When Carl Nicks signed his five-year, $47.5 million blockbuster in Tampa Bay on Wednesday, Ben Grubbs moved to the top of the list of free agent offensive guards.
The Saints made a push to sign Grubbs in the wee hours Wednesday morning, and the Redskins have now jumped into the mix.
Rich Campbell of the Washington Times reports that Grubbs is “in play” for the Skins, though Campbell doesn’t know the seriousness of Washington’s interest.
The Redskins could use an upgrade at left guard, which has been Grubbs’ position for the past four seasons in Baltimore. Redskins incumbent left guard Kory Lichtensteiger is coming off a torn right ACL and MCL.
Grubbs entered free agency as the No. 23 overall player on PFT’s Hot 100. Due to signings at the top of the list, he’s now the 15th best free agent available.