The Redskins have a long road ahead of them with new coach Matrix Monkey at the helm. Matrix inherited a team built for the 3-4 after only coaching the 4-3 his whole career but he will try to make things work as a shift to the 4-3 isn't possible at this time due to many poor contracts dolled out by the previous regime. The roster was also full of a lot of practice squad types that failed to contribute in any significant fashion so the first step was cleaning up the roster and improving depth. The team cut ties with: C - Eric Cook C - Nick Sundberg RT - Willie Smith TE - Richard Quinn WR - Terrence Austin QB - John Beck The cuts only provided meager savings but the Redskins had enough cap space to sign 6 free agents and still stay around $12 million under this years salary cap The team signed: HB - Joseph Addai LT - Reggie Wells RG - Kyle DeVan LOLB - Clint Ingram QB - David Garrard CB - Leigh Bodden Wells and DeVan provided a huge upgrade on the previously released lineman at only slightly more cost. Ingram will provide depth at LB, a necessity in the 3-4. Garrard has now become the presumed starter but will most likely be on a short leash should he falter. Bodden was signed to provide more size and physicality to a CB corp that is severely lacking in that regard. Joseph Addai will provide veteran insurance for rookie HB Roy Helu. Washington was also targeting RE Antwan Odom in free agency but were outspent by the divisional rival Cowboys. The signings of Addai and Ingram also make HB Tim Hightower and MLB Rocky McIntosh expendable and sources say they have been placed on the trade block along with all of the Redskin's draft picks as the new coaching staff is desperate for some offensive talent at QB and WR. The team would also likely field trade offers involving dependable offensive lineman to increase competition in what is one of the leagues weakest units. The NFC East, historically, has always been a competitive conference so the Redskins are hoping a few things break their way and they can compete right away. Their optimism may be misplaced though since, on paper at least, they have weakest team in the conference.