Redskins: Sign McGlynn, But Is Bigger(s) Better?

The Redskins continued their slow move through free agency on Friday, signing interior offensive lineman Mike McGlynn. Capable at either center or guard, the 6’4″ 325 was a fourth round selection by Philadelphia in the 2008 NFL Draft. McGlynn has started 47 of 56 games with the Eagles, Cincinnati Bengals and most recently the Indianapolis Colts over the past six seasons.

This past season in Indianapolis, McGlynn started 14 regular season games and both playoff contests for the Colts.

McGlynn spent his college career at the University of Pittsburgh, starting the final 43 years of his career. He was a three time Big East selection and a third team All-American as a senior.

On Thursday, the Redskins re-signed defensive back E.J. Biggers. The 6’0″ 185 Biggers can play both corner and more importantly safety. Biggers appeared in all 16 games for the Redskins in 2013, including five starts. Biggers was a 7th round selection by Tampa Bay in the 2009 NFL Draft out of Western Michigan.

Over his five year career, E.J. has started 29 of the 61 games he has appeared in. He has 186 tackles, 30 passes defended, four interceptions, two forced fumbles and a sack. With new Head Coach Jay Gruden announcing that DeAngelo Hall and David Amerson will start at cornerback, with newly signed Tracy Porter the nickel, look for Biggers to compete for a spot at safety, either as a starter or reserve.

Biggers reportedly signed a one-year contract.

If you were hoping that the ‘Skins might be adding a pick in the upcoming May NFL draft, it looks as though backup quarterback Kirk Cousins may not be the way the team will get it done.

With Robert Griffin III still working his way back from torn ligaments in his knee, having to keep Kirk may not be a bad thing, at least in the short term.

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