Phillip Buchanon to be placed on I.R.

According to Phillip Buchanon’s Facebook page, the 10th year cornerback will be placed on Injured Reserve today.

Buchanon was suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy and has been hampered by neck and knee injuries recently. He made his only appearance this season in the Redskins loss to the Carolina Panthers two weeks ago.

It should be noted that the news was not mentioned on Buchanon’s Twitter account: @PhillipBuchanon.

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Recapping Day 3 of Redskins Free Agency

The Redskins made their biggest move of the day early Thursday morning by shipping disgruntled defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth to the New England Patriots in exchange for a 2013 5th round draft pick. This ends a dark chapter because Haynesworth is widely viewed as arguably the biggest free agent bust in franchise history, which should say something. Ironically, Haynesworth heads to another team with a 3-4 defense and a coach regarded as even stricter than Mike Shanahan in Bill Belichick.

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My Top 10 Free Agent Targets

It looks like we may be starting football pretty soon, so it seemed prudent to knock out what I think are 10 great free agents for the Washington Redskins to target.

1. Aubrayo Franklin – NT – The 3-4 defense relies on a true nose tackle, and Franklin is the best available in free agency. He won’t come cheap which is a concern for any over 30 lineman, but his ability to free up linebackers Brian Orakpo and rookie Ryan Kerrigan, make adding him a must.  The Redskins will have money to spend, and despite needing many pieces, settling for less than Franklin, will be just that, settling.

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