 Redskins roster, don’t hold your breath too long. As savvy as Bruce Allen and Mike Shanahan were in creating a tremendous amount of cap space for this offseason, the recent $36 million cap penalty threw a wrench into the team’s plans.
Also, with the four free-agent additions to date (not counting re-signings), the draft looks to be where any further change to the roster will come from. The big money names in this year’s free-agency class are all gone; Williams, Manning, Nicks, Grubbs, Wells, Myers—and that's not to say the ‘Skins were players in any of those.
What it leaves you with is a second tier of free agency that consists of players who may command more money to come here and yield less productivity than the current depth chart affords.
Let’s take a look at six players that underperformed last year that need to and are expected to step up in 2012.