Redskins claim they'll be aggressive in free agency

Bruce Allen is like everyone else in an NFL front office these days: He’s just waiting.

And waiting.

And when the owners and players can strike a deal – or when the courts rule the league needs to re-open its doors, business will begin again. As has often but not always been the case, the Washington Redskins will be ready to strike.

“We prepared for various options and will be able to be as aggressive as any team in the league based on what the rules are,” Allen said, according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post.

What exactly that means for the Redskins remains to be seen. Much of the focus, of late anyway, has been on the quarterback position. There isn’t going to be a marquee name available at that position. The aging Redskins still need to overhaul the offensive line and the defense. They could use help at wide receiver too.

Of course, we already got a glimpse of how aggressive the team would be when they signed safety O.J. Atogwe after he was released by the St. Louis Rams.

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