Here is what you need to know on this Friday, March 8, four days before the start of the new league year and free agency.
Will agent push Davis back to Redskins?
John Keim of the Examiner reported on Wednesday that “The Redskins have told others they expect to re-sign [tight end Fred] Davis. So even though they will be scrambling for every salary cap dollar they can find, they seem confident that they will be able to bring back the player who is likely to be their highest-priced free agent.
Why are they so confident?
The answer, believe it or not, could be tied to Santana Moss. The veteran wide receiver, who will be 34 before next season starts, has been mentioned as someone who could be facing either being asked to take a pay cut or perhaps being released to help the Redskins get under the cap and afford a player like Davis.
It just so happens that the same agent, Drew Rosenhaus, represents both Moss and Davis. And Rosenhaus has had a very cozy relationship with the Redskins in the past, negotiating big deals for Moss and running back Clinton Portis, among others.
So Rosenhaus is trying to get a deal for one of his clients, Davis, while trying to keep a deal for another one of his clients, Moss, intact.
It’s possible that the Redskins and Rosenhaus have an agreement that the agent will deliver Davis to the Redskins in exchange for the team agreeing to keep Moss at his current deal or perhaps with a minimal reduction.
There is no indication that an arrangement such as this but they are not unusual. It may not be in the best interest of the players but that is the risk they take when they sign up with a big agency like Rosenhaus’.
The ultimate honor?
What’s cooler—Having the Heisman Trophy, the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award statue or having a street in your hometown named after you?
Well, Robert Griffin III will have a chance to figure that out. The 2011 Heisman winner and 2012 top NFL rookie is going to have a Copperas Cove, Texas street named after him today.
The Redskins quarterback will be present at the ceremony, which will take place at the intersection of the newly renamed Robert Griffin III Boulevard and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
Griffin led the Copperas Cove High School Bulldogs football team to back to back state titles before going to Baylor, where the revived that program and won the Heisman.
In case you missed it
- Are the Redskins considering releasing DeAngelo Hall?
- Could the Redskins call Brandon Myers if Davis leaves?
- Succession planning at inside linebacker
- Polumbus optimistic about return
- New legal tampering period starts on Saturday
Days until: Start of free agency 4; NFL Draft 48; NFL Kickoff Sunday 184
Tandler on Twitter
A "good locker room" is suited to handle issues that pop up among existing teammates, not for rehab for those brought in with known issues.— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) March 7, 2013
Today I've learned that many #Redskins fans would rather have a ham sandwich start at cornerback than DeAngelo Hall. Entitled to opinions.— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) March 8, 2013