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Inside D.C.: Redskins making solid moves

The NFL has kicked off the free agency period and after a busy couple days, new rosters are starting to take shape.

The Redskins have seemingly made some sound decisions, inking Pierre Garcon and Josh Morgan to boost their receiving corp. Garcon brings speed and athleticism to the fold, but also the occasional drop.

Never really able to solidify a spot in the league, Morgan will be looking to excel close to home - he attended Virginia Tech. He has shown speed in the past and claims to be recovered from previous leg injuries.

With those two signings, the fate of Santana Moss becomes murkier. While I believe the veteran can still play, Bruce Allen and Mike Shanahan may have different intentions.

Moss has been a big-time playmaker for the Skins during his tenure in Washington and I would be sad to see him go.

Now to the topic that had everyone talking over the weekend - the trade for the No. 2 pick in the draft with the St. Louis Rams. First off, the media outlets that are headlining with trading three first-round picks are flat out wrong.

The Redskins are swapping first rounders this season then trading two - people need to analyze that fact before piling on the Redskins.

Also many are quick to question the trade but Robert Griffin III - the likely pick for Washington - has yet to play one snap in the NFL. Who knows how good or bad he could be, but you can't be a contender without taking a risk every once in a while.

After a boatload full of mediocrity at quarterback the past 15 years, the Redskins took a necessary risk and one that has me excited to see where they can go.

Of course I doubt the Redskins are done in free agency, as they are rumored to be talking with receiver Eddie Royal. With upcoming visits from safety Brandon Meriweather and cornerback Aaron Ross, the secondary could take on a new look.

Stay tuned to see what the Redskins have up their sleeve in the next couple days.

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