Redskins free agency prospects: Chargers at Bengals

Redskins free agency prospects: Chargers at Bengals
January 5, 2014, 10:00 am
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Tarik El-Bashir on Redskins coaching search

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice (27) runs with the ball as Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vincent Rey (57) defends at M&T Bank Stadium.

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With the Redskins season over, CSN Washington will examine free agents from playoff rosters that could make an impact for Washington.

Who: San Diego Chargers at Cincinnati Bengals (-7)

When: Sunday Jan. 5, 1 pm, CBS

A pair of lesser known linebackers could have a big impact in this game. Donald Butler captains the Chargers defense but is not a household name by any stretch. In 12 starts this season, Butler registered more than 70 tackles and an interception, and when this season ends, Butler will be a restricted free agent. 

With London Fletcher retiring, not to mention pending free agency for Perry Riley and Brian Orakpo, linebackers will be a needed commodity for the Redskins. Butler will be worth keeping an eye on along with Bengals linebacker Vincent Rey.

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Rey is an undrafted free agent out of Duke who has played in Cincy for the past three seasons. 2013 saw the greatest opportunity for Rey when Bengals starter Rey Maualuga missed a few games with injury. In his place for two games, Vincent Rey delivered almost 30 tackles to go with an interception. Rey is an unrestricted free agent, and perhaps the exact type of diamond in the rough the Redskins need to find the revamp an awful defense in 2013. 

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