Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

17 May 2010

Redskins Sign Vonnie Holliday

The Redskins have added veteran defensive lineman Vonnie Holliday on a one-year deal. Holliday was Denver's best lineman last year.

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 17 May 2010

7 comments, Last at 20 May 2010, 8:36pm by BGNoMore


by Independent George :: Mon, 05/17/2010 - 12:06pm

He's also 35 years old.

by fek9wnr (not verified) :: Mon, 05/17/2010 - 12:25pm

Hi Dan,

Here are some other players from the first round of the 1998 NFL Draft that are still free agents:

Ryan Leaf
Andre Wadsworth
Curtis Enis
Grant Wistrom
Kyle Turley
Greg Ellis
Duane Starks
Tra Thomas
Jason Peter
Anthony Simmons
Kevin Dyson
Brian Simmons
Robert Edwards
Terry Fair
Tebucky Jones
Mo Collins
Shaun Williams
Victor Riley
R.W. McQuarters
John Avery
Marcus Nash

You can thank me when you win the Super Bowl!

by The Ninjalectual :: Mon, 05/17/2010 - 1:25pm

I believe Kyle Turley is playing in a country music tour with Hank Williams III.

"Just look at that pumpkin."
-John Madden, looking at the moon.

by Dean :: Mon, 05/17/2010 - 2:08pm

No idea if Turley can play or not, but III is f'n awesome. New album next week.

I know Turley's not playing with him right now because he's not on the road. The Canadian Tour starts next month.

by james (not verified) :: Mon, 05/17/2010 - 3:37pm

Its a one year deal... if he shows up at camp and is done than you cut him with little to no damage to the cap. The Redskins have brought in a zillion guys for the DL into camp... they aren't just handing him a spot.

by Dean :: Mon, 05/17/2010 - 3:57pm

What cap?

by BGNoMore (not verified) :: Thu, 05/20/2010 - 8:36pm

It's a Vonnie Holliday with Shaaaaa-ny! Shanny makes the old 'come spry!

Holliday was Denver's best lineman last year.

I love this declarative given, without any apparent irony, despite:

1. Holliday was a rotational guy who saw far fewer than half his team's defensive snaps.
2. Denver's d-line was replaced en masse, so even if you were to believe that Holliday was their best lineman, its a bit like being the tallest pygmy (to be fair, Barnwell doesn't claim Holliday is actually good, but he goes out of his way to posit that Holliday was Denver's best)
3. Barnwell's utter lack of authority.