Top 2012 free agents: Will tight end be a need for the Redskins?

Top 2012 free agents: Will tight end be a need for the Redskins?
January 25, 2012, 4:31 pm
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Our friends at Rotoworld have come up with a comprehensive list of players who will be free agents when the new league year starts at 4 p.m. on March 13. Were going to go position by position and take a look at the top players who may be available and how they might fit with the Redskins.See below for a list of positions previously analyzed. Here is a closer look at the top tight ends available.Jermichael Finley, PackersFred Davis, RedskinsMartellus Bennett, CowboysJohn Carlson, SeahawksJacob Tamme, ColtsScott Chandler, BillsKellen Davis, BearsThe Redskins might not need to add any tight ends to their mix and they might have great need there. The major wild card is, of course, free agent Fred Davis. If he returns, they have at least one qualified starter. Although it appears that Chris Cooley will return, he might have to adjust his contract and that wont be done until it is done.The Packers are probably going to hang on to Finley one way or another meaning with a long-term contract or via the franchise tag. In any case, he is likely to command more money than the Redskins are willing to pay for a tight end.Carlson missed all of last year with a torn labrum but he was a fairly productive starter for Seattle for most of the three years before that. He could be the best target for the Redskins should they find themselves in need at tight end (although this could create some confusion due to the presence in town of a Washington Capital wih the same name). Bennett has made some plays here and there as Jason Wittens caddy but he has been very inconsistent. Tamme, Chandler, and Davis have all been reserves for most of their careers.Previous free agent analysisQuarterbacksWide receiversRunning backsOffensive tacklesGuardsCenters