Who will be a free agent in 2013?

Who will be a free agent in 2013?
November 8, 2012, 12:15 pm
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Here are the Redskins 2013 free agents and a quick look at how much of a priority the Redskins will make signing them.

Who do you think should go and who must stay? Let us know in the comments.


LB Lorenzo Alexander: The special teams captain is becoming more and more valuable as a key contributor on defense. Bringing him back will be a priority and they should be able to come to a reasonable contract agreement.

NT Chris Baker: He has done a decent job as a backup nose tackle, He should get a chance to come back.

OT Jordan Black: Will likely be released when the team activates Jammal Brown off of the PUP list.

TE Chris Cooley: Let's see what he does over the remaining eight games of the season before trying to figure out this one.

TE Fred Davis: He was poised to get a pretty solid long-term deal before suffering the torn Achilles. Now he might have to settle for a one year deal with health and performance incentives. That may or may not be with the Redskins.

DE Kedric Golston: The Redskins will almost certainly offer him a deal with minimal guarantees.

CB Cedric Griffin: Unless he comes on strong the rest of the season, he's probably a one and done in DC.

LB Rob Jackson: The Redskins almost certainly would welcome him back for a minimum deal but it remains to be seen if, assuming Brian Orakpo is back healthy, he will seek to go somewhere that might promise more playing time.

OL Kory Lichtensteiger: He probably has a job here as long as he wants one but they won't pay him a ton of money.

OL Tyler Polumbus: He has played every snap this year but the Redskins won't plan on having him do that next year. Could stick as a utility lineman for the minimum.

P Sav Rocca:He was a consistent weapon last year but this year he's not much better than average. The Redskins might want him to stay but the aren't going to pay him the $1.55 million they are paying him this year.

S Madieu Williams: The Redskins hope to upgrade the position and if they can find another solution in free agency or the draft they could move on.

LB Chris Wilson: He made the team as a pass rush specialist but he can't get on the field now because he couldn't rush the passer. Unlikely to be brought back.

QB Rex Grossman: (Overlooked when first posted) It seems likely that Shanahan will go back to his preferred two-QB roster setup and let Grossman go.


Note: To retain a right of first refusal an NFL team will have to offer a one-year tender of $1.26 million. They can also choose to make a lesser contract offer but that will allow a player to negotiate and sign with any other team without a chance to match.

KR Brandon Banks: Although they are still enamored by his speed, it seems likely that the Redskins will move on from Banks.

TE Logan Paulsen: Whether or not he's the starter the Redskins are likely to keep him via a tender or by signing him to a two- or three-year dea.

FB Darrel Young: Like Paulsen, the Redskins will retain Young one way or another.