Normally, the running joke among the Burgundy and Gold faithful around this time of year is how Dan Snyder and the Redskins front office are “fueling up Redskins One” as part of a big plunge into Free Agency.
But the Redskins have started the 2013 free agency period rather quietly, choosing to instead retain the services of several of their own free agents instead of throwing gobs of money at other available players.
The Redskins have either re-signed or agreed to terms with tight end Logan Paulsen, fullback Darrel Young, linebacker Rob Jackson, and offensive guard Kory Lichtensteiger.
It’s also rumored that they’re working to re-sign linebacker & special teams ace Lorenzo Alexander, another key free agent from the 2012 squad who was a Pro Bowl selection on special teams. Alexander rejected the Redskins original offer just over a week ago, with the intent of testing the free agent waters, but some have indicated the Redskins are preparing another offer for Alexander before that happens.
Lichtensteiger’s re-signing means the Redskins will retain at least 4/5ths of their starting offensive line from 2012. Tyler Polumbus, last year’s starting right tackle, is also an unrestricted free agent.