It was an interesting first two weeks of free agency for Washington. Coach Ron Rivera made a small splash trading with his former employer, the Panthers, to bring in a young vet who’s likely to be the backup quarterback. Then he added another former starter from Tampa to spice up the running back competition and retained restricted free agent Caleb Brantley.

Why were these moves made, and what are we to make of what these specific signings suggest? We assess that below. Once again, we graded the players who have agreed to terms with Washington, and asked beat writers from The Athletic who covered these players on their former teams to write a short scouting report.

Kyle Allen, quarterback

The contract: One year, $585,000, per NFL Network.

Why the move was made: Outside of incumbent Dwayne Haskins, the only other quarterback on Washington’s roster before the deal was made was Alex Smith, who is 17 surgeries removed from the horrific leg…



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