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Offensive tackle Tony Pashos set to visit Redskins today

Chad Clifton apparently isn't the only offensive tackle who will be visiting Redskins Park today. Tony Pashos, an unrestricted free agent from San Francisco, is scheduled for a visit in Washington, according to Aaron Wilson of the NationalFootballPost.com.

Pashos, who stands 6-foot-6 and weighs 326 pounds, played under Washington offensive line coach Chris Foerster in both San Francisco and Baltimore. He also played two seasons in Jacksonville.

In recent weeks, it seemed the 49ers were getting close to working out a deal that would keep Pashos in San Francisco. That might not be the case, though.

Pashos, 29, and Foerster are believed to have a close relationship and San Francisco coach Mike Singletary was asked during the NFL Scouting Combine whether Foerster's departure would make it tougher for the 49ers to keep Pashos.

"I don't think so. I talked with Tony. I think Tony had some familiarity with Chris Foerster. But I talked with Tony, and Tony feels comfortable about what we're doing," Singletary said. "He feels good about what we're doing in San Francisco. Certainly, they had a
good relationship, but hopefully things work out where Tony is back with us. But I know he feels good about what we're doing. . . .Hopefully, it works itself out. But once again it has to work for both sides and hopefully it gets done."

The fact that the Redskins have at least two tackles stopping by today should not be read as a free agency competition between Clifton and Pashos, however. The team could sign both and start next season with new faces playing both left and right tackle.

By Rick Maese  |  March 5, 2010; 10:12 AM ET
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Comments

I would sign Pashos to start at RT.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 5, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

Positions of need apparently being focused on during Free Agency. What team is this?

Posted by: Original_etrod | March 5, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Yes and Yes.

Posted by: Stu27 | March 5, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

I'm liking this...the FO is actually paying attention to the weakness the team has, and is trying to fix it....seems so simple, yet evaded the team for so long....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 5, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

1st ro say this would be good!

Posted by: papashake | March 5, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

You can never have to many good O-Linemen, and since we have had none the last few years who weren't injured all the time I say sign as many as you can.

Atleast they aren't bringing in a bunch of glamour guys and offering them big contracts.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 5, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse

BUT HES 29, AND THIS IS A REBUILDING YEAR... WHY WOULD WE SIGN SUCH OLD PLAYERS.....

Oh wait, we have no replacements and our Oline is in shambles. Singing Cliton and Pashos is the perfect idea... .AS LONG AS WE ALSO DRAFT YOUNG GUYS TO GROOM behind them... Yes, we did hit the jackpot with Samuels and Jansen... guys who could come right in and play, but that is rare and it is better to let them sit and learn. This allows us to provide our QB (whoever it is) at least 3 seconds to throw the ball instead of the .5 we gave JC last year. (NOT A PRO JC COMMENT just an ANTI-Oline one).

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | March 5, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

How's about we sign 'em both... AND spend two of our first four draft picks on O linemen as well. Let's DO this.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | March 5, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

Feeling a change of culture taking place around here.

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 5, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

I've said this before.. (which never stops me anyway).. We could of had Pashos for 2009 at a bargain when he was released by JAX.. But Dan just sat and did nothing for 2 days until Pashos and a few other OLinemen got snapped up by other teams..

Almost have to wonder if last year was a "set up to fail"??? When was that REdskins corp jet in Denver?

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 5, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

So, do all of the negative post from the dont sign Clifton blog, now adopt the attitude that this would also be a horrible signing? Come on people, this is freakin awesome!

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | March 5, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

I like that Singletary WANTS him back, that tells that he's got some upside...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 5, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

They're also bringing in multiple guys for the same position. This means that Clifton, for example, knows he's got competition for the spot. Which might make him a little more flexible on the offer.

Jeeze... looks like a businessman is in charge at Redskins Park, and is going after what the HC wants.

BAMS!

Posted by: dpc2003 | March 5, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

Please Jesus!

Posted by: Salinas1 | March 5, 2010 10:29 AM | Report abuse

I could definitely live with BOTH of these guys being signed. Clifton would start at left tackle with Pashos bookending the other side of the line. Goodness, could this actually be a plan?

Posted by: stwasm | March 5, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

This bog is so bi-polar

Posted by: dlhaze1 | March 5, 2010 10:31 AM | Report abuse

So, do all of the negative post from the dont sign Clifton blog, now adopt the attitude that this would also be a horrible signing? Come on people, this is freakin awesome!

Posted by: skinsfanintampa


You people are so damn funny.

The last time I check 29 isn't 34.

By the time Pashos reaches 34, Clifton would've been done for about a year or just retiring.

At least try to use common sense before you you try sarcasm. One doesn't work without the other...

Posted by: RedDMV | March 5, 2010 10:31 AM | Report abuse

Hopefully, people realize that this team is not 1 year away... unlike the past 10 years when we weren't 1 year but 1 player away. It takes time to build a winning team... but at the same time you cannot have the worst oline in the league 2 years in and 2 years out. These moves give us options... we then can move HEYER (not Hayer)... back to the bench where he belongs.

With these 2 guys signed, if we can get them, we can take the draft for what its supposed to be. Draft the best player available, or in the best case trade back and get more picks. Skins need to do a better job of drafting talent and drafting for the future. Yes drafting based on need is something you have to do sometimes... but taking the bpa is the proven way to build a winner. Look at Green Bay. They take Aaron Rodgers 4 years BEFORE they needed him. Took Clay Matthews (the OLB) when everyone thought they were fine at OLB... but they were the bpa and so they took them... look how thats working out for them...

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | March 5, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

And I'll quit on the 2010 season if they traded picks away for Sproles.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 5, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse


Red, I just don't see how we can complain about the FO making it a priority to sit down with the best FA Olinemen on the market.

I don't think Clifton is a long-term answer or a reason to pass on drafting a tackle. I think if we can get him here in a reasonable deal, it's a really great short-term need.

And yes...if we start trading picks for Sproles I will be pissed.

Posted by: p1funk | March 5, 2010 10:33 AM | Report abuse

How's about we sign 'em both... AND spend two of our first four draft picks on O linemen as well. Let's DO this.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | March 5, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

Now, that's a plan. We could sign both these guys AND still get Okung. Or we could take the best player available if Okung is gone. We still need a FS, ILB, RB. This could open the door to Spiller, Berry, Suh, Haden, or McClain. Obviously, I want Okung on this team but we have to face the possibility that he may not be there. If Bradford is there and we have Clifton and some other team(Browns, Seahawks, Niners) has a hard on for him (assuming we don't) than we can trade down and take a lesser LT prospect like Bulaga, Brown, or Williams.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | March 5, 2010 10:35 AM | Report abuse

BUT HES 29, AND THIS IS A REBUILDING YEAR... WHY WOULD WE SIGN SUCH OLD PLAYERS.....

Oh wait, we have no replacements and our Oline is in shambles. Singing Cliton and Pashos is the perfect idea... .AS LONG AS WE ALSO DRAFT YOUNG GUYS TO GROOM behind them...

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | March 5, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse


No kidding. The way people are freaking out about how the Skins are going after Olinemen is just mind-boggling.

Last I checked, D'Brickashaw Ferguson and Ryan Clady were not out there waiting to sign with the Skins for the vet minimum on account of being moved deep in their hearts to help us out with our rebuilding project.

Last I checked, Russell Okung did not come with a money-back guarantee that he's going to be the next Chris Samuels.

Keep the Olinemen coming...

Posted by: p1funk | March 5, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

Clifton is 33, at least check your facts before you post. Just saying.

Plus he is an upgrade over our current LT, who is...that's right, no one.

Posted by: VarlyisNarly | March 5, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

Stephon Heyer is the barometer for where this team is headed. Say what?

Heyer as starting LT = 4 wins

Heyer as starting RT = 6 wins

Heyer as non-staring third tackle = 8-10 wins

Posted by: hapster | March 5, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

Red; from earlier.

I am not walking the party line or getting on my knees for the new FO.

But in the worlds of best case scenarios, this one is pretty good.

Get rid of vinny/zorn and bring in proven coach and Gm

Dont run out and try to sign top FA's

focus on position of need (which we all agree was the weakest position on the team).

So while you may say we are still in this "yes, since it is not vinny do whatever you want' mode;

i would say you are broken from vinny and your distrust colors your view.

apples to apples I guess. But as i said... from what is in front of me, what i can see, this is exactly how most of us wished our FO worked while vinny was still here./

Posted by: Zeebs | March 5, 2010 10:37 AM | Report abuse

any teams, willing to give up a 1st round pick, knocking down JC17's door?
If Bradford and Clausen are considered 1st round material.. why wouldnt Jason, with 5 years NFL experience?

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 5, 2010 10:37 AM | Report abuse

Seems like the Skins are doing their due diligence on positions of need.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 5, 2010 10:37 AM | Report abuse

It was Shanahan who liked Aldridge so much. I just don't think we give up much for Sproles. Just a hunch.

Posted by: will_ga | March 5, 2010 10:38 AM | Report abuse

So, do all of the negative post from the dont sign Clifton blog, now adopt the attitude that this would also be a horrible signing? Come on people, this is freakin awesome!

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | March 5, 2010 10:27 AM


Actually, I think Pashos would be a great signing...again, IF THE PRICE IS RIGHT. For a modest salary, signing a 29 year-old with experience with at least a couple of the coaches here makes a helluva lot more sense than chasing a 34 year-old LT for $7 million per. If we can get BOTH guys at a modest salary AND Okung at #4, our biggest weakness suddenly becomes a decent unit.

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 5, 2010 10:38 AM | Report abuse

"He feels good about what we're doing in San Francisco. Certainly, they had a
good relationship, but hopefully things work out where Tony is back with us. But I know he feels good about what we're doing. ... Hopefully, it works itself out. But once again it has to work for both sides and hopefully it gets done."

Alert! Alert! Someone contact the Department of Repetitious Redundancy Department!

Posted by: dcsween | March 5, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

The Skins will be trading for Sproles just like the went after Peppers. Agents need to have the Skins in the conversation to drive up the market. These are just rumors, nothing more.

What is awesome is that the Skins are looking at OL to start FA. I am liking the plan so far.

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 5, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

I would also like to hear about the pursuit of interior offensive linemen, where despite the signing of Rabach there's still significant area for concern...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | March 5, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

And yes...if we start trading picks for Sproles I will be pissed.

Posted by: p1funk | March 5, 2010 10:33 AM | Report abuse

Completely agree. We should let San Diego keep Sproles, and focus on drafting a young RB like Jahvid Best in the 2nd round.

Get the two OTs in free agency, get Dansby in free agency, and draft Bradford and Best in rounds 1 and 2. Then stock up on DBs and OL in remainder of draft.

Posted by: quinn3 | March 5, 2010 10:40 AM | Report abuse

Part of me thinks signing these O lineman would is a bad idea. Does this mean we are drafting Bradford in 1st Round and maybe RB in Round 2? I hope, if both of these guys sign, we don't give the Skins a pass for not drafting at least one Offensive Lineman in the 1st two rounds.

Posted by: zgg0300 | March 5, 2010 10:40 AM | Report abuse

Okay, fine, whatever. I'm not hear to win any arguments or trying to sway any opinions. Just trying to make a point and I think I made it:

I'm vehemently against signing 30 something year olds in a supposed rebuilding year.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 5, 2010 10:40 AM | Report abuse

Actually, I think Pashos would be a great signing...again, IF THE PRICE IS RIGHT. For a modest salary, signing a 29 year-old with experience with at least a couple of the coaches here makes a helluva lot more sense than chasing a 34 year-old LT for $7 million per. If we can get BOTH guys at a modest salary AND Okung at #4, our biggest weakness suddenly becomes a decent unit.

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 5, 2010 10:38 AM | Report abuse


I agree

Posted by: skinsfan0524 | March 5, 2010 10:40 AM | Report abuse

peoplearestupid1, did you pick that name to win friends or influence people?

[And is the numeral at the end in recognition of your being the first one to notice?]

Posted by: dcsween | March 5, 2010 10:41 AM | Report abuse

All good signs......but we still need to draft some young OL to groom as successors in 2-3 years......

It's an uncapped year....sign as many OL as you like...let's get back to the pre-salary cap days of the REDSKINS where we were 3 deep at EVERY Position!!!

Posted by: GoonieGooGoo | March 5, 2010 10:42 AM | Report abuse

quinn, some people think best is above spiller for 1st rb taken, so i doubt he will be there.

skinsneedagm;

if that was not sarcastic, then the answer is potential...

Posted by: Zeebs | March 5, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse

We need a Line

Posted by: alex35332 | March 5, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse

do people actually get the difference between 29 at the start of the season, and 34 at the start of the season?? I mean, surely its not that difficult to figure out right?? you understand the difference right??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 5, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

For Sproles, I wouldn't want to give anything more than a 4th this year and maybe a 5th next year... or a swap for Carlos would be fine.

Jets with Cro and Revis - sick.

Is JC safer with the continuity of Rabach around for 3 years?

One good thing about being the Redskins...no one wants our players. If was the Chargers, I'd be pissed about losing Sproles and Cro... Dansby, etc.

Luckily we dont have anybody that anyone wants.

Is Pashos really a ZBS tackle? Seems like a mauler.

Posted by: Rypien11 | March 5, 2010 10:45 AM | Report abuse

Clifton is 33, at least check your facts before you post. Just saying.

Plus he is an upgrade over our current LT, who is...that's right, no one.

Posted by: VarlyisNarly


It's called "putting it into existence".

If you're going to be a "smart" ass know ALL the facts.

When the season starts, Clifton WILL be 34, jackass. That's you know, when they're playing games and what not.

Idiot.

And 29 isn't 33 either.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 5, 2010 10:45 AM | Report abuse

It's an uncapped year and not my money, spend Danny Boy, spend!!

Posted by: dhartogs | March 5, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Seems to me that signing Pashos and/or Clifton does NOT mean we will not draft Olinemen, too, but it does appear that we will most likely not draft Olinemen in the first round...

Posted by: mmck | March 5, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Is mike william/s still with the team?

Posted by: Skins2 | March 5, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse

The game of football is won in the trenches...period. Solid O-lines and Solid D-Dlines must be in place in order to win. The Skins seem to have the correct focus, given that the O-line last year became a U-MD alumni meeting of not has beens, but never will bes. My advice, sign at least 3 Oline, and also draft Oline with the first two picks. Yes, the condition of the Oline was that bad last year.

Posted by: jackstraaw | March 5, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Hot off the press, Joe Jacoby will be the next signee! in all seriousness, this is fantastic news. I read a tweet last night from an "expert" who said if they sign Clifton then they can focus on a QB...WRONG. Sign Clifton AND draft Okung. OR (and better yet) sign Clifton AND Pashos and THEN you can aim for a QB.

We were soooooo close to getting Sproles and not having to trade anything. Now we'll probably have to give up a 3rd or 4th to get him. I think he'll be worth it.

Posted by: SkinsFanInNYC | March 5, 2010 10:48 AM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 5, 2010 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Beep Beep

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 5, 2010 10:49 AM | Report abuse

might be time to go fishing....been on a little bit of a roll lately....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 5, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Okay, fine, whatever. I'm not hear to win any arguments or trying to sway any opinions. Just trying to make a point and I think I made it:

I'm vehemently against signing 30 something year olds in a supposed rebuilding year.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 5, 2010 10:40 AM | Report abuse

It sounds like you are vehemently against just about everything the new FO is doing.. BTW, has your doctor recommended Xanax?


Posted by: skinsfanintampa | March 5, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Am I on the Colts insider. No big name signings, free agents of need. WTF

Posted by: iH8dallas | March 5, 2010 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Danny....No time to change your colors. This is not like you. Open the wallet and spend.

Posted by: skinsfan0524 | March 5, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Positions of need apparently being focused on during Free Agency. What team is this?

Posted by: Original_etrod | March 5, 2010 10:24 AM

Offensive linemen closer to 30 than 20 who come in to "win now", eat up the investment in the offensive line (leaving less money for depth), and hopefully not get injured.

At least, that would have been my attitude when Vinny was here. My attitude now is that they are coming in for locker room leadership after yesterday's beheadings.

Posted by: dcsween | March 5, 2010 10:58 AM | Report abuse

So we potentially could have experienced older guys at the key line positions (LT, C, RT) signed for short term (3-4 year) contracts that aren't bank-breakers, giving us a bit more flexibility in the upcoming draft...I like that, and can live with the older signees if that is the plan.

But as everyone has also said, we still need to be drafting quality youth to fill in behind them - we know far too well that older linemen tend to have a "brittle" quality that can easily prevent them from contributing for a full season.

So now that the line needs are being addressed, where are Dansby and Rolle? I want to hear about some top-shelf younger guys getting scheduled for visits, too!

Posted by: PDXskin | March 5, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

I hope the potential signings of Pashos and Clifton dont signal that the oline has been fixed. Its an over the hill guy and another guy coming off of IR. These would be good signings for depth but if both these guys are starting whoever the qb is will be in trouble.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | March 5, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Picking up Clifton and Pashos sounds good to me. Do the Redskins have any interest in NT Jamal Williams?

Posted by: coparker5 | March 5, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

can we stop the stupid posts about Cliftons age... Beggars cannot be choosers and at ths moment we define the word beggar... WE HAVE NO OTHER OPTIONS... CLifton is the best blindside LT on the market, for better or for worse, and as long as we draft his future replacement this year we will be fine. And to anyone commenting on my name, its cause you people are F*&^ING stupid. Period. I used to comment here all the time and then got so frustrated at the cr$$ that came through here that i stopped... Also the team became an embarassment and I was ashamed to show my face, as I have been a huge skins appologist for years... but if things dont change soon im out... this team has been a train wreck for 10 years and Im tired of it... too many hours of my life wasted following Danny Boy and believing we can sign our way to a super bowl... I knew it wouldn't work but I continually prayed it would... stupid... these signings make sense, they are pratical, unlike signing an DT for 100 million or an IN THE BOX safety who cannot cover from the Rams... or a cant miss WR form San Fran whose only claim to fame was a sick catch that was called back for holding...

This team is awful right now. We have minimal talent at all the important positions... QB, OLINE, (Dline isn't really awful but for a 3-4 front it certainly isn't good)... you cannot win football games with that recipe... sorry wont work.

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | March 5, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

I'm liking this...the FO is actually paying attention to the weakness the team has, and is trying to fix it....seems so simple, yet evaded the team for so long....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1

Well yes, but let's wait til one or both has inked. before we consider this anything other than a flirtation.

Also, keep in mind, neither of these guys are all that young or what one might consider all-pro tackles. And if the skins sign one or both it may well be because they've decided to go Quarterback with the #4 overall.

But yes, it's a nice change of pace from the Cerrato era.

Posted by: TheCork | March 5, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Yes, please ... I'll have two. Is this good news or what?

Posted by: shanks1 | March 5, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

"At least try to use common sense before you you try sarcasm. One doesn't work without the other..."


Yes by all means, lets be rational in our sarcasm, because irrational sarcasm doesn't involve the critical Comedy tool of deductive reasoning.

Maybe what you meant was let's be accurate about our sarcasm, Professor. Or not. It's too early to be deductive.

Posted by: TheCork | March 5, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

They will sign these two guys in order to hold down the fort.

They will draft Jimmy Clausen because he is Shanny's kind of QB...I.E CUTLER

They will then draft a Tackle with the #37 pick

our 4th or 5th round pick will be a RB

Posted by: byrdinthesky | March 5, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

It sounds like you are vehemently against just about everything the new FO is doing.. BTW, has your doctor recommended Xanax?


Posted by: skinsfanintampa

Got to be cafreful with Xanax. Studies have shown it to be as addictive as Heroin. Atavan is less risky,. But IZ think what the lad needs is to have his Vehement Organ removed.

By the way, have you seen those ads for Chantix? OMG, that stuff can kill you in more ways and more horribly than the smokling it's sposed to cure.

Posted by: TheCork | March 5, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

29 isn't necessarily old for a tackle, but is for a running back.

I like this. We need veteran tackles to hold down the fort while we develop rookies.

It's a new day at Redskins park.

Posted by: lordtwang | March 5, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Offensive linemen closer to 30 than 20 who come in to "win now", eat up the investment in the offensive line (leaving less money for depth), and hopefully not get injured.

At least, that would have been my attitude when Vinny was here. My attitude now is that they are coming in for locker room leadership after yesterday's beheadings.

Posted by: dcsween | March 5, 2010 10:58 AM | Report abuse

I agree that bringing in both these guys will help will leadership and depth. But there really isn't a backlash for bringing in these guys from a money perspective. There is no cap, so we realy don't have to worry about not being able to fit enough young players...right now or at least there is a new cap in place.

These guys are going to be a stop gap, hopefully hold up for 2-3 years till we can bring younger talent up and really solidify our line.

Posted by: BostonWarPath | March 5, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

I definitely like the idea of two veteran tackles (as long as they can still play). Chad Clifton kinda scares me because Aaron Rodgers got sacked 1000 times. Green Bay is letting this guy go for a reason.

Posted by: A-Contrario | March 5, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

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