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49ers, Evans Agree to Terms (Updated)

Jason Reid and Jason La Canfora report:

Versatile defensive lineman Demetric Evans, a key contributor to the Redskins for five seasons, has agreed to terms with the 49ers, a league source said late tonight.

San Francisco was the first stop on Evans's free-agent tour, and the sides quickly reached a deal. Contract terms were not immediately available.

The Redskins didn't extend a contract offer to Evans, 29, despite his strong play in 2008 in a larger role than he had during his first four seasons with the team. With Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Taylor, acquired in training camp last July, injured and ineffective, Evans started 11 games and had a personal-best 3 ½ sacks.

Washington released Taylor on Monday, and with Evans apparently having moved on as well, the team lacks experience and depth at end. Right end Andre Carter is the only player with experience at the position on the roster.

Respected in the locker room for his ability to fill in everywhere along the defensive line, Evans was productive at end and when he moved to the interior as a tackle on third down.

By washingtonpost.com Sports Editor  |  March 4, 2009; 10:22 PM ET
 
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Comments

Hate to see him go. Now we have to bring Daniels back.

Posted by: dolemite1 | March 4, 2009 10:27 PM | Report abuse

gotta get igor olshansky!!

Posted by: skinsst21 | March 4, 2009 10:29 PM | Report abuse

Rob Jackson baby...gotta believe.

Vinnie is such a clown. I cant wait till he is outah here, such an embarassment.

Posted by: hollabolla | March 4, 2009 10:30 PM | Report abuse

That's what I was afraid of... Now we gotta go out and sign Chauncey Davis from ATL, he is 4 years younger than Evans and put up better numbers, and resign Daniels.

Can we get some info about this OT Willis from Seattle? It sounds like he could be a beast from what I have read. Maybe he could be the answer and then we can focus on taking a DE or Mauglua (if thats how you spell it) the LB from USC, he could be an everydown starter..The more I think about the draft the more I want this kid, he punishes people and could put the D into that Elite category

Posted by: jeffco01 | March 4, 2009 10:32 PM | Report abuse

Who is the mystery sports editor?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 4, 2009 10:32 PM | Report abuse

Bummer about Evans.

If we lock up Daniels, and commit ourselves to rotating in the young bucks, then we should be fine. After all, with AH on the team, I should be able to rack up 20 sacks...right?

DO NOT. I repeat: DO NOT DRAFT A DE FOR GOODNESS SAKES!

Posted by: p1funk | March 4, 2009 10:32 PM | Report abuse

jlac must be so excited...

Posted by: donuts | March 4, 2009 10:34 PM | Report abuse

"Jason Reid reports that the San Francisco 49ers plan to sign Redskins free agent defensive end Demetric Evans."


Errrrr....what you mean to say is: "Reid just read on a different website that 49ers plan to sign Redskins free agent defensive end Demetric Evans".

Posted by: p1funk | March 4, 2009 10:34 PM | Report abuse

If none of the 4 big tackles are on the board, please do not reach for one just because some on this blog say we need one. I would prefer a linebacker if not a tackle, but Orakpo seems to be a good pick if he is there. He's a DE, but can play LB right?

Posted by: dolemite1 | March 4, 2009 10:35 PM | Report abuse

If none of the 4 big tackles are on the board, please do not reach for one just because some on this blog say we need one. I would prefer a linebacker if not a tackle, but Orakpo seems to be a good pick if he is there. He's a DE, but can play LB right?

Posted by: dolemite1 | March 4, 2009 10:35 PM | Report abuse

Wrong.

He is a college DE who has been asked about converting to LB. We already have plenty of DEs who "could" convert to LB. We already have a frickin gazillion $$ locked up on our defense.

If a top-flight O-lineman is not there at #13, you trade down for more picks. Get a later round LB and a bunch of young O-linemen to develop.

Posted by: p1funk | March 4, 2009 10:38 PM | Report abuse

I can't really fathom why the Skins wouldn't even make an offer to the guy. 2 yrs $4 million is Haynesworth dry cleaning money. The Skins don't have a single DE that weighs more than 250 - 260 pounds.

Posted by: thinker11 | March 4, 2009 10:39 PM | Report abuse

Wrong.

He is a college DE who has been asked about converting to LB. We already have plenty of DEs who "could" convert to LB. We already have a frickin gazillion $$ locked up on our defense.

If a top-flight O-lineman is not there at #13, you trade down for more picks. Get a later round LB and a bunch of young O-linemen to develop.

Trading down would be cool if the tackles were gone, but you have to find a willing trade partner, and then the deal has to be worth our 13th pick. Not saying it can't/shouldn't be done, but its easier said than done. I feel many other teams will want to trade down also.

Posted by: dolemite1 | March 4, 2009 10:41 PM | Report abuse

When the skins released JT they had a plan inplace to replace him. Don't worry

Posted by: thehogs | March 4, 2009 10:43 PM | Report abuse

I can't really fathom why the Skins wouldn't even make an offer to the guy. 2 yrs $4 million is Haynesworth dry cleaning money. The Skins don't have a single DE that weighs more than 250 - 260 pounds.

Posted by: thinker11 | March 4, 2009 10:39 PM |

It's my understanding that we did make an offer and he chose San Fran.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 4, 2009 10:43 PM | Report abuse

How 'bout this.

Now that we just cleared a bunch of $$, let's extend Carlos Rogers on the cheap...

Posted by: p1funk | March 4, 2009 10:44 PM | Report abuse

Trading down would be cool if the tackles were gone, but you have to find a willing trade partner, and then the deal has to be worth our 13th pick. Not saying it can't/shouldn't be done, but its easier said than done. I feel many other teams will want to trade down also.

Posted by: dolemite1 | March 4, 2009 10:41 PM | Report abuse

If Orakpo is still there at #13, you can bet someone will trade to grab him. He is the top ranked DE in the draft.

Posted by: p1funk | March 4, 2009 10:51 PM | Report abuse

DO NOT. I repeat: DO NOT DRAFT A DE FOR GOODNESS SAKES!


Posted by: p1funk | March 4, 2009 10:32 PM | Report abuse

I couldnt agree more and may I add
DO NOT TRADE YOUR 13TH PICK!!! PICK A QUALITY OFFENSIVE LINEMAN!!!!! haha

Posted by: erleach | March 4, 2009 10:51 PM | Report abuse

This board is severely overrating Evans. One of the others can and will step up.

Posted by: eghblaw | March 4, 2009 10:52 PM | Report abuse

This board is severely overrating Evans. One of the others can and will step up.

Posted by: eghblaw | March 4, 2009 10:52 PM

I really don't believe that anyone actually commented on his talent as much as saying it sucks that we lost him. He was a hard working role player that filled several holes adequately when we had no one else that could do it.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 4, 2009 10:54 PM | Report abuse

Chancey Davis has resigned with Atlanta. What in the hell is Cerrato doing? They need OLineman from the draft and only have four picks, so where the hell are these defensive ends coming from, anyway?! Unless Cerrato is looking at some diamonds in the rough, playing in a prison league somewhere, who the hell is going to be at DE this year outside of Carter and Wilson? Can Cerrato even be trusted that rookies like Buzbee and Jackson will even be any good? I'm sorry, but this is ridiculous.

Posted by: jpwjr1199 | March 4, 2009 10:56 PM | Report abuse

Alex Buzbee is not a rookie and I guess technically Jackson isn't anymore either.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 4, 2009 11:00 PM | Report abuse

That's what I was afraid of... Now we gotta go out and sign Chauncey Davis from ATL, he is 4 years younger than Evans and put up better numbers, and resign Daniels.

Can we get some info about this OT Willis from Seattle? It sounds like he could be a beast from what I have read. Maybe he could be the answer and then we can focus on taking a DE or Mauglua (if thats how you spell it) the LB from USC, he could be an everydown starter..The more I think about the draft the more I want this kid, he punishes people and could put the D into that Elite category

Posted by: jeffco01 | March 4, 2009 10:32 PM | Report abuse

Davis resigned with Atlanta monday. He was a guy the Redskins should have been all over. Once the Falcons move Anderson inside and start Davis full time at end, you will see him put up big sack numbers. No surprise about Evans. Again the Redskins ignore their own guys who put years of hard work into the team. Besides, I'm sure the opportunity to play for Singletary was very appealing.

Posted by: virtueandvice | March 4, 2009 11:02 PM | Report abuse

Now I'm angry! Evans wanted to stay with us - just wanted a chance to start. And we let him walk away - and then stupidly cut Jason Taylor thinking Evans would come running back! The Skins next agenda item is to tick off Daniels....

I'm sure Evans will go to SF and become a sackmaster - much like Walt Harris becoming a INT magnet when we let him walk....to the Bay area.

Posted by: Lisa_R | March 4, 2009 11:04 PM | Report abuse

Evans was a good player for the Skins, but it's probably for the better that he signed with the 49ers. This move gives both Buzbee and Jackson a better opportunity to earn the backup LDE position...

Posted by: siris | March 4, 2009 11:14 PM | Report abuse

Funny, but I was reading the San Fran blog to gauge reaction and not a single person wanted Evans to be signed.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 4, 2009 11:18 PM | Report abuse

Evans decision was most likely based on emotion, not analysis of his choices. He said he'd decide by Friday, but his feelings overtook him.

The Skins were going to give Taylor $8.5M, as thanks for his 1 year and 3.5 sacks in 13 games. The Skins probably offered Evans about what the 49ers offered: $3.8M for 2 years, as thanks for his 5 years with the Skins and his 3.5 sacks last year.

Homes was probably pretty pi$$ed when he got to thinking about that.

Posted by: Alan4 | March 4, 2009 11:24 PM |

Posted by: Alan4 | March 4, 2009 11:25 PM | Report abuse

Obvious choice to replace him is Phillip Daniels.

Another one on the list should be Kevin Carter. Big guy for a DE, stout against the run, and although old, started 16 games last season for the very impressive Buccaneers defense. I wouldn't mind giving that a look.

Posted by: psps23 | March 4, 2009 11:33 PM | Report abuse

I don't care who we sign just as long as he can hold up against the run. I don't want to watch another season of RBs attacking the outside of our defense. Rocky's knees can't take another season of that.

Posted by: az_david | March 4, 2009 11:36 PM | Report abuse

Backup LDE just got younger and cheaper. Good move.

Posted by: thehogs | March 4, 2009 11:36 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Jackson is better than the Skins let on last year... He seemed like a player in training camp.

Posted by: siris | March 4, 2009 11:40 PM | Report abuse

I gather the Skins competition with the 49ers to sign Evans was all from his agent?

Posted by: siris | March 4, 2009 11:42 PM | Report abuse

gotta get igor olshansky!!

Posted by: skinsst21 | March 4, 2009 10:29 PM | Report abuse

I couldn't agree more. Olshansky is a big DE (6'6" 305lbs) who will provide everything that Evans and Daniels would. He is very stout against the run, would throw a few sacks, and could kick in to DT on passing downs as well. He is only 26 and the best part is since he hasn't garnered much interest on the market, he would come fairly cheap.

Posted by: rbruce2 | March 4, 2009 11:48 PM | Report abuse

Wow, that is so disappointing. If anyone deserved to be rewarded for their effort it was Evans. Unfreakenbelievable

Posted by: ga8085 | March 4, 2009 11:49 PM | Report abuse

How could they not offer the guy a contract? That is just ridiculous. I don't blame him for signing with he 49ers who actually showed interest in his services.

Posted by: kreitmaster | March 4, 2009 11:54 PM | Report abuse

Evidence is gathering that the Skins are just another pocketed team for the Las Vegas mafia , welcome to Hell..

Posted by: frak | March 5, 2009 12:00 AM | Report abuse

Wow....the Cowboys have released TO!

Please Snyder do not go after him!!!

Posted by: Lisa_R | March 5, 2009 12:01 AM | Report abuse

Wow..... Surely he wouldn't do that. I'm stunned it happened. JJ did his best to say he wasn't going to cut him a while back.

Posted by: will_ga | March 5, 2009 12:06 AM | Report abuse

I haven't seen anything from Jackson, Buzbee or Wilson that suggests they should be in the rotation at D-End, but here's hoping they develop. I'm guessing Daniels will be back and be a run stopper at LDE and hopefully he'll be fully recovered. That plus a rotation of Golston, Montgomery, Alexander and Griffin allows you to slide Haynesworth to end as needed.

It's hard to say which is a bigger hole in 2009 -- RT or SLB. I could see getting away with a combination of Heyer & Jansen for one more year, but obviously I'd rather have a younger guy come in and win the job day one. However, I can't see HB Blades and Rocky McIntosh starting at LB all year. Blades is better in the middle, for one thing, and a bigger LB makes sense opposite London Fletcher. So LB might be a bigger short term need than OT. Not sure how quickly any of the rookies (other than Curry) would win a starting LB job, but maybe Cushing? We need an OT in the long run and more line depth. But we still have to fill multiple roster gaps.

Posted by: beatkal | March 5, 2009 12:08 AM | Report abuse

So where will he go?? Won't be Philly...

Posted by: will_ga | March 5, 2009 12:09 AM | Report abuse

I bet Cerrato is on the phone with TO right now.

Posted by: Lisa_R | March 5, 2009 12:12 AM | Report abuse

Let's hope not. He's not what we need at all. Somebody will want TO tho... Raiders maybe. Al likes rejects...

Posted by: will_ga | March 5, 2009 12:18 AM | Report abuse

DANNY BOY, LISTEN TO ME.....do not sign TO!!!!FOR THE LOVE OF GOD AND COUNTRY PLEASE , DON'T DO IT!!!!!KEEP THE PHONE AWAY FROM VINNY THE DUMBASS!!!

Posted by: joe12341 | March 5, 2009 12:30 AM | Report abuse

Romo to TO: "How you like me now???"

TO may find it difficult to land. He is a 3 time loser as a locker room dividing drama queen. He ain't worth whatever he brings...and can always be counted on to drop 3rd and 8 when it matters late.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | March 5, 2009 12:31 AM | Report abuse

I won't lose a wink of sleep over Evans. We'll bring someone in, and they'll probably be some combination of a little better, a little younger, or a little cheaper. Evans was OK, a fine backup while you got him, but he's no Leigh Torrence, after all.

Posted by: jvwright | March 5, 2009 12:31 AM | Report abuse

Dallas just got a whole lot better. The ultimate addition by subtraction.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | March 5, 2009 12:33 AM | Report abuse

Well, at least the TO news will take the attention away from the Skins big spending and cutting of Jason Taylor...so old news now.

Posted by: Lisa_R | March 5, 2009 12:39 AM | Report abuse

JULIUS PEPPERS!!!

Hahahahhaa... Not that Peppers isn't a stud but, knowing how Snyder LOVES making splashes, I would not be surprised if he mortgages our draft for the next 2-3 years by trading for him.

Though a part of me would hate that, I would love to see Peppers in the Burgundy and Gold.

Posted by: jinbahji@hotmail.com | March 5, 2009 12:46 AM | Report abuse

Demetric Evans was one the top 'bang for the buck' players on the entire team last year.

When a team won't make an effort to sign these people, it sends a message about hard work.

Joe Gibbs brought character, respect and pride back to the organization. One of the reasons I was skeptical of the Hall signing was not because of Hall per se, but because it was a move moved that said character is a smaller part of the calculation. Haynesworth is similar. Talent: yes, Character: questionable.

Letting Evans go is consistent with valuing stars over valuing hard work.

Joe Gibbs could deal with these edgier personalities because Joe Gibbs had 3 rings and a bust in Canton. Zorn hasn't sniffed a ring and isn't going to Canton. Zorn needs character guys more than Gibbs. The Spaghetti Gang doesn't understand this.

Perhaps Coach Blache will be able to deal with these edgier players, but my guess is that he'd prefer to coach a team with 'Demetric Evans' attitudes.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 5, 2009 12:58 AM | Report abuse

The cowgirls cut TO! LOL. Eating a cap hit on that one. Suck it, Jerry!

Posted by: Duckman4481 | March 5, 2009 1:05 AM | Report abuse

Earlier today, I mused about jerruh and the 'pukes not going after TJ Houshmandzadeh. I expected jerruh to be in the TJ sweepstakes, along with philly and the nyg. Every team in the NFC East would be helped a bunch by TJ because no team has 2 good WRs.

With dal letting owens go, its even more puzzling that they didn't go aggressively after TJ.

Clearly owens was slipping (he's 35, I think) and its not like he helps a team with his character. He's still talented, but no longer a 1 man wrecking crew week after week -- except to his own team.

His cut is no surprise.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 5, 2009 1:09 AM | Report abuse

Please D. Evans is good and all but he's no Leigh Torrence!

To the point 3.5 sack is nothing to brag about and he turns 30 this year(not horrible, not great)

Wish him luck in San Fran and lets hope Nancy Pelosi doesn't try to eat his soul!(She does that you know)

Posted by: filmchis | March 5, 2009 1:11 AM | Report abuse

Earlier today, I mused about jerruh and the 'pukes not going after TJ Houshmandzadeh. I expected jerruh to be in the TJ sweepstakes, along with philly and the nyg. Every team in the NFC East would be helped a bunch by TJ because no team has 2 good WRs.

With dal letting owens go, its even more puzzling that they didn't go aggressively after TJ.

Clearly owens was slipping (he's 35, I think) and its not like he helps a team with his character. He's still talented, but no longer a 1 man wrecking crew week after week -- except to his own team.

His cut is no surprise.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 5, 2009 1:09 AM |

Didn't they just trade for Roy Williams?

Posted by: A2daRon | March 5, 2009 1:17 AM | Report abuse

Just absolute lunacy. Just like Antonio Pierce. We get an UNDRAFTED free agent, who develops nicely, plays his butt off, plays every DL position, makes plays when he is asked to, and just when we need him the most, we let him go with nary a whimper. Absolute complete FO lunacy

Posted by: kenboy1 | March 5, 2009 1:22 AM | Report abuse

please...all this wailing over a player who has been mediocre for years.
he has had one opportunity after another to claim the starting role and grow into it.. he is a journeyman who is never going to get any better. we have seen his upside.

there is a reason why the front office felt they needed to go after taylor and didnt simply move evans up.

have a happy career in niner land.

Posted by: shally | March 5, 2009 1:23 AM | Report abuse

Evans got as many sacks as Taylor or Carter, despite playing on the inside a good bit, being easily the best run stopping DE and making much less $$. You keep guys like that

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 5, 2009 1:33 AM | Report abuse

dal did get roy williams. roy williams is no TJ Housmandzadeh. TJ, for those not aware of it -- has more receptions over the last 3 (and 4) seasons than any other player in the league. Even more impressive is 90+ receptions in 2008 considering his starting QB for most of the year was Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 5, 2009 1:37 AM | Report abuse

If none of the 4 big tackles are on the board, please do not reach for one just because some on this blog say we need one. I would prefer a linebacker if not a tackle, but Orakpo seems to be a good pick if he is there. He's a DE, but can play LB right?

Posted by: dolemite1 | March 4, 2009 10:35 PM
If one of the big 4 OTs are there, take one, if not, trade down and take one of the second tier, they may not be premier LT prospects, but there are some monster RT prospects that will be available late 1st and even 2nd rounds. That would give us an extra pick in the 3rd round or if we're lucky, the 2nd round, to go with the 3rd rounder, to get a linebacker and maybe another O lineman or maybe even a DE or change of pace RB. But, first priority HAS to be the best OT available, without reaching so far our drawers fall down.

Posted by: kenboy1 | March 5, 2009 1:40 AM | Report abuse

This board is severely overrating Evans. One of the others can and will step up.

Posted by: eghblaw

Yep, just like we over rated Antonio Pierce and Derrick Dockery and Matt Ryan and the list goes on. He was no pro bowler, but he was a reliable run stopper who actually made plays in the backfield and got 3.5 sacks last year.

Posted by: kenboy1 | March 5, 2009 1:44 AM | Report abuse

I haven't seen anything from Jackson, Buzbee or Wilson that suggests they should be in the rotation at D-End,

Wilson gets penetration every time he gets on the field; which in my opinion isn't enough. He's probably vulnerable to draws, but he's fast as lightening. Buzbee was hurt all year, and Jackson just never got a shot. Maybe needed a bit more seasoning.

Posted by: kenboy1 | March 5, 2009 1:52 AM | Report abuse

TO, TO, TO...... He won't sign for much and would love to get revenge on the cowgirls. 2 years people, just two years. That's all he can last before he acts the hell up....

Posted by: bienbo | March 5, 2009 1:59 AM | Report abuse

NYG outspent us for Pierce, and Buffalo went off the reservation for Dockery. Evans is a journeyman NFL guy. No shame in that, but criminey, wish him well (and I do, and say thanks as well)and let Jackson step up. Comparisons between Evans and Pierce/Dockery as to talent are silly, IMO.

Think of this though: Redskins can now draft OT, DE, or LB at 13 depending on who is on the board AND fill the other spots without having to do much more in FA. We have options and are not locked in to one position. It makes it harder for other GMs to predetermine who we will take, and therefore increases the opportunity that teams behind us will try to jump to us if they are afraid we will take the guy THEY really want.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | March 5, 2009 2:00 AM | Report abuse

isn't Erasmus James still on the roster? Maybe an whole season and offseason rehabbing his knee will do wonders for the kid.

Posted by: sa11231 | March 5, 2009 2:04 AM | Report abuse

Washington Redskins

On May 27, 2008, the Vikings agreed to trade James to the Washington Redskins for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. He appeared in five games for the Redskins in 2008 but did not record any statistics and was eventually waived on December 9.

Posted by: bienbo | March 5, 2009 2:12 AM | Report abuse

guys,

demetric evans had 3 and a half sacks last season.

a stalwart he was not.

yes, he was a solid team guy, but was he the future of the organization? no.

there's plenty to be negative about (if you feel the need) without feeling like this is a huge, blundering-GM loss.

we'll be ok with somebody younger and BETTER.

Posted by: dwdjmu | March 5, 2009 2:29 AM | Report abuse

When your system fails to reward guys like Evans ... and there are a lot more 'Evans' level-players than Haynesworth-level players ... you are not thinking properly.

You reward the lower talents who play hard. James Thrash may not be effective, but he sets an example. What lesson does Monty, Alexander, Golston, Reinhart take from this? If you're not a star, go elsewhere to get paid.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 5, 2009 2:40 AM | Report abuse

Seriously, what is the plan? No starting LDE or SAM linebacker on the roster after spending a gazillion dollars on the defense. I suppose Blades could start at linebacker but I'd take Jansen or Heyer as a starter over Blades at this point.

By my count that's three positions (RT, LDE, SLB) that need upgrades not to mention that there is no viable back-up for end - the guys on the roster are situational 'rush' ends - nor enough linebackers.

So I'm thinking defense will be the pick at #13, even though the talent is at OT.

Posted by: bangkokben | March 5, 2009 3:02 AM | Report abuse

Let's chill good people ... we are very early in the roster building process. I think the Skins will pickup midlevel FAs for the LDE, SAM LB, and RT spots and see what else they can come up with in next month's draft. For RT, would love to get Willis or Pace. For LDE, go 'head and sign Daniels. For SAM LB, sign back Marcus Washington or Angelo Crowell (knows how to play with Fletcher from their Bills days together). Then have a good draft and let FAs and draft picks compete with existing backups already on the roster during minicamp and training camp.

This will sort itself out. The roster is never fully done by early March! Peace out.

Posted by: gilk | March 5, 2009 3:29 AM | Report abuse

why are you guys wasting your time, can not wait till the pressure gets to AH and he stomps, Dannie boye and Vinnie to submission! Here's to Vinnie babie, Genious.

Posted by: hunter32 | March 5, 2009 4:36 AM | Report abuse

Not to belabor the obvious, but signing an Albert Haynesworth pretty much eliminated the possibility of hanging on to a Demetric Evans.

Good luck in SF, Demetric. You grew up a lot in Washington. Contributed a lot, too. Your old mentor Philip Daniels may wind up stepping into your place for a season.

You're not like a Derrick Dockery, who the coaches really felt would star in their scheme. That loss hurt. You're more the reliable journeyman, the sort that every team needs and too few teams have.

Too bad they gave your $$ to Big Al. At least they didn't sign Chris Canty.

Hard to believe people are saying they're going to replace you with Wilson and Jackson and Buzbee. Jumped-up LBs, all. You're a tackle with happy feet. Pass rush is for sissies, right?

You're going to love Singletary.

Posted by: Samson151 | March 5, 2009 5:36 AM | Report abuse

What's with the crying over Demetric f-ing Evans? This guys doesn't even get to hold Pierce or Clark's jock because HE WASN'T A STARTER! I can understand Pierce because he was a key starter in '04 and played well in that role. I get Ryan Clark because he played pretty well when he started in '05 and was a nice story. But Demetric Evans? Dude had essentially the same sack total you all kill Jason Taylor for and if not for a ridiculous rash of injuries at the DE position would never have started here. He was a marginal depth player here and we can get another marginal depth player to replace him--or better yet, AN ACTUAL DRAFT PICK!

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 5, 2009 5:44 AM | Report abuse

I read Olshansky resigned. That means the best young URF DE is Michael Montgomery from Green Bay, essentially a younger version of Evans.

Given the number of holes left to fill, lil Danny needs to stop worrying about dinner plans, fire up RedskinsOne and head to Wisconsin.

Posted by: tkoho | March 5, 2009 5:49 AM | Report abuse

What a fine mess you've gotten us into Vinny!

Posted by: skinsfan0524 | March 5, 2009 6:06 AM | Report abuse

Hard to believe people are saying they're going to replace you with Wilson and Jackson and Buzbee. Jumped-up LBs, all. You're a tackle with happy feet. Pass rush is for sissies, right?

You're going to love Singletary.

Posted by: Samson151 | March 5, 2009 5:36 AM |

We spent his money we have 12mil in cap space, so atleast know what your talking about before you write stupid posts.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 5, 2009 6:25 AM | Report abuse

What a fine mess you've gotten us into Vinny!

Posted by: skinsfan0524 | March 5, 2009 6:06 AM |

Your right we lost Evans oh my god what a mess, I'm sure there is no one else that can play LDE.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 5, 2009 6:27 AM | Report abuse

When your system fails to reward guys like Evans ... and there are a lot more 'Evans' level-players than Haynesworth-level players ... you are not thinking properly.

You reward the lower talents who play hard. James Thrash may not be effective, but he sets an example. What lesson does Monty, Alexander, Golston, Reinhart take from this? If you're not a star, go elsewhere to get paid.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 5, 2009 2:40 AM |

Are you serious, he will be 30 at the start of the season. They have signed no FA over the age of 28. They had plenty of money to sign him if they wanted to.

This is a buisness you don't sign guys just because they played hard, you sign guys that will produce and be here for a while.

DE chose to sign with the Niners, so I say good luck to him and move on but stop acting like this is the end of the world.

They will replace him at DE I promise, it's not like we will leave the position open.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 5, 2009 6:32 AM | Report abuse

Evans was one of our best DE last year. UGH.

Also, T.O. has been released by the Cowgirls! This SUCKS!

Posted by: rachel216 | March 5, 2009 6:33 AM | Report abuse

Don't even waste your time, Flouder...there's going to a flux of morons who think losing Evans is the end of the world...as if there's NO WAY to replace a guy who ranks on the bottom half of your roster. Dude was a starter only because of injury to 2 guys ahead of him on the depth chart and you'd think he's Bruce f-ing Smith in his prime.

Demetric Evans 2009 = Leigh Torrence 2008

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 5, 2009 6:35 AM | Report abuse

Brown,

Agreed, some of these people are so stupid.

A career backup who played only because of injury, is now all the sudden the best player we have.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 5, 2009 6:44 AM | Report abuse

Evans was one of our best DE last year. UGH.

Also, T.O. has been released by the Cowgirls! This SUCKS!

Posted by: rachel216 | March 5, 2009 6:33 AM |

That was real tough to be considering they all stunk.

What does TO being released have to do with Evans, oh I get it Snyder is going to sign him, whatever moron Snyder makes no play for TO guaranteed.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 5, 2009 6:47 AM | Report abuse

Also, T.O. has been released by the Cowgirls! This SUCKS!

Posted by: rachel216 | March 5, 2009 6:33 AM

For who? It sucks TO won't be around to suck the life out of the Dallas locker room, but they'll also be left with a pretty big hole at WR. And before people go nuts with the whole "NOW SNYDER'S GONNA GET T.O." crap, remember that T.O. was a free agent before signing with Dallas and the Redskins made NO play for him whatsoever. Won't happen now either.

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 5, 2009 6:52 AM | Report abuse

Olshansky has not resigned so he is still out there.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 5, 2009 6:54 AM | Report abuse

Boo on evans, say no to TO

Posted by: alex35332 | March 5, 2009 6:55 AM | Report abuse

Brown,

Didn't look at the TO thing that way, it does suck he will not be there to destroy there locker room.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 5, 2009 6:58 AM | Report abuse

Yeah Flounder, I don't think TO was the only reason they tanked last year, but I'll bet the distraction sure helped. I think that team is just flat out overrated and they'll still be average next year with or without T.O.

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 5, 2009 7:12 AM | Report abuse

Doom.

Posted by: dcsween | March 5, 2009 7:29 AM | Report abuse

#18 in your program, #1 in your hit list...TO!

Posted by: Original_etrod | March 5, 2009 7:31 AM | Report abuse

#18 in your program, #1 in your hit list...TO!

Posted by: Original_etrod | March 5, 2009 7:31 AM

If you've already got a jersey # for T.O. this must mean you've already made this move on Madden...

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 5, 2009 7:42 AM | Report abuse

How much cap room will we free up when we release Jason Campbell?

Posted by: Sports_Guru | March 5, 2009 7:43 AM | Report abuse

JUST SAY NO to T.O.!

Posted by: REDneckSKINhead | March 5, 2009 7:48 AM | Report abuse

Also, what time is Terrell Owens' visit to Redskins Park?

Posted by: Sports_Guru | March 5, 2009 7:49 AM | Report abuse

People, people, people...there will be no T.O. sighting at Redskins Park. He'll be a Raider by next week. You heard it here first.

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 5, 2009 7:52 AM | Report abuse

And REDneck SKINhead, you should probably just trade handles with Sports_Guru. It would be more comment appropriate, I think...

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 5, 2009 7:56 AM | Report abuse

I think if they were going to go after a WR, they would have signed Housh. so I wouldn't worry about TO he is not coming here.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 5, 2009 7:56 AM | Report abuse

flounder21:"We spent his money we have 12mil in cap space, so atleast know what your talking about before you write stupid posts."

I don't think the Skins freed up that 12 Mil to sign Evans, my finny friend.

Posted by: Samson151 | March 5, 2009 7:57 AM | Report abuse

flounder21: "I think if they were going to go after a WR, they would have signed Housh. so I wouldn't worry about TO he is not coming here."

And I doubt they were ever very interested in another medium-sized receiver. TO has his many, many shortcomings, but lack or size ain't among'em.

Posted by: Samson151 | March 5, 2009 7:58 AM | Report abuse

sports_guru,

What time is your visit to another blog permanentley.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 5, 2009 7:59 AM | Report abuse

flounder21: "Agreed, some of these people are so stupid.A career backup who played only because of injury, is now all the sudden the best player we have."

Boy, are you on a hot streak!

Evans clearly should not have been the best best, or at least the most reliable, DE that the Skins had last season.

But you could make a case that in fact, he was.

Which says something about Jason Taylor and the gang. And why we couldn't get much pressure on the QB.

So that's why some of the folks get upset -- they think we let a reasonable-sized fish off the hook instead of netting him.

Posted by: Samson151 | March 5, 2009 8:04 AM | Report abuse

flounder21: "sports_guru, What time is your visit to another blog permanentley."

Back in a while. Meanwhile, keep floundering.

Posted by: Samson151 | March 5, 2009 8:05 AM | Report abuse

I don't think the Skins freed up that 12 Mil to sign Evans, my finny friend.

Posted by: Samson151 | March 5, 2009 7:57 AM |

Obviously or they would have signed him, they must think they can get someone better.

Housh. is 6-1 200 and is alot better receiver then TO is now.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 5, 2009 8:07 AM | Report abuse

Demetric Evans '09 = Leigh Torrence '08

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 5, 2009 8:07 AM | Report abuse

This place has turned into a cut and paste competition. How sad.

Also, one thing I've learned about Danny Boy and his BFF Vinny, they love to make headline splashes. Keep things off the radar and pull off this amazing move that makes Stuart Scott say "boooyah!" or at least force us to endure an irrelevant Kenny Maine side story about the new player's boccie ball stadium in his backyard.

Then again, they have already locked up AH and given us a quiet off season or two before. Man, I really want to play boccie ball now.

Posted by: Dorf | March 5, 2009 8:08 AM | Report abuse

"San Francisco was the first stop on Evans's free-agent tour, and the sides quickly reached a deal"

Wasn't Evans out in SF last weekend or something like that?? And if he just reached a deal last night how is that quickly??

Anyway, DEvans, meet APierce, LTorrence, MMason. You will not live in INFAMY for the remainder of time.....

Bring in Igor, and keep an eye on Jarron Gilbert in the draft.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 5, 2009 8:14 AM | Report abuse

Greg,

Whats the over under on the amount of posts from the two J's on how releasing DE is going to kill the chemistry and hurt the team.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 5, 2009 8:17 AM | Report abuse

Flounder21 I say we get at least two negative posts about it.

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | March 5, 2009 8:18 AM | Report abuse

Whats the over under on the amount of posts from the two J's on how releasing DE is going to kill the chemistry and hurt the team.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 5, 2009 8:17 AM

You can count this one as the first one, right? I mean, this thing looks slanted in that direction at least a little bit, doesn't it?

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 5, 2009 8:23 AM | Report abuse

Way to go Vinny! Instead of taking care of your own players, you let them walk and go chasing after someone else's. D. Evans was the kind of player Joe Gibbs would have loved to have on his team: a brown bagger, a not-so-athletic guy who made up for it with his passion for the game. You don't seem to see the value in this. You just let players like Evans get away. Maybe you will bring Demtric back some day just like you did Dockery and Smoot - after you realize you made yet another stupid move.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | March 5, 2009 8:25 AM | Report abuse

Its only going to hit 70 degrees today in Colorado. Hope you're enjoying your snow back east. That John Denver's full of crap, man.

Posted by: Dorf | March 5, 2009 8:26 AM | Report abuse

This is worse than letting Leigh Torrence go.

Posted by: Rypien11 | March 5, 2009 8:29 AM | Report abuse

Don't rule out Snyder and Vinnie going after TO. We all are banking on Kid & Play or the rookie TE making a contribution this year. If you pickup a TO, you don't have to worry about that. He is still a highly productive receiver, a playmaker (when he holds onto the ball), something that a lot of you posters said we did not have enough of. You can make the arguement that he was the best offensive player on the Cowgirls. A two year deal with a lot of character incentives and clauses would not hurt us much.

Posted by: SPUD2 | March 5, 2009 8:30 AM | Report abuse

"This board is severely overrating Evans. One of the others can and will step up."

Yup.

Same people who got mad over letting go Leigh Torrence. Give it a rest people, anybody they put over there will get sacks with Haynesworth in the lineup.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | March 5, 2009 8:33 AM | Report abuse

Evans was a nice story, contributed admirably, and stepped up when called upon. Very grateful for what he did to this team.

There are also a number of other guys on the FA market that should be able to step in and provide the same production as Evans. As long as the Redskins add somebody to this effect, there's no worries about Evans moving on.

Phillip Daniels
Kevin Carter
Igor Olshansky
Renaldo Wynn
Vonnie Holliday
Mike Wright

Vinny now has to get back on the FA ball. Add a vet DE, add an adequate starting SLB, then hopefully use the 3rd rounder to bolster the DE position, and 5th rounder to bolster the LB corp.

Still allows for a stud OT to be taken at #13, and allows for some flexibility in the 6th round (RB/return specialist?).

Posted by: psps23 | March 5, 2009 8:34 AM | Report abuse

I am seeing alot of Brian Cushing on our draft pick from the NFL Network to random mocks...that would be interesting. I know we need an OL, but we need to pick up another RT and draft a LB, sorry folks. Get the kid from Seattle and let Heyer, Jansen and Willis battle it out and get rid of someone, preferrably Rinehart whom they seem to hate or make him a center!

Posted by: mhartz1 | March 5, 2009 8:34 AM | Report abuse

Seeing Sean Taylor's name in the Ring of Honor every home game would not bode well for TO's focus and concentration.

Let him go to the Giants to replace Plax. They love drama up there too.

Posted by: Dorf | March 5, 2009 8:35 AM | Report abuse

PEOPLE get over it, I am so tired about the type of players that JOE Gibbs loved and would have kept...sorry folks, but Joe is gone and round 2 was F'N awful to watch. I dont care if they are Pope Benedict people. They did not get signed, lets focus on what we are going to pursue. Why cant ReRun and Danny's Fat Twin, provide us with any news on what the strategy might be going forward.

Evans was overrated...one team made a splash on him - the 49ers, they are pillars of success right now in the NFL. Come on people, get it together...I know the snow really upset a bunch of you and through you off your game, but seriously!

Posted by: mhartz1 | March 5, 2009 8:39 AM | Report abuse

flound, lol, I'm thinking at least 3, with some not so subtle digs at losing this guy whenever the opportunity arises...

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 5, 2009 8:40 AM | Report abuse

Way to go Vinny! Instead of taking care of your own players, you let them walk and go chasing after someone else's. D. Evans was the kind of player Joe Gibbs would have loved to have on his team: a brown bagger, a not-so-athletic guy who made up for it with his passion for the game. You don't seem to see the value in this. You just let players like Evans get away. Maybe you will bring Demtric back some day just like you did Dockery and Smoot - after you realize you made yet another stupid move.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | March 5, 2009 8:25 AM |

Dockery got over paid by Buffalo, it would have been very stupid to match that contract.

Smoot was overpaid by the Vikings, and then did nothing there. We got him back on the cheap.

Evans although a brown bagger as you say, was not that good, we have a team full of brown baggers we need some studs.

Before we make Gibbs out to be a saint, wasn't it Gibbs who traded for Portis who then criticized Gibbs and Zorn.

What good did all those brown baggers do Gibbs his second time around?

If you remeber Gibbs one had some guys with sketchy pasts, but they could play the game. So Gibbs was not all about character, or there is no way Dexter Manley ever plays for him.

I also think it was another player with authority issues, that made it possible to hire Gibbs in the first place. Riggins basically quit after the 1980 season, and went back to Kansas, because he did not like Jack Pardee. Que Pardee being fired Gibbs being hired.

So Gibbs although a very religious man, would take some bad character guys if it helped the team win.

Evans was a good player not great, he will be replaced don't worry.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 5, 2009 8:40 AM | Report abuse

"Versatile defensive lineman Demetric Evans, a key contributor to the Redskins for five seasons, has agreed to terms with the 49ers, a league source said late tonight."

I also have a problem with this opening statement Jason.

How was this guy EVER a "key" contributor when the Skins were at the bottom of the league in sacks?

I mean seriously, com'on.

Demetric Evans = Leigh Torrence

Everybody will be saying "Evans who?" next season. Watch and see. Then he will get cut by the 49ers and end up back in Washington next year.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | March 5, 2009 8:40 AM | Report abuse

Redskins Math:

Addition=Subtraction

Add: Prince Albert + MeAngelo Hall

Subtract: D Evans + Jason Taylor X 2nd round/6th round pick

Conclusion: the defense loses depth and adds star power.

The future loses two chances to re-supply the depth it's lost.

BTW: As sorry as people claims Evans is, Moe is still waiting for the name of the cheap, low cost, humble guy on the redskins' roster who can play dt and de and float into short coverage on zone blitz's like Evans could.

Daniels is an old guy coming off an injury. That's what we want: replace a guy we say is old with a guy who's just as old and rehabbing an injury.

None of this makes sense to Moe.

I guess he just doesn't get the math.

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 5, 2009 8:40 AM | Report abuse

Exactly Flounder...

Posted by: mhartz1 | March 5, 2009 8:41 AM | Report abuse

psps23

Phillip Daniels
Kevin Carter
Igor Olshansky
Renaldo Wynn
Vonnie Holliday
Mike Wright


From this list, Vonnie Holiday is a guy who can still play.

But rememba: he's an old guy.

Daniels is a no brainer.

That is, if you have brains.

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 5, 2009 8:44 AM | Report abuse

Spud,

Give it up TO is not coming here.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 5, 2009 8:44 AM | Report abuse

moe, no one is claiming evans is sorry, however what people are claiming is that evans is, was, and always will be, a situational player, best used in a rotational role. Great he could drop back in coverage, he never recorded an INT, so how good was he at that??

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 5, 2009 8:47 AM | Report abuse

"I guess he just doesn't get the math."

1+1=pessimist

p.s. I didn't like either signing, but you're making out Evans to be a lot more than he is.

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | March 5, 2009 8:47 AM | Report abuse

Daniels may be old but, never forget, he can stop the run.

If Leigh Torrence was a Pro Bowler then that means Evans is an All Pro, who just might become an Astronaut after football.

Posted by: matthewvickers | March 5, 2009 8:48 AM | Report abuse

Moe,

Have you thought about the chance, that the guy who replaces Evans is not on the team yet.

JT was not depth you don't pay a guy 8.5mil for depth.

We still have plenty of depth at DE what we don't have is a starter, and although Evans might have filled that role, They must think they can get someone better.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 5, 2009 8:49 AM | Report abuse

The problem I have with letting Evans go is that all through last season and this offseason, one of the most glaring issues for the team was the dearth of talent at defensive end. Naturally, the Redskins' response to this crisis was to let 2 go in a week. But the offseason is young and there are still moves to be made so I'll withold my judgment.

I don't think TO will be signed by the Redskins but I would not be surprised if he was.

Posted by: Original_etrod | March 5, 2009 8:53 AM | Report abuse

Beep beep

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 5, 2009 8:53 AM | Report abuse

Somebody give TO #81...
Siiiiike, that might put me over the edge.

Posted by: peterandmeredith | March 5, 2009 8:56 AM | Report abuse

He was no pro bowler, but he was a reliable run stopper who actually made plays in the backfield and got 3.5 sacks last year.

Posted by: kenboy1 | March 5, 2009 1:44 AM | Report abuse

And he had more tackles and sacks than Igor did last year and started fewer games.

So yeah - Go get Igor! He's our savior!

Posted by: bigfish761 | March 5, 2009 9:00 AM | Report abuse

Letting Evans go is a bad sign. Zorn needs a roster full of character guys ... we all saw what happened with Portis last year. Will Albert and Hall be choirboys with guaranteed $$? Maybe, no one knows.

Evans was a perfect Blache/Gibbs type player. Played hard, effective against he run, OK as a pass rusher (about the same number of sacks as our specialists). Versatile enough to take snaps on the inside. A Gibbs 'core Redskin' sort. And, oh yeah, darn cheap considering he was the best DE on the team. Still cheap at $2million for 2 years.

Gibbs could deal with most divas because he had the kind of credibility that only comes with a bunch of rings and a spot in Canton. Zorn doesn't have that cred or Gibbs' people skills.

Evans, as a stand alone event, not a big deal. But ...

your other DE is cut
you've pushed the cap hard and need value guys
you still have several holes to fill
the 2 big signings have significant character issues in their history

Evans is a big deal -- in context.

People who don't know any better will dismiss the chemistry concern, feel OK with all the holes remaining and ignore the change of direction regarding character players. Its not like we haven't seen this movie before

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 5, 2009 9:01 AM | Report abuse

ReRun can you find out who the Skins are going after next or if there is any discussion with other players?

Posted by: mhartz1 | March 5, 2009 9:03 AM | Report abuse

Since Evans is gone, Jason writes very glowingly of him. Let me see. We would not have seen such glowing words if Evans had been resigned.

We would have heard old, never made a Pro-Bowl, didn't really fit into Blache's schemes.

Go Skins.

Posted by: fearturtle44 | March 5, 2009 9:06 AM | Report abuse

ENOUGH WITH THE GIBBS PLAYERS AND CORE GUY CRAP

Posted by: mhartz1 | March 5, 2009 9:07 AM | Report abuse

Nobody has mentioned that we should go after a placekicker at #13 :)

Posted by: fearturtle44 | March 5, 2009 9:12 AM | Report abuse

Gibbs core player BS got us real far didnt it...alot of his moves leave us in this crappy mess anyways...

Who did he pick up when he was here...

Portis - drama queen, Real Core Gibbs guy
A. Carter - sucks
ARE - to the left, to the right and ground hog forward, garbage
S. Moss - injured alot

seriously, who else is there, I want to hear the Super Core Guys Gibbs team that has done so well.

We are out of the 80's and 90's, get rid of your hyper color shirt and mullett and let Gibbs go.

Posted by: mhartz1 | March 5, 2009 9:13 AM | Report abuse

Yep, just like we over rated Antonio Pierce and Derrick Dockery and Matt Ryan and the list goes on. He was no pro bowler, but he was a reliable run stopper who actually made plays in the backfield and got 3.5 sacks last year.

Posted by: kenboy1 | March 5, 2009 1:44 AM | Report abuse

I'll give you Pierce, but the reason we didn't resign Dockery at the time was because the Bills offered him WAY too much money, more than we just signed him for. And I don't know why Matt Ryan is even on this list!
___________________________________________

Joe Gibbs brought character, respect and pride back to the organization. One of the reasons I was skeptical of the Hall signing was not because of Hall per se, but because it was a move moved that said character is a smaller part of the calculation. Haynesworth is similar. Talent: yes, Character: questionable

Hey, I love Joe as much as the next guy, but it was time for him to go. I haven't seen any character issues with Hall and Haynesworth basically had one incident, and since it was a Cowboy he stepped on... well, that almost makes it a plus.
___________________________________________

As for TO, I can see him as either a Raider or a Bengal...at least he can't do much to upset team chemistry on either team.

Posted by: drfunknsoul | March 5, 2009 9:18 AM | Report abuse

Nobody has mentioned that we should go after a placekicker at #13 :)

Posted by: fearturtle44 | March 5, 2009 9:12 AM | Report abuse

No way, we can wait for a later round, with #13 we need a punter!

Posted by: drfunknsoul | March 5, 2009 9:20 AM | Report abuse

Flounder21 gives this some thought:

TO does not fit into Zorn's offensive game plan and if acquired, would force Zorn to develop some deep route pass patterns.

TO antics in the locker room would push most GMs in the opposite direction.

His attitude in the huddle would force JC to be more assertive or cause him to crumble, either way, you would know what you have in JC by years end - same goes for Zorn.

To's history show that he comes up big in the years after being traded or cut.

He is a big name, with questionable traits, the kind of signing that DS and Vinnie live for and have signed in the past. Don't rule out the 'Skins signing him.

Posted by: SPUD2 | March 5, 2009 9:29 AM | Report abuse

Vinny thanks for letting our most consistent D-Line player go. Evans was definitely underrated and will be hard to replace.

Posted by: tywill28 | March 5, 2009 9:36 AM | Report abuse

At least under Gibbs "Core guys" we made it to the playoffs twice. Thats more than I can say for Spurrier or Norv Turner. Evans wasn't a star, but a guy that was a nice player. The problem is he wasn't flashy like Snyder likes. Snyder really should sell the team and just play Fantasy Football especially if he tries to sign T.O.

Posted by: Redskins001 | March 5, 2009 10:04 AM | Report abuse

In regards to TO: the same things were said about Randy Moss - talented, but a disruption in the locker room. Well the PATS signed him and the rest is history. TO is a risky signing - but the positives are greater than the negatives - especially for the 'Skins. His antics can be controlled, a contract that is heavy in the second year (non Cap year) with clauses that could lead to him being cut after the first year if he does not adhere to the team concept and incentives if he does. This is doable and would almost guarantee that he would have big games against the "Girls" and the Iggles. With the Iggles having let a lot of people go, I can see them signing TO. McNabb has been crying for help on the offense, what better way to shut him up?

Posted by: SPUD2 | March 5, 2009 10:19 AM | Report abuse


i think we should have kept evans on the cheap.....a true redskin....

but vinny and danny obviously have a plan....

let's wait and see what they do before we judge them to harshly...

meanwhile....let's DRAFT PERCY HARVIN!

we will forever regret the day if we don't draft him....

he will go on to be one of the most exciting game changer ballers ever in the NFL...

just wait and see....he is a P T P'er BABY!

Posted by: docdwb | March 5, 2009 10:24 AM | Report abuse

The Skins are idiots, we should have kept Evans, he was a more than adequeate back up and a capable starter when given a chance. Phillip daniels is old and Rob Jackson is unproven. I don't believe they have a plan, they never do. I wish they would hire a REAL GM or sell the team.

Posted by: wardt30 | March 5, 2009 10:41 AM | Report abuse

Sign Igor Olshansky!!!! Then take a hard look at signing Torry Holt (32) who will be released by March 17th for cap reasons.


After that, it's easy. Draft oline, lb, and find a dirt cheap scatback who can take a short pass or outside run for 60 yards. How we will find money for all this is beyond me but that is the clear route to take here.

Posted by: bosa_18 | March 5, 2009 11:08 AM | Report abuse

Way to go Danny and Vinny! Evans is the type of unsung hero whose value is underestimated. You need more players like him not less. Suddenly the D line is thin despite the Haynesworth signing.

Posted by: hokiepokster92 | March 5, 2009 11:08 AM | Report abuse

For those waiting to see what Danny and Vinny do before we judge them too harshly, we are entering Snyder's 11th season as owner. How long are we supposed to wait?

Posted by: hokiepokster92 | March 5, 2009 11:19 AM | Report abuse

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