When the clock strikes 4 p.m. ET on March 11, it's safe to assume that the phone lines at Redskins Park will be logjammed with free-agent difference-makers ready to continue their NFL careers in D.C.—a stark contrast from last year.
With $36 million of crippling cap penalties finally in the rear-view mirror, the Washington Redskins will be major players in free agency this offseason—general manager Bruce Allen said as much earlier this month to SiriusXM NFL Radio (via the Washington Post).
But for those expecting the reckless spending of burgundy and gold past, don't hold your breath.
The organization has been shrewd with player contracts since Redskins owner Dan Snyder hired Allen in late 2009. With glaring needs across the board, free agents will be paid what the market dictates; no one player should be grossly overcompensated.
That doesn't mean the Redskins won't acquire big-name talent, it's just that the price tags will be more Nordstrom than Neiman Marcus.
Let's take a look at five high-profile free agents, young and old, who could end up being new passengers on Redskins One.
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