5 Free Agents Washington Redskins Need to Consider for Their Defense

The Washington Redskins will have a busy off season with their number 1 priority is come to agreement with Kirk Cousins on a long-term deal. 

The Redskins next priority will be needs to be their defensive line as they didn’t do much last off season to upgrade it, which needs a run-stopper or two.


There were only eight NFL teams that allowed more rushing yards in 2016-17 and if the Redskins want to be a genuine contender they need to build a Super Bowl winning defense.

Improving their defensive line is also a must and Washington have already indicated that there are 5 names on free agency that they are very interested in.

We take a look at the 5 players the Redskins have marked down as potential targets to bring to Washington in 2017.

Kawann Short


Short’s numbers were down this season after the Panthers struggles defensively. He managed just 6 sacks, down from 11 the season before and made 30 solo tackles.

Short is a solid against the run and the pass and is the type of player the Redskins require to boost the defensive line.

Short is not a top tier defensive lineman, but he is capable of getting the job done at a discounted price from the other 4 name on this list.