When the Redskins hired Jay Gruden to become their newest head coach, it was believed that Washington would express interest in Bengals free agent offensive tackle, Anthony Collins. Gruden was Collins' offensive coordinator over the past three seasons in Cincinnati. Two days ago, one Washington Post report said that Redskins were "expected to pursue" Collins.
According to John Keim with the Washington Post, the Redskins are now expressing interest in Anthony Collins.
As @john_keim said, #Redskins expressed interest in S Mike Mitchell. Talib and CIN RT Anthony Collins also players of interest, as expected.— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) March 9, 2014
It's possible that they've even inquired Collins' agent on Saturday when Keim responded to one tweet that the Redskins "needed to call".
After a day of "legal tampering", the market hasn't been as robust for Collins, in terms of general interest, as it has been with Branden Albert, Jared Veldheer, Eugene Monroe or even Rodger Saffold. Based on the activity on Saturday, we're projecting Collins as a second-tier free agent among the "elite" offensive linemen that are available in free agency. That's still not a bad gig and should reward him financially.