We remember the flops and occasional hits. While we wait on activity from the current Redskins, a look at the most random signings in recent team history.
The Redskins have been mutes during this free agency period and the wise fan should be excited for that. This is a new way of life for the organization since it's only the second year for general manager Scot McCloughan.
I imagine owner Dan Snyder is somewhere in the fetal position going through withdrawal as he hasn't thrown a lot of cash at a free agent yet. He's looking for his cell phone to reach out to agents, but can't do it since McCloughan hid all seven of them.
Meanwhile, the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles are seeing who could be more fiscally irresponsible.
Hopefully as a fan you're satisfied with this new line of thinking by the Redskins and you're happy that the the old days of donating money to free agents are done.
Since the Redskins are currently boring you to sleep with their free agency activity, we here at Breaking Burgundy want to get your mind working again. You'll have to think a bit with some of the names you're about to see (or you can use Google since you're already on the internet). You'll have to think back to when these miscellaneous players were once in Burgundy and Gold.
We know you love lists and complaining about why Dan Snyder ever signed *insert player that had success prior to joining Washington, but for whatever reason didn't do much here.* So here are the five most "wait, they were on the Redskins" signings under Snyder:
1. WR, David Patten, signed in 2005 - The Redskins thought they had a diamond in the rough with three-time Super Bowl Champion wide receiver David Patten. The Skins blessed the former New England Patriots receiver with a five-year, $13 million contract in the spring of 2005. The only problem was they couldn't sign Tom Brady too to help Patten flourish. The acquisition only led to Patten playing in 14 games during his two-year stint in Washington while making 23 catches. Good times.
2. TE, Christian Fauria, signed in 2005 - Another former champion with the New England Patriots received a donation from Dan Snyder back in 2005. Christian Fauria, who was 35-years-old at the time, signed with the Redskins and played only nine games.
3. RB, Shaun Alexander, signed in 2008 - The Redskins brought in former Seattle Seahawks stud running back Shaun Alexander just three seasons removed from his MVP season back in 2005. The dude used to have no problem finding the endzone, he set the record for most rushing touchdowns in a season. He even found himself on the cover of the Madden video game (I guess that explains what went wrong for him).
While in Washington, he backed up Clinton Portis and Ladell Betts. He was cut in November of the 2008 season after just four games and 11 carries with the team. Where is Alexander now? Probably somewhere being obnoxious with the other "12th man" fans in Seattle.
4. QB, Kellen Clemens, signed in 2011 - The longtime backup quarterback for the New York Jets once signed with the Redskins in the summer of 2011. He was brought in to backup Rex Grossman and John Beck, how disgusting of a quarterback depth chart is that?
Clemens has thrown 16 touchdowns and 20 interceptions in his forgettable career. He never threw a pass as a member of the Redskins because he didn't make the roster after training camp. The team decided he wasn't better than Grossman or Beck, think about that for a second. However, Clemens gets the last laugh because somehow he's still in the league backing up Philip Rivers in San Diego. Clemens also can fall in the "wait, he's still in the NFL" category as well.
5. FS, Madieu Williams, signed in 2012 - The Redskins have had a revolving door at their safety positions since the late-great Sean Taylor passed. Former Maryland Terrapin and second-round pick Madieu Williams took a twirl thru that door for one season back in 2012. He played and started every game. Can you believe that? An acquisition that managed to stay healthy the entire season, it was a miracle!
Talib Babb is a freelancer for CSNmidatlantic.com, producer for 106.7 The Fan, stand-up comic and Maryland native. You can find him on Twitter @talibbabb.
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