Linebacker/defensive end John Abraham visited Redskins Park on Monday, according to head coach Joe Gibbs.
Abraham, who was with the New York Jets the last six years, is an unrestricted free agent this offseason, but the Jets have named him their franchise player.
That means other teams can negotiate with Abraham, but the Jets can match the offer and retain him, or receive a pair of first-round draft choices in return.
In six seasons, Abraham has recorded 53.5 sacks and 212 tackles. Last year, Abraham recorded 10.5 sacks and 58 tackles.
The Redskins have also spent time with another linebacker/defensive end in Andre Carter, who visited Redskins Park over the weekend.
Carter is a sixth-year player who has logged 154 tackles and 32 sacks.
Team officials have identified pass rush as a need on defense this offseason.