Although the Redskins brought back guard Derrick Dockery to be the their starting left guard, the team still is interested in re-signing former starting left guard Pete Kendall, Coach Jim Zorn said today.
"He's my next phone call," Zorn said after introducing Dockery and cornerback DeAngelo Hall, who re-signed with the team, at today's Redskins Park news conference.
Kendall, who turns 36 in July, still could help the Redskins in a reserve role "because he gets himself ready," Zorn said. "He's a real pro. ... He, himself, is working the free agent market to see what his market value is. If he gets an opportunity, I think he's going to be gone.
"I want to talk to him to make sure we're on the same page, he and I, and he knows the direction we're going. But we're hoping that he'll be able to come back to us at some point."
The Redskins still hope to replace Jon Jansen as the starting right tackle with a player not currently on the roster. They also need another veteran defense end, several linebackers and someone who could play center and guard for offensive-line depth purposes. And after having a surplus of veteran cornerbacks last season, the Redskins are somewhat thin at the position now.
"We have some needs. We have some people who have to rise up if we can't get anything done," Zorn said. "We have some needs we definitely have to take care of. The money eventually has to go away."