The Redskins have made their first signing and it came at their position of greatest need.

According to the Washington Post, they will sign Cowboys defensive lineman Terrell McClain to a four-year deal worth just over $21 million.

McClain, who will be 29 before training camp starts, could be a good addition. He started 15 games for Dallas last year, getting 2.5 sacks and forcing two fumbles. But the team clearly still has work to do on a line that has been a weak spot for quite some time.

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With the departure of Chris Baker looking likely (but not yet certain), McClain joins Ricky Jean Francois and Phil Taylor as the veterans on the line. That gives you a nose tackle in Taylor and two ends but all of them are more journeymen than difference makers.

They have some youth in interior backup Matt Ioannidis and A.J. Francis and at end in Anthony Lanier, a player the organization hope can develop into a pass rusher.

While Taylor, Francois, and McClain are capable of starting, the line would continue to struggle without additional front-line players. Still on the market are Brandon Williams of the Ravens, Dontari Poe of the Chiefs, Jonathan Hankins of the Giants, and Bennie Logan of the Eagles are the top available linemen to keep an eye on. 


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