If there was ever a cautionary tale about free agency, it comes from Washington.

GM Bruce Allen: Redskins Will Be Aggressive in Free Agency


After watching the Washington Redskins actually stockpile draft picks rather than blowing them on anything they could think of this April, I was starting to get a little worried the Redskins, and the NFL as we know it, might be turning on its ear.

Would the Oakland Raiders stop just drafting the fastest and/or biggest guy on the board? Would the Pittsburgh Steelers become a pass-first team? Would the NFC West become relevant?

But, as always, normalcy was restored. This time by Redskins general manager Bruce Allen, who says the Redskins will be ready to go once free agency kicks off — whenever that is.

“We prepared for various options and will be able to be as aggressive as any team in the league based on what the rules are,” Allen said per Mike Jones of the Washington Post.

All joking aside, the Redskins really don’t have much of a choice other than to be aggressive with the guys hitting the market. The draft can only do so much for immediate impact and the Redskins are still in desperate need of help along the offensive line, in the secondary, and at wide receiver.

Oh, and they might want to think about getting a quarterback that won’t ruffle little Kyle Shanahan’s feathers.

If they can go out and address all those needs, they might have the makings of a .500 team.

Maybe.

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