The Washington Redskins have had an active past few days, which saw them make eight draft selections. They also were finally able to trade left tackle Trent Williams to the San Francisco 49ers. Without the hope of Williams rejoining the team, the Redskins need at offensive line becomes even greater.
Washington spent a fourth-round draft pick on Saahdiq Charles, a tackle out of LSU. This appears to be more of a depth signing, as Charles is a strong run blocker that can play multiple positions. The Redskins must now look to free agency to fill their offensive line need, with these three being the best still available.
1. Jason Peters, LT
This by no means is a solution on the offensive line, but Jason Peters can be a band-aid to cover the weakness for this season. The 38-year-old spent his last 11 seasons in Philadelphia, after beginning his career with Buffalo. Going to Washington would allow Peters to stay in the NFC East and on the east coast, and it would give Washington a left tackle that can hold his own and serve as a veteran presence on this mostly young offense.
2. Cordy Glenn, LT
Cordy Glenn has been a solid player for the majority of his career. After being a cap casualty for Cincinnati earlier this offseason amid an up-and-down relationship with the team, Glenn is still just 30 years old and could be a solid veteran presence on this offensive line while still being a reliable contributor.
3. Kelvin Beachum, LT
The soon-to-be-31-year-old Kelvin Beachum was a solid lineman for the Pittsburgh Steelers early in his career, but his play had dipped in recent seasons with the New York Jets. If Beachum can find his old level of play and concentration under a more disciplined coaching staff than he had with the Jets, this could be a great value signing for the Redskins. However, his seven sacks given up last season need to be seriously looked at.
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