Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Redskins get Stallworth, not Holmes
By Dan Graziano
On Tuesday, the Redskins locked up receiver Santana Moss. On Wednesday, as first reported by ProFootballTalk.com, they agreed to terms on a one-year deal with free-agent receiver Donte' Stallworth.
Couple of quick things on this:
1. I like it for Washington. Stallworth showed little in Baltimore last year, but the main problem was that he wasn't used much. He's very fast and will offer an exciting downfield option for John Beck or whoever the quarterback is. The Redskins' receiving corps needed some beefing up, and while I thought they'd address other needs first, the Moss and Stallworth moves aren't going to overwhelm the budget and negatively impact other plans.
2. I didn't think the Moss re-signing took the Redskins out of the Santonio Holmes sweepstakes, but when this news broke I wondered if this one did. Now, The Star-Ledger is reporting that Holmes has agreed with the Jets on a new contract, and Adam Schefter says it's a five-year deal. Guess the Redskins found out late Tuesday or early Wednesday that Holmes was off the market and moved on to other plans. Holmes would have been great for Beck and the Redskins, but he'd have cost a lot and I don't think the Jets were really ever planning to let him get away.