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Scouting the Playoffs: Possible Redskins targets in the Seahawks-Lions game

Scouting the Playoffs: Possible Redskins targets in the Seahawks-Lions game

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.

The first NFC Wild Card matchup pits the Lions against the Seahawks, and JP Finlay takes a look at possible fits.

Detroit Lions

  • Rafael Bush - The Redskins need help at safety, a lot of it. Bush is not the answer to the Redskins woes in the back of the secondary, but he's a veteran with an ability to make plays that could provide good depth. On the season, Bush started four games, made two interceptions, including a Pick 6, to go with a sack, three passes defensed and 31 tackles. He won't break the bank either; he played this season in Detroit on a one-year deal worth $1.25 million. 
  • Anquan Boldin - It's not a situation Redskins fans want to envision, but it's entirely possible both Pierre Garçon and DeSean Jackson walk away from the team via free agency. If that happens, a veteran like Boldin on a team-friendly deal could help bridge some of the gap. Boldin in no way replaces Jackson, but he could bring some of the toughness on 3rd downs that Garçon provided for the Skins, as well as good hands and a crisp route runner. His stats have been on a steady decline for two seasons, and Boldin will turn 37 in October, but this is still a guy who caught nearly 70 passes on a playoff team in 2016. 

Seattle Seahawks

  • Tony McDaniel - Pardon this announcement from Captain Obvious: The Redskins need to rebuild their defensive line. McDaniel is not the player to rebuild the defensive line, but he could be an asset for Washington as a depth player in the trenches. He turns 32 in two weeks, but he's also 6-foot-7 and a contributor to the stout Seahawks defense. McDaniel had an overall positive rating from Pro Football Focus this season in 484 snaps; he didn't provide much in pass rush but was able to help against the run. He won't play against Detroit, however, as he's dealing with a concussion.
  • Jeron Johnson - He's a free agent, but we've seen this movie before.
  • Somebody else - The Seahawks have 13 unrestricted free agents, and odds are McCloughan might bring one to Washington. Check out their full list here

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How's the knee? Trent Williams looks beyond ready in workout videos

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How's the knee? Trent Williams looks beyond ready in workout videos

Trent Williams went under the knife for his first-ever knee surgery about seven months ago.

Plenty of Redskins fans worried that the Pro Bowl left tackle might not be ready to go when the 2018 season starts.

Worry no more. 

Yes, that is Williams working out with veteran running back Adrian Peterson. And by the looks of it, Williams' knee looks just fine. 

Williams tore his right patella tendon last fall, but continued to play through the pain while the Redskins chances of a playoff bid remained. Once that window got firmly closed after an ugly Thursday night loss in Dallas, Williams contemplated sitting out, but other injuries on the line had already decimated the Redskins. Eventually, Williams shut down his season after a blowout loss in Los Angeles to open December. 

This offseason, Williams got the knee repaired. Washington coach Jay Gruden said repeatedly during the offseason that he expected Williams ready to go for training camp, and the workout videos suggest that to be the case.

This is great news for the Redskins offense, and for new quarterback Alex Smith. Expect Washington to be cautious with Williams, particularly in the early going of training camp in Richmond, but like Trent tweeted, "the walk says it all."

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Ranking the 2018 Redskins Roster: Revealing 31-53

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Ranking the 2018 Redskins Roster: Revealing 31-53

At NBCSportsWashington.com, we projected the Redskins’ 53-man roster (offensedefense) right after minicamp.

Now we are taking it one step further and ranking the 53 players we think will make the team.

The rankings are determined by who we think will have the most impact on the 2018 Redskins.

No consideration was given for past performance or for what a particular player might do down the road. We’ll be revealing the rankings between now and the start of training camp. 

<<CLICK HERE FOR OUR 2018 REDSKINS RANKINGS, PLAYERS 53-31>>

Today we’re starting up the list with the players we ranked from 31-53, Here are some of the players in our latest update:

— Seven of the team’s draft picks, including the pick they made last week.     

— All three specialists.

— The team’s leading rusher from 2017.   

<<CLICK HERE FOR OUR 2018 REDSKINS RANKINGS, PLAYERS 53-31>> 

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