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2016 NFL Draft Fallout: Redskins veterans on the bubble

On the back of Kirk Cousins the Redskins managed to win the NFC East and get back into the playoffs for the first time since RG3’s rookie


On the back of Kirk Cousins the Redskins managed to win the NFC East and get back into the playoffs for the first time since RG3’s rookie season. Obviously then, the Redskins are looking to remain at the top and improve on their 9-7 campaign. With a good rookie class coming in and not much cap room, the Redskins will be waving goodbye to several veterans. Pierre Garcon, WR The Redskins have already cut Andre Roberts, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see Garcon go too. The last time Garcon really shone was in RG3’s rookie season, the Redskins also drafted Josh Doctson and Jordan Reed’s rise in production make Garcon a very expensive third or fourth receiving option – he is costing the Redskins $10.2 million against the cap. Will Blackmon, CB Bashaud Breeland and Josh Norman will be this team’s starting corners and I think Kendall Fuller will end being this team’s third/slot corner, making Blackmon expendable. He is just under $1 million against the cap but that is the second highest for a corner and fifth highest for a DB, plus, every little helps. Perry Riley, LB Riley, a fourth round pick in 2010, has never been able to develop into a consistent part of this defense, only every filling a role and showing flashes of potential. Last year he started 9 games but missed the rest, mostly due to a stress fracture in his foot. Coming off injury with a cap hit of just over $5 million, a history of inconsistent play, Su’a Cravens being used at MLB – at least for now – and Mason Foster and Will Compton being cheaper alternatives to him, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him leaving D.C.

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Remy Cabache

Lifetime sports fan. I have written with RealSport since the NFL section started and I have also written for my own blog, EbonyBird.com and I have had several articles published in local newspapers covering my local (American) football team.

2016 NFL Draft Fallout: Redskins veterans on the bubble

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