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Report: Redskins want 'high-profile' FA wideout

Posted on: February 29, 2012 2:16 pm
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Wayne and Garcon could reportedly be targeted by Washington. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

The Redskins, under Dan Snyder, are often referred to as the "offseason champs." This is not a good thing. But what might be a good thing, if the Redskins are truly intent on moving up to grab Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, is adding a talented wide receiver to a roster that features Jabar Gaffney the No. 1 target.

According to a report from Mark Maske of the Washington Post, the 'Skins have plans to do just that, and plan to add a "high-profile wide receiver" in free agency, rather than try and improve their wideouts via the draft.

The free-agent market for wide receivers is a good one, with guys like Marques Colston, Vincent Jackson, Reggie Wayne and Stevie Johnson all likely to hit the open market. DeSean Jackson, Wes Welker and Dwayne Bowe could also be available, although all three are expected to be franchised. (Maske specifically lists Vincent Jackson, Colston, Pierre Garcon as targets.)

Pursuing a wide receiver in this market, then, is a smart thing. There's talent to be had, and it's talent that's proven, rather than a risk in the draft. Additionally, the Redskins biggest need is at quarterback. And pursuing a "high-profile" wide receiver in free agency will help them no matter who they add under center.

If Washington's trying to pursue a big-name quarterback like Peyton Manning (provided he does, as expected, become available), adding a talented wideout will only make the team a more attractive destination, particularly if Manning wants to continue playing with Wayne in a new destination.

Should the Redskins make a hard push for both Wayne and Garcon, it's a clear indication of where they're going in their quarterback search. But it's a smart plan regardless, because if the Redskins end up missing out on Manning but landing RG3 in the draft, he'd be aided tremendously by the presence of veteran, talented wide receivers on the roster.

And the same thing applies to any quarterback that ends up with Washington. Even if the worst-case scenario plays out and Washington is forced to settle on someone like Kyle Orton to step in and play, it's pretty obvious that Orton will be better with players like Wayne and Garcon than he would be with someone like Gaffney.

Of course, that's all predicated on the Redskins taking a smart approach to their wideout plan and not out-pricing themselves. And that's never a guarantee when we're talking about Snyder's squad.

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Since: Aug 18, 2011
Posted on: March 5, 2012 2:01 pm
 

Report: Redskins want 'high-profile' FA wideout

Assuming Ganjamancer was talking about KC not wanting Orton; What the hell do KC fans know about QBs lol???  Besides Montana on his last legs for two years, what QB has every played for the Chiefs?  Lenny Dawson in the 60s?  Anyone else?  Trent Green for a couple good years....?  Orton would be the second best QB in your franchise's history if he spends the majority of his career there.




Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: March 2, 2012 5:05 pm
 

Report: Redskins want 'high-profile' FA wideout

You can have him back if you want, we sure as hell don't want him in Kansas City.



Since: Jul 29, 2011
Posted on: March 2, 2012 3:43 pm
 

Report: Redskins want 'high-profile' FA wideout

You are completely dead right, it used to be Oakland, but Washington is certainly the place where old players go to die. 



Since: Sep 9, 2009
Posted on: March 1, 2012 12:22 pm
 

Report: Redskins want 'high-profile' FA wideout

CJ will be owed 22 mil for one year as far as I know if they franchise him. They wont franchise him though they will sign him to a long term deal.




Since: Aug 10, 2011
Posted on: March 1, 2012 9:36 am
 

Report: Redskins want 'high-profile' FA wideout

Another article that gives no love to Kyle Orton.  I'm telling you, with some help this guy would be a superstar.  He's never had talent around him. 



Since: Nov 3, 2011
Posted on: February 29, 2012 5:39 pm
 

Report: Redskins want 'high-profile' FA wideout

Anyone else feel like this is a hook, since there have recently been talks about a Manning\Wayne combo deal...  ?  

 



Since: Jan 15, 2012
Posted on: February 29, 2012 4:33 pm
 

Report: Redskins want 'high-profile' FA wideout

They won't get a big name guy to come there unless they address QB first. If they can get the #2 pick to get Griffin or Trade for/ sign Manning then a quality wideout would want to play for them. The guys they have behind centre right now just are not good enough to sway somebody to come play for them. Wide receivers want somebody who can get them the ball, Grossman and Beck aren't good enough to lure somebody to Washington.  



Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: February 29, 2012 4:16 pm
 

Report: Redskins want 'high-profile' FA wideout

Give the Lions a call -- Calvin Johnson, right now, is going to be owed 27 million for 2013 if they franchise tag him.  LMAO.  Detroit will give Calvin Johnson to the Redskins for their 2012 and 2013 1st round pick and another pick in the 2nd round from one of those years.  HAHA!



Since: Jul 27, 2007
Posted on: February 29, 2012 3:09 pm
 

Report: Redskins want 'high-profile' FA wideout

Somehow I just feel like if any of those guys go to washington they will disappear.

If Grossman or Beck is the QB for 2012, they will...


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