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Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Redskins sign another familiar face in Wynn

By Dan Graziano
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

Free agency is turning into old home week for the Redskins. First, they signed former guard Derrick Dockery and now they've welcomed back defensive end Renaldo Wynn. ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli confirmed the one-year deal for the 34-year-old Wynn, who played for the New York Giants in 2008. Wynn played for the Redskins from 2002-05 after beginning his career in Jacksonville.

He's certainly not an every-down player at this point in his career, but he gives the Redskins some much-needed depth behind Andre Carter and Phillip Daniels -- if they ever get around to re-signing him in free agency. Behind those players, the Redskins have Alex Buzbee (returning from an injury), Chris Wilson and Rob Jackson. Wynn's a player who can give you 10-15 defensive plays, and he's still fairly solid against the run. But if Albert Haynesworth turns Wynn into an elite pass-rusher at age 34, then he truly will be the best defensive player in the league.

It's easy to laugh and point to another aging player the Redskins are bringing in, but it looks like Wynn signed for the veteran minimum. If that's the case, this is probably a solid move. I know that some Eagles fans hated to see Wynn go, although they might not admit it now.

All in all, this is a smart move by the Redskins. Now about that right tackle spot?