Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, March 19, 37 days before the NFL draft.
Redskins still working on Davis and Rex
A week into free agency, the Redskins are still trying to get their top free agent signed as well as their third-string quarterback.
According to a report in the Washington Post, team representatives met with agent Drew Rosenahus, who represents both Fred Davis and Rex Grossman, on Sunday night in Phoenix.
Even though there don’t seem to be any other serious bidders for Davis, a deal has yet to be done. Determining Davis’ value is complicated by the fact that he suffered a torn Achilles in Week 7 last year and he didn’t finish the 2011 season due to a four-game suspension for violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
But Davis has the potential to be a 1000-yard receiver if he’s healthy and on the field. And a good tight end can be a quarterback’s best friend and whether the Redskins QB is a recovering Robert Griffin III or backup Kirk Cousins, the team can use a good target. The list of alternatives is dwindling and Davis and the Redskins should get a deal done at some point.
If Cousins needs relief while RG3 is rehabbing, that’s where Grossman comes in. They kept Rex, who started 16 games in 2010 and 2011, last year because the top two quarterbacks on the roster were rookies. Mike Shanahan might be inclined to go with his customary two-QB roster but Griffin’s knee dictates that they use the same setup as last year. Grossman is hardly the most exciting of options but if you look at the alternatives he makes the most sense.
As with Davis, Grossman’s return seems to be a matter of when, not if.
Tarik talks RG3, Polumbus, cap
In case you missed it
- Shanahan: RG3 won’t play until he’s 100%
- Final word? Goodell says “no modification” to Redskins’ cap
- Polumbus tweets that he’s back
- Free agency continues as NFL calendar moves on
- Redskins can’t count on Tanard Jackson
- The Redskins received no compensatory draft picks, here’s why
Days until: NFL draft 37; OTA’s 57; NFL kickoff Sunday 173
Tandler on Twitter
.@redskin_girl It's not just a matter of hating Goodell. If the league can make up rules as it goes along, why invest emotion in your team?— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) March 18, 2013