Now that waste of time and headlines called the "Players Lockout" predictably ended with the players cowering to the NFL's whims, it is time to get back to football.
Free agents are set to move to teams, and the Washington Redskins need to strike now or get left behind.
Nnamdi Asomugha is an All-Pro cornerback that tops every teams wish list, so the Redskins chances on being the first choice of Asomugha might solely rest on the fact Redskins general manager Bruce Allen drafted him while Allen worked with the Oakland Raiders in 2003.
There are other players to be had in the pretty deep free agent pool this year. While Washington needs to address quarterbacks Donovan McNabb and Rex Grossman now, as well as other free agents like Carlos Rogers, Rocky McIntosh, Jammal Brown, and Santana Moss, these decisions will have an impact on the direction the team will head into the free agent signing period later this month.
Yet there are positions that need help regardless of what the Redskins decide to do within their own ranks. The team is rebuilding and getting as many quality players as possible now will push the team closer to realistic hopes of contending in the NFC East again.
Here are five players that could do that in 2011.