Among the items on the Redskins’ to do list in free agency are to locate both help on the defensive line and at wide receiver.
Add one of each to pending free agents reported to be on their radar screen.
The D-lineman, per Eric Edholm of Yahoo Sports, is Terrell McClain, a 2011 third-round pick of Carolina’s.
In addition to the Panthers he has also played for the Texans, Patriots, and for the last three years with the Cowboys. Last year, he started 15 games and registered 2.5 sacks and forced two fumbles.
The 28-year-old is not one who is going to put up gaudy stats but he is a good disrupter and as a 3-4 end he would be a good replacement if they lose Chris Baker to free agency.
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Raiders wide receiver Andre Holmes is also reported to be of interest to the Redskins.
Holmes would not be the top-line guy they would need to step in and replace Pierre Garçon and/or DeSean Jackson should they leave in free agency. But he would give them some experienced depth. Holmes came into the league with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2012 before spending the last four seasons with the Raiders.
Holmes’ best season came in 2014 when he started 13 games, caught 47 passes for 693 yards and four touchdowns. In the last two years combined, however, he started three games and caught just 28 passes for 164 yards and seven TD’s. At 6-5 he has the height the Redskins seem to be targeting in receivers.
Again, he’s not the answer by himself if the Redskins find themselves shorthanded at receiver but he could work as the fourth or fifth receiver and play some special teams.