The NFL offseason is in full swing with teams evaluating prospects at the combine and preparing for the beginning of free agency. Free agency offers teams the ability to address a particular need or secure a very talented veteran. The ultimate goal with any signing is to achieve both.
The Washington Redskins are no strangers to free agency and developed a poor reputation they are still trying to overcome. The early years under Dan Snyder were marred by lavish signings of high-priced free agents who added little value to the team. Most notably is the Albert Haynesworth signing that cost the Redskins over $40 million for minimal production and a constant locker-room headache.
With general manager Bruce Allen in charge of personnel moves, the Redskins have transitioned to a more fiscally responsible organization. Nevertheless, there are always temptations in free agency, and this year is no exception. Here, we will examine five players the Redskins must avoid signing in 2013.