Friday, February 27, 2009

Dockery comes back to Washington

According to Jason La Canfora of The Washington Post, guard Derrick Dockery will be the third major signing of the offseason for the Redskins. The deal appears to be for five years and around $27 million, with $8.5 million in guaranteed money.

Dockery fills a huge need on the offensive line for the Redskins, who struggled to protect quarterback Jason Campbell as the season progressed. This move probably means that Pete Kendall will not return, and as of right now, the Redskins line would probably look like this:

LT: Chris Samuels (31)
LG: Derrick Dockery (28)
C: Casey Rabach (31)
RG: Randy Thomas (33)
RT: Jon Jansen (33) or Stephon Heyer (25)

That's a decent line, but it's also really old. The Redskins MUST still address both the offensive and defensive lines in the draft to get younger and to add more depth -- unless, of course, Daniel Snyder somehow signs 15 more guys and finds a way to get them all under the cap.

For those keeping track at home, Snyder has handed out nearly $74 million in guaranteed money for three players: Albert Haynesworth, DeAngelo Hall, and Dockery.

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