Scouting the playoffs: Possible Redskins free agent targets in Seahawks-Falcons


The Redskins have a substantial amount of salary cap space and a ton of needs to fill. During the NFL playoffs, CSN Redskins Insiders Rich Tandler and JP Finlay will take a game by game look at the best unrestricted free agent prospects playing for each team.

Seahawks at Falcons

Last week we examined the Seahawks roster for possible free agent targets, check it out here. Remember, Scot McCloughan knows the Seattle roster well, and it would not be a surprise if he brought in one of their 14 unrestricted free agents this offseason.

The Falcons won the NFC South with an 11-5 record this season, good enough to secure a first-round playoff bye. They have 18 unrestricted free agents that will be looking for work once their season ends, but Atlanta hopes that doesn't happen soon. What's impressive about the Falcons roster is that while the team has 18 pending free agents, it's hard to see much of a market for any of them. The players with expiring contracts in Atlanta are either old or unimpressive (look for yourself here). Considering that, this scouting report is more a look at how many ex-Redskins players are on the Falcons. It's kinda remarkable.  

  • Chris Chester - Get read for a slew of familiar names from the Atlanta free agent list. Chester played in Washington for four seasons from 2011 to 2014 and started every game of his Redskins tenure at right guard. In fact, Chester hasn't missed a start since 2011 and is one of the more durable linemen in the league. Kyle Shanahan brought Chester to Atlanta after his departure from Washington, and if Shanahan lands a head coaching job this offseason, it would not be a surprise if Chester again followed him.
  • Aldrick Robinson - Let's keep the former Redskins train moving. Robinson would only make sense coming back to Washington if Jay Gruden wanted a deep threat to replace Rashad Ross, who was released before the season ended. Robinson has speed, but nothing like DeSean Jackson. Considering Mike Shanahan drafted Robinson to the 'Skins, and Kyle brought him to Atlanta, this is another guy that might follow if Kyle gets a head coaching job.
  • Tom Compton - Drafted by Shanahan to the 'Skins in 2012, Compton started 11 games in four seasons in Washington. Now in Atlanta, Compton did not record a start in 2016.



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