Report: Fast Willie to visit Washington
The no longer freewheeling Washington Redskins are looking for experience that comes with value in free agency, and the latest report is that running back Willie Parker will visit on Monday.
According to the Washington Post, which cites KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, the Redskins will host the running back. That’s a little curious given the fact that Parker was not very productive last season in Pittsburgh and he’s 29, but he is a two-time former Pro Bowl performer and the Redskins have already bounced Ladell Betts and Rock Cartwright out of a backfield that still has another back with high mileage, Clinton Portis, or as we prefer to call him, Southeast Jerome.
The Washington Post also reports that the Redskins have had discussions about adding nose tackle Ma’ake Kemoeatu, who was let go by the Carolina Panthers. The veteran missed the entire season with a torn Achilles tendon, but could help anchor the point in the 3-4 defense the Redskins are expected to employ. New Orleans could also be a destination for him.
According to the Post, offensive lineman Casey Wiegmann has come and gone at Redskins Park on a free-agent visit. He did not get a contract, but the Redskins have placed a focus on the offensive line and the team may have had as many as four come through already.
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