Will Redskins Pursue Hightower?
The Redskins defense was one of the worst against the run last season. Their linebackers tallied up tackles, but almost never forced big plays. One of the time linebackers in free agency this year is Dont’a Hightower.
Hightower would be huge upgrade for the Skins, but he would be very expensive. In 5 seasons with the Patriots he has racked up 372 tackles and 17 sacks. In the past the Redskins have signed free agent stars for a lot of money, and it never seems to work out. However, the Skins are in a great cap situation so it will be interesting is McCloughan decides to take a risk on Hightower.
By Brian Barrett