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Free Agency Countdown -- and a Chat

Mark Maske is chatting shortly (at 11) on free agency and Albert Haynesworth and like such as. Join him and hang with us for what figures to be a long day.

By Cindy Boren  |  February 26, 2009; 10:52 AM ET
 
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BJ Raji, Marcus Freeman, Lawrence Sidbury, and Ryan Succop. Those should be our draft picks.

Posted by: RITCA | February 26, 2009 11:05 AM | Report abuse

My kids love Super Mario Galaxy and Raving Rabbids, I told them I was going to get the microphone for Guitar Hero so I could sing, and they both started crying.

Posted by: Flounder21 | February 26, 2009 11:06 AM | Report abuse

First thing Dock should do is sign with the Redskins

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 26, 2009 11:06 AM | Report abuse

First let's make a move for Coles

Posted by: jiza32 | February 26, 2009 11:06 AM | Report abuse

ritca,

BJ Raji wont be there at 13, the rest of the guys could work out.

Posted by: Flounder21 | February 26, 2009 11:07 AM | Report abuse

No to Hayneswort. Canty - maybe. Pick up O-line in free agency. Let the kid from Canada be our version of Sproles. I'm sure he'll be better than Mason.

Posted by: RITCA | February 26, 2009 11:07 AM | Report abuse

First let's make a move for Coles

Posted by: jiza32 | February 26, 2009 11:06 AM |

No thanks we don't need another Smurf WR.

Posted by: Flounder21 | February 26, 2009 11:08 AM | Report abuse

YES! Bring back Dock - for less $$$ though. Guess this proves the grass is not always greener.

Posted by: Lisa_R | February 26, 2009 11:00 AM

You've got to be kidding. This is every good player's dream. He already got a big signing bonus two years ago. Now he's on the market, again, and will get another signing bonus. Not as big as he got two years ago, but bigger than he would have gotten if he hadn't been cut. And, not quite as good as DeAngelo Hall who got a big payday last year and is ready for another one now.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 26, 2009 11:08 AM | Report abuse

Here's your answer at LG, RI Nation!

DOCKERY DONE IN BUFFALO
Posted by Mike Florio on February 26, 2009, 10:47 a.m.
When word broke two years ago that the Bills had signed free-agent guard Derrick Dockery to a seven-year, $49 million deal with $18.5 million guaranteed, most casual NFL fans said, “Who in the hell is Derrick Dockery?”

Two years later, Dockery is done.

The news comes from Tim Graham of ESPN.com and Adam Schefter of NFLN.

Per Schefter, the move triggers a $5.3 million acceleration against the cap. He was due to earn a base salary of $2.75 million in 2009.

Posted by: brownwood26 | February 26, 2009 11:09 AM | Report abuse

Flounder,

If Raji isn't there, would you want them to go o-line or try to trade back?

Posted by: RITCA | February 26, 2009 11:09 AM | Report abuse

First, I never mentioned pulling, I said the outside zone play. Second, having Dock in open space is playing against his strenght. Third, Dock wasn't that good pulling while he was here. Buges used to say that Dock had great potential, he had to play up to it. I don't recall the year but I remebered when Ray Brown was on the redskins staff how he repeatedly mentioned the Dock had to play lower when he pulled. Dock kept getting blown up in the hole, particularly on short yardage plays. I looked at ESPN break down of him, and they mentioned the same thing about Docls pulling ability. If they get him it would be a whatever move IMO.

Posted by: TWISI | February 26, 2009 11:09 AM

Posted by: TWISI | February 26, 2009 11:10 AM | Report abuse

rit, Orakpo, or Andre Smith might be options there as well.

lol, on the coles stuff....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 26, 2009 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Smoot came home again. Hope Dock does too. Vinnie, make Skins nation happy and get this deal done, but don't break the bank.

Posted by: RITCA | February 26, 2009 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Cindy can u post how to get the text alert

Posted by: alex35332 | February 26, 2009 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Strategy change: Resign Dockery and sign Canty and with the 13th pick pick up the DE/LB from Texas. Sign Hall and pick up a OL in the 3rd round. then with the remaining 2 picks you take at Big run stuffing space eating DT and one more OL.

Posted by: GreatOne1 | February 26, 2009 11:12 AM | Report abuse

duly noted TWISI

Now go sign him so TWISI can say whetever!

Posted by: chrislarry | February 26, 2009 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Flounder,

If Raji isn't there, would you want them to go o-line or try to trade back?

Posted by: RITCA | February 26, 2009 11:09 AM |

If they could get multiple picks for just the number 13 pick then I would say move back.

If not I would go O-Line, Raji is going to be a great player I just think he goes top 10.

Posted by: Flounder21 | February 26, 2009 11:14 AM | Report abuse

TWISI,

That may be true (i.e. Dock playing lower) but think of the advantage over any other free agent or rookie. He already knows the blocking schemes and already has chemistry with both Samuels and Rabach. Think of the jump we would have getting ready for the season.

Posted by: RITCA | February 26, 2009 11:15 AM | Report abuse

I would not mind getting Doc back. he was a sold linemen.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 26, 2009 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Let me also say that one of the picks for trading back would have to be in the 1st round.

Posted by: Flounder21 | February 26, 2009 11:18 AM | Report abuse

If we were offered a traid back with our 3rd for a 4.6.7 would yo take it?

Posted by: alex35332 | February 26, 2009 11:21 AM | Report abuse

If any of Smith, Smith, Monroe, or Oher are available at #13, the Skins shouldn't even consider trading back. Grab the impact player at a need position while you can rather than sacrificing the "sure things" for more risky picks.

If those guys are gone, sure, then trade back. If not, snatch whichever one is available as quickly as possible.

Posted by: psps23 | February 26, 2009 11:22 AM | Report abuse

From PFT,

KIPER, MCSHAY EXCHANGE PLEASANTRIES
Posted by Mike Florio on February 26, 2009, 11:07 a.m. EST
It looks like Tod McShay and Mel Kiper have become the new Sean Salisbury and John Clayton at ESPN.

The only difference we’re detecting, however, is that while most (not all, but most) of the Salisbury-Clayton shtick was contrived, McShay and Kiper don’t seem to like each other.

At one point during an argument regarding whether quarterback Matt Stafford should be the first overall pick to the Lions, things turned a little nasty.

Not a lot. But a little.

“That’s the most asinine argument you could ever have,” McShay said to Kiper at one point.

They went one for a while — and a while — until host Josh Elliott eventually intervened.

Here’s the reality, in our view. Kiper knows that ESPN is grooming McShay to be the next Kiper. But ESPN doesn’t want to cast Kiper into the wilderness until he has been made sufficiently irrelevant after several years of a decreased profile. That way, Kiper won’t land somewhere else and make ESPN look bad for dumping him.

It’s sort of fascinating to us. Even though McShay refrained from calling Kiper the “Cryptkeeper.”

Posted by: Flounder21 | February 26, 2009 11:27 AM | Report abuse

beep beep. will do, alex.

Posted by: Cindy Boren | February 26, 2009 11:29 AM | Report abuse

4th's predictions:

We sign Dockery AND HAynesworth by the weekend.

We may also sign the LB dude that cut from Buffalo.

We will not resign DEvans since we got lots of youngsters behind him.........

This is not like the previoud years people. And even if HAynesworth deal averages $15Mil per year, he will never see it. Always look at the last 3 years of the contract for high salaries he'll never see.

Posted by: RightWay | February 26, 2009 11:31 AM | Report abuse

My prediction....

We land Haynesworth by Sunday, and grab Nate Washington a few weeks into March.

Completing the offseason by drafting Brian Orakpo in round 1 would put the icing on the cake.

Let's hope my scenario plays out...

Posted by: doubleOneven | February 26, 2009 11:41 AM | Report abuse

I don't want to be unkind to the Redskin management. But these gusys pursuing Haynesworth is part of the pattern that has us out of the playoffs or only a marginal competitor in the post-season for most of the years of Snyder's ownership.

Haynesworth always has struck me as a big fat slob with lousy work habits and probably trouble in terms of team chemistry.

But we have a franchise that inevitably takes the wrong fork in the road at this time of the year. Why blow up your entire team for one guy unless he is Johnny Unitas or Sonny Jurgensen? Please let's hope the money stops this deal before it gains momentum. At most, this fatso is nothing more than another Dana Stubblefield.

Posted by: royhobbs56 | February 26, 2009 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Cindy --

As a South Carolinan, I can't tell you how proud your word choice makes me.

*sigh* Can't we pretend that never happened?

Posted by: WorstSeat | February 26, 2009 7:42 PM | Report abuse

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