Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 4/4/14
When former Head Coach Mike Shanahan was fired a few weeks ago, General Manager Bruce Allen declared that, going forward, player personnel decisions would rest with him. During this year's free agent frenzy, we have witnessed the validity of that statement. The "cuffs" appear to be off and GM Bruce Allen has been "wheeling and dealing" like a Wall Street banker.Mr. Allen's negotiating savvy has allowed Washington to keep some of their key unrestricted free agents and convince OLB/elite Pass Rusher Brian Orakpo to accept the Franchise Tender the team offered. Although some of those filled positions might still be upgraded as the off season progresses through the draft and team roster "cut downs", at this point the "Skins" have improved their roster by adding several quality free agents to the mix.Clearly, the Redskins have become a more competitive team, especially on offense, but do they have enough "fire power" on defense to keep up with the Eagles, Giants and Cowboys. As an offici...
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