Week one of free agency is in the books, and the Washington Redskins look much like the team they fielded at the end of last season.
The much-ballyhooed salary cap penalty has been felt in full, as the Redskins haven't made any big name signings to date. The front office has been relegated to low-budget moves (Tony Pashos, E.J. Biggers) and high impact losses (DeAngelo Hall, Fred Davis, Lorenzo Alexander). The Redskins will have to draft well—despite not picking until the middle of the second round—and hope that their young pieces can improve if they want to take a marked step forward after winning the division in 2012.
For better or worse, much of the starting lineup seems to already be set in stone. There are a few places, especially on defense, where question marks remain. But for the most part the lineup appears to be pretty static.
All that remains is to see if the players can make the leap from division champions to Super Bowl contenders.