Washington expected to show interest in Allen Robinson

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If the Jaguars don’t put the franchise tag on wide receiver Allen Robinson this afternoon, he’ll draw plenty of interest in the open market next week.

And one of his suitors will be one of the usual suspects in the early days of free agency.

Washington is expected to pursue Robinson if he hits the market, according to J.P. Finlay of NBC Sports Washington.

After losing DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garçon left in free agency a year ago, no Washington wideout topped 800 receiving yards last year. They know that they’ll need to put some targets in front of new quarterback Alex Smith, and that’s likely going to require adding outside help.

Robinson’s coming off a torn ACL, but caught 14 touchdowns and gained 1,400 yards in 2015, and would provide a physical complement to Jamison Crowder and Josh Doctson.

17 responses to “Washington expected to show interest in Allen Robinson

  1. I’m pretty sure he has no college eligibility left, but I bet the Redskins would want him.

  2. sign Brown, Bree, Robinson, and then just hit the draft…we don’t need to make a huge splash in FA.

  3. If Scot McCloughan were running things, I would feel more confident.

    With Bruce Allen running things, it feels more like the same old rush to overpay a free agent.

    If Snyder is running things, we’ll soon see Redskins One.

  4. “usual suspects”? Since Albert Haynesworth in 2009 the Redskins have only signed one big name free agent. While the team has been an absolute mess in other respects, it’s hard to think of a team that’s been more conservative over the last decade. Those disastrous free agent spending sprees they’re notorious for took place in 2004 and 2005. To put that in perspective, Allen Robinson was 11 years old at the time.

  5. I hope they do get Robinson, that would be an actually highly intelligent move. Young guy with alot of upside, yes he is coming off an injury but it was his size and not his speed that really set him apart which helps.

  6. The Redskins will definitely sign him – he is damaged goods and the Redskins have become the land of misfit injured pretenders. Maybe this clown could share a locker with the two year couch potato, Junior Galette, and they can swap stories about underperforming but managing to stay employed.

  7. Saying the Redskins are as usual the first players on FA shows stupidity. The Redskins haven’t been that team for over 11 years but people like this article writer still gets it wrong. The Redskins have waited till tier two to get FA since Vinny left. If you want to point to DeSean Jackson and Josh Norman (the last big FA the Redskins have signed), both were cut late into FA after teams have spent big on others. And since the Redskins haven’t been big spenders in FA, they had tons of cap and signed them. It’s laughable that this writer of the article and others still are stuck on 11 years ago.

  8. This would be a smart move by Redskins front office! Alex Smith will have his first true #1 WR in his NFL career. I know he had Crabtree but was Crabtree a true #1? No. He had Macklin in KC but was he a true #1? No. Resign Terrel Pryor to team friendly one prove it contract. I also think they need to sign a WR that can take the top off a defense. They also should spend some high draft capital n an RB. And draft the best defensive player on their board. The Redskins have $31,632,697 in cap space to help fix the defense.

  9. Just another shot at the Redskins by people who don’t know anything about the organization. “Usual suspects”? Guess you’re probably getting tired of seeing Dan Snyder getting involved in everything too. Lemme guess, in your circle you call them the Deadskins, or Foreskins? Pretty original.

  10. thirdistheworrd says:
    March 6, 2018 at 11:02 am

    “usual suspects”? Since Albert Haynesworth in 2009 the Redskins have only signed one big name free agent. While the team has been an absolute mess in other respects, it’s hard to think of a team that’s been more conservative over the last decade. Those disastrous free agent spending sprees they’re notorious for took place in 2004 and 2005. To put that in perspective, Allen Robinson was 11 years old at the time.
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    DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon, Josh Norman, Junior Galette (not a HUGE signing, but a guy with definite character questions who has not performed in the least).

    You can say that they weren’t disastrous, but to say that they haven’t signed big name free agents isn’t truthful either.

  11. jahbrohknee says:
    March 6, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon, Josh Norman, Junior Galette
    ____________________
    1. Cut by team, purchased for pennies on the dollar. 2. No one had heard of Pierre Garcon before he joined the Redskins. 3. Obviously Norman is the “one big name free agent” mentioned above. 4. Cut by previous team, signed to a one-year contract for veteran minimum.

    Boom.

  12. Hehe these team specific blogs will always have the trolling haters. Adds flavor. No good is had criticizing and legitimizing them. That being said, as long as they don’t spend more than 5-6m/year, Robinson is a good pickup. I’d probably prefer Seattle’s Richardson though. Also think it’s worth it to offer Pryor another 1 year deal for 3-4m. He’s nothing if not freakishly capable athletically and also obsessive about making it as a pro WR. I’d also like to see them sign Carlos Hyde and draft Vea. Or draft Michel and sign Poe.

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