What you need to know about the Redskins releasing Andre Roberts

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What you need to know about the Redskins releasing Andre Roberts

The pre-Scot McCloughan are a fascinating juxtaposition against the team currently operating out of Ashburn, Va. And the release of Andre Roberts on Tuesday is a small footnote in Washington transactional folklore, but it's still an interesting demarcation. , netting a four-year contract worth $16 million. That's far from the biggest signing in Redskins offseason history, but Brandon Pirri Kids Jersey it was also contract featuring 50 percent guaranteed money for a slot guy coming off a down year with the . Part of the logic behind signing Roberts was adding to a depth chart that featured Santana Mo s, and without having a first-round pick as a result of the trade.And that's where the juxtaposition comes in. Look at the pre-McCloughan receiving corps in Washington. Mo s was homegrown but (who has a $10 million cap hit coming in 2016 -- stay tuned on that one). DeSean Jackson hit the free agent market when he was released by the before being . (Jackson's availability came shortly after Roberts was signed, Garret Sparks Men Jersey which didn't exactly help the receiver when it came to his place on the depth chart.) Jackson, Garcon, and Roberts all qualify as high-profile free-agent signings, most of whom featured above-market dollars. With Roberts gone and Garcon/Jackson in the final years of their contracts, it wouldn't be surprising to see a wholesale change on the wide receiver depth chart by 2017. Look at the difference too: fills the Roberts role, catching 59 pa Alex Tuch Women Jersey ses last year as a rookie. Taken in the fourth round out of Duke, he signed a four-year, $2.8 million deal. The Redskins dipped back Ryan Reaves Men Jersey into the wide receiver pool in the draft this year, taking out of TCU in the first round. He is not di similar to Garcon, although he's younger and, of course, cheaper. Doctson's entire contract is about the equivalent of Garcon's 2016 cap hit, not including the fifth year of control (at a minimal cost considering he's 22nd overall). If Doctson pans out and Crowder continues to develop, the Redskins are going to have an array of young weapons moving forward, with inked to a five-year contract as well. Losing Jackson's straight-line verticality would be tough, but it's hard to imagine them signing him at the age of 30 to a big free- Curtis McKenzie Women Jersey agent deal. Instead they could simply invest more picks in the position moving forward and suddenly have an abundance of cap space freed up by quality positional a set allocation to be used on other big-ticket items (hello contract?). It's the smart way to build a team and another reason Redskins fans should be pumped for the future of the franchise.
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