Quick recap: Redskins weekend

March, 17, 2014
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Before we move forward, time to look back just a little bit on players who have drawn the Washington Redskins' interest:
  • Donald Penn's visit will continue at Redskins Park on Monday. The Redskins have reportedly been in contact with his agent for several days. The former Tampa Bay left tackle, released last week after the Bucs signed Anthony Collins, also has visited Oakland. I have not heard if he has other visits planned.
  • Center Will Montgomery, released late last week, is visiting Denver on Monday. Montgomery was a seventh-round pick by Carolina in 2006 -- when current Broncos coach John Fox was the Panthers' coach. No quarterback releases the ball faster than Denver's Peyton Manning; that would help Montgomery (or any lineman). So while Montgomery struggled here last year, he would be helped being with Manning because every linemen is helped being with him.
  • Linebacker Rob Jackson will visit Oakland. The Redskins have had brief contact with his representatives and they will monitor his situation, but they have not shown a great deal of interest in retaining him.
  • Corners Walter Thurmond and Brandon Browner, who were scheduled to visit Friday but did not, both signed with other teams. Browner landed with New England. Thurmond signed with the New York Giants. So the Redskins will be reminded twice a year whether they made the right move getting Tracy Porter instead of Thurmond to play in the slot.
  • Safety Ryan Clark has not yet signed anywhere. The Redskins remain in touch with him and his agent, Joel Turner, said not to cross him off the list yet.
  • Linebacker Anthony Spencer, who visited Thursday, remains unsigned. He will visit with the Giants on Monday and his former team, Dallas, also remains interested in him.
  • I have not heard a lot about other safeties the Redskins might be interested in, but I know there's a chance Brandon Meriweather returns. I don't think they view the remaining safeties as better than Meriweather.

John Keim

ESPN Washington Redskins reporter

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