Every year teams around the NFL cut, trade and sign new players. Veteran or rookie, no one is safe in a sport where winning now is the No. 1 goal.
Unlike MLB and the currently inactive NBA, the NFL only has 16 games to get things going in the right direction, whereas MLB has 162 games, and the NBA has 82. With such a short amount of time to improve, NFL coaches feel the pressure more than any other sport.
With every transaction, some players leave on good terms while others...not so much. If they are lucky, at some point in their careers they will get the opportunity to come back and show their previous team what they are missing.
Throughout the preseason, the Washington Redskins were praised for not being like their old selves and signing the big-name free agents—instead bringing in key pieces who they believe can help them win both now and in the future.
In the process of making these moves, they had to let go of some players who they will have to face this season. Some players needed to go, and others just weren’t a fit but that long road of deja vu starts this weekend as the San Francisco 49ers come to town with a stout defense that includes ex-Washington Redskin Carlos Rogers.
The potential nightmare doesn’t end there, as three more ex-players return to see the Redskins with hopes of wreaking havoc and coming out with a win.