1. The Redskins have stayed in contact with in-house players that are set to become unrestricted free agents. How those negotiations play out – and the entirety of free agency – will impact the team’s draft strategy.
In a little more than two weeks, the new NFL calendar will flip over, leaving hundreds of players available on the open market to sign. As it stands now, 17 players that were on the Redskins last year will be among the free agents available to sign new contracts.
Over the last few months, Washington’s front office has been in contact with those players as negotiations will likely intensify before the 2019 league year begins.