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2020 Redskins Free Agency Journal

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The Washington Redskins will reload for the 2020 season, starting with free agency.

New talent from around the league will be brought in and some familiar faces will return. Here's the list of those who have officially signed.

Stay up to the minute with all the deals officially in the books, and be sure to check back with and the Redskins app for continuing 2020 free agency coverage.

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Free Agents Joining The Roster:

CB Ronald Darby (April 1)

The Redskins bolstered their secondary by signing cornerback Ronald Darby, the team officially announced April 1.

Darby (5-11, 193) is entering his sixth NFL season after originally being selected by the Buffalo Bills in the second round (50th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. He has appeared in 57 regular season games with 56 starts.

Darby has recorded eight career interceptions for 135 yards in regular season play to complement 251 tackles (224 solo) and 65 passes defensed.

LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (March 31)

The Redskins have signed linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis, the team officially announced March 31.

Pierre-Louis, who is a seven-year veteran, was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in 2014 and has played in a supporting role for most of the his career. The Redskins will be his fifth team, as he has also spent time with the New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs and Chicago Bears.

Pierre-Louis was mostly a special teams player for the Bears in 2019, but he did get more playing time near the end of the year and had 32 tackles and an interception. For his career, Pierre-Louis has 128 tackles and seven quarterback hits.

WR Cody Latimer (March 30)

The Redskins added experience to their wide receiver corps by signing Cody Latimer, the team officially announced March 30.

Latimer (6-1, 222) is entering his seventh NFL season after originally being selected in the second round (56th overall) by the Denver Broncos in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Latimer has appeared in 66 regular season games (15 starts) and registered 70 receptions for 935 yards and six touchdowns. He also returned 47 kicks for 1,132 yards.

TE Richard Rodgers (March 30)

The Redskins bolstered the tight end position by adding Richard Rodgers, the team officially announced March 30.

Rodgers (6-4, 247) is entering his seventh NFL season after originally being selected by the Green Bay Packers in the third round (98th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. He has appeared in 71 regular season games with 24 starts. Rodgers has 121 receptions for 1173 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns in his career.

In 2015, Rodgers appeared in 16 games with 12 starts and finished the season with 58 receptions for 510 yards and eight touchdowns. He was ranked fifth among NFL tight ends with his career-high eight touchdowns and tied for fifth-most by a tight end in Packers history.

T Cornelius Lucas (March 27)

The Redskins added depth along the offensive line with the signing of tackle Cornelius Lucas, the team officially announced March 27.

Lucas, who was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Detroit Lions in 2014, has also spent time with the Los Angeles Rams and the New Orleans Saints.

Lucas has spent much of his career as a swing tackle and has played in 53 games. Last season, Pro Football Focus gave him a grade of 72.2 in 507 snaps. He played in all 16 games last season while starting in eight and allowing just one sack.

RB Peyton Barber (March 26)

The Redskins added to their stable of running backs by signing running back Peyton Barber, the team announced March 26.

Barber, 26, has spent the past four seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Head coach Ron Rivera is familiar with Barber dating back to his years as the head coach of the Carolina Panthers. In eight games against the Panthers, Barber had 79 carries for 262 yards while averaging 3.3 yards per attempt.

Barber has appeared in 63 games and rushed for 1,987 yards and 15 touchdowns.

RB J.D. McKissic (March 26)

The Redskins' running backs room got even more crowded with the signing of former Detroit Lions running back J.D. McKissic, the team announced March 26.

After spending three years with the Seattle Seahawks, the 26-year-old back signed a deal with Detroit, where he had a career-high 205 rushing yards and averaged 5.4 yards per carry.

McKissic has proven throughout his career that he can be a versatile back as a rusher and pass-catcher out of the backfield. He caught 34 passes on 42 targets for 266 yards last year. He also had a touchdown reception against the Las Vegas Raiders.

Offensive coordinator Scott Turner likes utility running backs who can serve in a multitude of roles. It seems like he will have that in McKissic, who joins Adrian Peterson, Bryce Love and Derrius Guice in the Redskins' backfield.

LB Thomas Davis Sr. (March 25)

Veteran linebacker Thomas Davis Sr. is joining the Redskins, the team officially announced March 25.

Davis is a 14-year NFL veteran who played for head coach Ron Rivera in Carolina from 2011-2018. He made three Pro Bowls during that stretch (2013-15). He also was the 2014 recipient of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.

Davis, 36, started all 16 games for the Los Angeles Chargers last season and recorded 112 total tackles, which would have been second-most on the Redskins behind safety Landon Collins in 2019. The Redskins could opt to use him as the weak side linebacker in their new 4-3 scheme, with Cole Holcbomb playing on the strong side and Jon Bostic playing in the middle.

OL Jeremy Vujnovich (March 25)

The Redskins added depth along the offensive line by signing Jeremy Vujnovich, the team announced March 25.

Vujnovich (6-5, 300) is entering his fourth NFL season after originally being signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent. He has appeared in 23 regular season games with 18 starts.

QB Kyle Allen (March 24)

The Washington Redskins shored up the quarterback position by trading with the Carolina Panthers to acquire 24-year-old signal-caller Kyle Allen.

An undrafted free agent in 2018, Allen appeared in 15 games (13 starts) for the Panthers over his first two NFL seasons.

Allen became the full-time starter in Week 3 of 2019 in place of Cam Newton, who was sidelined with a foot injury. Allen won his first four games and five of his first six, putting the Panthers in playoff contention, before suffering losses in his final six starts. For the year, Allen completed 62% of his passes for 3,322 yards and 17 touchdowns compared to 16 interceptions.

In Washington, Allen will join quarterbacks Dwayne Haskins Jr. and Alex Smith and be reunited with head coach Ron Rivera and offensive coordinator Scott Turner.

S Sean Davis (March 23)

The Redskins have signed free agent safety Sean Davis, the team announced March 23.

Davis, 26, was a 2016 second-round pick who played his first four NFL seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. In 48 games (41 starts), the 6-foot-1, 202-pound free safety totaled 247 tackles (190 solo), 20 pass breakups and five interceptions. Davis was named as the starting free safety for the 2019 season, but he played just one game before suffering a shoulder injury that kept him on Injured Reserve for the rest of the year.

The Redskins currently have two free safeties in Montae Nicholson and Troy Apke. Davis will likely compete with those two players for the right to start alongisde strong safety Landon Collins.

TE Logan Thomas (March 23)

Ron Rivera has wanted to address the tight end position. He did so with the signing of Logan Thomas, which was announced March 23.

The former Virginia Tech quarterback spent the last four years bouncing around the league, but he had his most successful season in 2019 with 173 yards and a touchdown.

Thomas would have been the Redskins' second-leading tight end in receiving yards last year behind Jeremy Sprinkle. He only had three starts last year, but it would seem that he could compete for more playing time with Washington.

CB Kendall Fuller (March 21)

Kendall Fuller will be back in the nation's capital very soon.

The 25-year-old defensive back began his NFL career in Washington as a 2016 third-round pick and spent his first two seasons in the burgundy and gold.

Now he will return to his hometown team, ready to help head coach Ron Rivera turn the franchise into a consistent winner.

G Wes Schweitzer (March 21)

The Redskins have signed former Atlanta Falcons guard Wes Schweitzer, the team announced March 21.

Schweitzer, who was taken in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, is a four-year veteran who has played in many different spots on the offensive line. He was a decorated starter at San Jose State and has been both a starter and backup throughout his professional career.

Schweitzer has appeared in 46 games and started in 36 with the Falcons. It is likely he would compete for a starting position on the offensive line with second-year guard Wes Martin.

Redskins Retained In Free Agency:

LB Nate Orchard (March 25)

Linebacker Nate Orchard is returning to the Redskins, the team officially announced March 25.

Orchard, 27, signed with the Redskins in November of 2019, and four days later he played a significant role in the team's win over the Carolina Panthers. In the absence of Ryan Kerrigan and Montez Sweat (injuries) as well as Ryan Anderson (ejected), Orchard amassed four tackles, one sack and recovered the fumble that clinched the Redskins' victory.

In five games, Orchard recorded 14 tackles (eight solo), one sack and one pass breakup.

Orchard joins a group of defensive ends that includes Kerrigan, Sweat and Anderson, among others.

DL Caleb Brantley (March 23)


The Redskins are retaining depth on the defensive line, as they have officially re-signed defensive lineman Caleb Brantley.

Brantley was a sixth-round pick by the Cleveland Browns in 2017. After spending one year in Ohio, he joined the Redskins in 2018 and has served in a backup role for the past two seasons. Brantley has appeared in 20 games with one start. He has recorded 21 tackles with two sacks and a fumble recovery in his career.

Brantley spent almost all of the 2019 season on Injured Reserve with a foot injury. He has appeared in eight games with the Redskins since 2018.

LB Jon Bostic (March 22)

After signing him to a one-year deal in 2019 to soften the loss of Reuben Foster to Injured Reserve, the Redskins have officially brought back middle linebacker Jon Bostic.

A seven-year veteran in the NFL, Bostic had spent time with the Chicago Bears, New England Patriots, Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers before joining the Redskins. The deal proved to be immensely successful for the team, as Bostic proved to be a valuable leader on defense by becoming the primary play caller during training camp.

Bostic finished the 2019 season with some of the best numbers he's ever had. He posted a career-high 105 tackles to go with a sack, and interception and two passes defended. He also had three tackles for loss and six quarterback hits.

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