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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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Arizona State punter Michael Turk dominates the bench press at NFL Combine

Arizona State punter Michael Turk dominates the bench press at NFL Combine

As far as reputations go in the NFL, punters are not generally known as the tough, strong guys on the team.

Arizona State punter Michael Turk is working to change that.

At the NFL Combine on Thursday, Turk stepped up to the bench press with 225 pounds on the bar waiting for him. What did he do? Just casually ripped off 25 reps.

Yes, you are seeing that correctly. A punter just put up 25 reps on the bench press. That number is impressive as is, for anyone of any position. However, let's put it in context to show just how strong Turk is.

Jadaveon Clowney, Chandler Jones and Rob Gronkowski are all known as some of the strongest humans to ever hit the football field. Their bench reps? 21, 22 and 23, respectively. Michael Turk, the punter, out-did them

Turk will need his legs to impress teams and scouts as he looks to head to the NFL, but he clearly has plenty of power in the upper body as well. If whatever team he lands on wants to run a fake punt, defenders won't have an easy time taking him down.

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Report: Trent Williams wants a new deal or a trade from Redskins

Report: Trent Williams wants a new deal or a trade from Redskins

INDIANAPOLIS -- While recent meetings between Redskins head coach Ron Rivera and disgruntled left tackle Trent Williams helped repair the relationship between star player and team, the situation isn't resolved.

In fact, Williams still wants to be traded if he can't get a new contract, according to a new report from NFL Network.

Williams did not play a single snap for Washington in 2019. Not one. That came as the result of a cancer scare that he didn't believe was adequately handled by the Redskins medical staff. He also lost trust in former team president Bruce Allen. Importantly too, Williams wanted a new contract with lots of guaranteed money. 

Rivera has overhauled the Redskins medical staff and Allen is obviously gone from the team, but the contract hurdles remain. 

For the Redskins a new deal for Williams might not make a lot of sense. He will turn 32 in July and hasn't played a full 16-game season since 2013. He's also a great player, so perhaps an extension could make sense. 

The best read on the situation is Williams likely won't play on his current contract, which has one-year remaining and a salary-cap charge of $14.5 million. None of that money is guaranteed. 

Right now, it seems like both sides are playing nice. The Redskins don't want to come out and say they're not going to pay Trent. And Trent's side doesn't want to come out and demand a trade. The meetings with Rivera and Williams mattered in that a resolution that pleases both sides is possible. 

What seems impossible, or at least unlikely at this point, is that Williams wears the Burgundy and Gold this fall unless a new contract emerges.

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