While I applaud the reserve and fiscal restraint that Bruce Allen has demonstrated so far this free agency period, is he unaware that the Redskins have gaping needs?
Allen is a great contrast to Vinny Cerrato, whose lavish spending and collecting of aged, over-the-hill players has left the roster decimated and youthless.
The Redskins bypassed the usual "money to blow" scenario that dominates the early days of free agency, but now it's time for Bruce Allen to wake up, show some true front office ingenuity and begin signing players to contracts of true value rather than hype.
Allen inherited a 4-12 team with only 5 picks in the 2010 NFL Draft.
The other teams with this few picks are the NY Jets, Jacksonsville, Chicago, Carolina, and Atlanta. With the exception of Carolina, whose fall from grace since the 2004 Super Bowl season has been an arduous one, the other respective teams have made significant free agency moves to bolster their clubs.
Is it our turn yet, Bruce?
The past few days have bared witness to teams aggressively sifting through the free agency market and making improvements by signing players to valued contracts.
The Chiefs, already strapped with 1,100 yard plus back Jamaal Charles, signed 1,400 yard Jets castoff Thomas Jones for a paltry (by NFL standards) $5 million over two years. LaDell Betts made more than that.
The Bills added depth to their offensive line by signing tackle Cornell Green.
The Titans scored in the clearance bin by signing linebacker Will Witherspoon.
When teams like the Lions and the Browns are more active in free agency than the 'Skins, it's a cause for concern.
The following are 10 Free Agents that the Redskins should sign now. They're not all big names but they will add depth and address some of the needs the Redskins have.
*The players are organized in alphabetical order by last name.