Better late than never.
It has been a long wait, but the league’s annual free agency frenzy finally gets started this week.
Teams are able to contact and negotiate with their own free agents starting on Tuesday. They won’t be able to sign free agents -- or even announce signings -- until Friday at 6 p.m. ET, per league rules.
Here is a complete list of the Redskins’ free agents. (The team does not have any restricted or exclusive rights free agents.)
H.B. Blades, LB
Blades has served as a reserve inside linebacker since joining the Redskins as a 2007 sixth-round draft pick. Last season, he played in all 16 games, with one start, and logged 13 tackles. He stepped up on special teams, posting 11 tackles on punt and kick coverage.
Phillip Buchanon, CB
In his first year in Washington, Buchanon served mostly as a third cornerback. He played in all 16 games, with five starts, and he finished with 46 tackles, two interceptions, 20 passes defended and two forced fumbles. The 10-year veteran also served as a punt returner early in the season until he was replaced by
Jammal Brown, OT
Acquired in an offseason trade, Brown returned from a hip injury to start 14 games at right tackle for the Redskins in 2010. As the hip improved, so did Brown. Toward the end of the season, Brown had his best games, according to head coach Mike Shanahan. Brown can play left tackle as well – he earned two Pro Bowl berths at the position while with the New Orleans Saints from 2005-09.
Reed Doughty, S
From modest beginnings, Reed Doughty has crafted a solid NFL career. He has proven to be a versatile player who helps the Redskins on defense and special teams. Last year, Doughty played in 15 games, with eight starts. He saw action at both strong and free safety and finished with 84 tackles, fifth-best on the defense, and one sack. On special teams, he logged 16 tackles, third-best on the team.
Mike Furrey, WR
Furrey signed with the Redskins during the 2010 offseason but he suffered a concussion during training camp and was unable to catch on with the team. He was released with an injury settlement prior to the regular season.
Kedric Golston, DE
Golston, one of the Redskins’ high-energy players, produced a solid season at right defensive end in the Redskins’ 3-4 defense. He started the first 13 games before landing on injured reserve with groin and elbow injuries. He finished with 57 tackles, seven quarterback hurries and one forced fumble.
Rex Grossman, QB
Grossman figured he would serve in a backup role last year. Late in the 2010 regular season, he was given an opportunity to start the Redskins’ final three games. Grossman posted a 1-2 record in his brief stint and he completed 74-of-133 passes last season for 884 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions. If re-signed, he could be in line to compete for a starting job.
Stephon Heyer, OT
Since joining the Redskins as an undrafted rookie in 2007, Heyer has seen action at left and right tackle in his career. Last season, he even played one game at guard due to a series of injuries. Heyer has proven himself as a versatile lineman, something that has value in the league.
Rocky McIntosh, LB
Playing in a 3-4 for the first time in his career, McIntosh finished second on the defense in tackles with 155. He also recorded two sacks and one forced fumble. The 2006 second-round draft choice had his best game in Week 7 at Chicago when he logged a team-best 12 tackles and a sack.
Santana Moss, WR
In his first year in Mike Shanahan’s offense, Moss excelled in the slot as a mid-range receiver in addition to being a deep threat. He produced his best NFL season, grabbing a career-high 93 catches for 1,115 yards and six touchdowns to lead the Redskins’ receivers. For his career, which includes four seasons with the New York Jets, Moss has 593 catches for 8,558 yards and 52 touchdowns.
Carlos Rogers, CB
Rogers completed his sixth season in Washington. A 2005 first-round draft pick, Rogers has started 12 games, missing four due to a hamstring injury, and compiled 60 tackles, two interceptions and one forced fumble.
Chris Wilson, LB
Wilson finished his fourth season with the Redskins after joining the club as an undrafted rookie. He served as a reserve linebacker in 2010, backing up