April 1, 2009

Montgomery Signs Tender, Daniels Signed, Preseason Game Announced

A flurry of activity has taken place at Redskins Park. Too bad it doesn't consist of much exciting activity.

The Skins kept Anthony Montgomery in the fold, meaning they have some great depth at DT. Albert, Kedric Golston, Lorenzo Alexander, Cornelius Griffin, and Montgomery make up the list.

Montgomery was a fifth round pick out of Minnesota. In three seasons, he has 74 career tackles and three sacks. He is a space eater at 6-6, 315. Having him and AH occupy the middle will make it difficult for for opposing offense to run the ball. We had better be able to control the line of scrimmage this year with all that horsepower in the front four.

Also Phillip Daniels returned, signing a one-year, $845,000 deal. Daniels was a solid presence against the run, but what the Skins need right now is pass rushers. The draft might be the answer, but the Skins only have one high draft pick and have three big needs at OLB, tackle, and DE.

It will be interesting to see if Vinny will trade down to get all the needs filled.

Finally, the preseason schedule was released today and the Skins will be playing the Steelers, Ravens, Patriots, and Jaguars.

Thank goodness this isn't the regular season schedule. I don't much like the idea of playing Pitt, the Pats, and Ravens all in a season.

Also it's nice that the Skins will only be playing four preseason games. I don't especially want to see us land another coveted Hall of Fame Game. Four preseason games are too many as it is.

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