The Redskins will meet with free agent cornerback Orlando Scandrick on Sunday, according to Todd Archer of ESPN.com. (Twitter link). Scandrick was granted his release from the Cowboys earlier today, but could now stay in the NFC East.
Washington could be on the hunt for multiple cornerbacks this offseason, as the club not only traded slot corner Kendall Fuller in order to acquire quarterback Alex Smith, but witnessed Bashaud Breeland agreed to a three-year deal with the Panthers. Breeland’s pact with Carolina has since been voided due to a failed physical, but there’s no word as to whether the Redskins would be open to re-signing Breeland.
Scandrick has the ability to play outside or inside corner, so he could help replace Fuller, who was one of the NFL’s best slot men in 2017. As a team, the Redskins ranked fourth in DVOA against opposing slot receivers. Washington could potentially use Quinton Dunbar or Fabian Moreau in the slot, but Scandrick may provide an upgrade.
Scandrick, 31, has spent his entire nine-year career in Dallas. He’s dealt with injuries over the past two years, and missed nine games during that span. Last season, Scandrick played on roughly 58% of the Cowboys’ defensive snaps, but graded as a bottom-10 cornerback, per Pro Football Focus.
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