John Keim of the Washington Examiner mentions that the Redskins were interested in claiming QB Kyle Orton off of waivers back in November but ultimately decided against the move. Washington was concerned about salary implications and possible animosity between him and his former teammate Rex Grossman.
It’s interesting that the Redskins considered the move because he probably would have been an upgrade to Grossman, but Orton would’ve been nothing more than a temporary fill in for the team. So far, Washington has been linked to a number of free agent options like Peyton Manning and Matt Flynn and even participated in this year’s senior bowl as one of the two coaching staffs which could be an indication that they’re considering drafting a quarterback this year. Depending on what the Redskins choose to do during free agency, Orton could be someone that they consider signing as long as they intend to draft a quarterback and pair him with Orton. That scenario however would mean that they would have to get rid of some of their current quarterbacks but neither Grossman nor John Beck is considered a long-term solution for the team.