OPEN THREAD: Talib? No. Byrd? Who is left?

OPEN THREAD: Talib? No. Byrd? Who is left?
March 12, 2014, 7:00 am
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Going into the offseason, it was widely believed Washington would make moves to bolster their secondary. Washington's defense performed poorly throughout 2013, and rumors linked the Skins with many of the top free agent names. But one day into the open bidding process, and who is left for Bruce Allen to offer contracts?

Aqib Talib? No. Jairus Byrd? Gone. Mike MItchell? Nope. So who is left for the Redskins to sign? There are some names still left, led by former Dolphins safety Chris Clemons. Also, Tampa cornerback Darrelle Revis is still very much available, but it will require a lot of money and perhaps a trade pick.

Other names still available include the Eagles Nate Allen or the Bears Major Wright. If the Skins want to look at veterans, Pittsburgh's Ryan Clark or Oakland's Charles Woodson are still around. But these guys are clearly a step down from Byrd or Talib.

Washington did make a few moves on the NFL's first day of free agency, bringing in former Arizona WR Andre Roberts, former Cleveland guard Shawn Lauvao and Tampa linebacker/special teamer Adam Hayward. The Redskins also reached deals to keep WR Santana Moss and LB Perry Riley.

[MORE: Roberts 'elated' to join Redskins]

But what about all the cap space? What about fixing the secondary? For now it looks like Washington is content to find second-tier players and keep their salary cap flexibility. Like the moves? Should the Redskins have signed a big name? Or did the money get way too steep for Washington?

Let us know what you think in the comments.