Bobby McCain is already lining up his suitors. After getting released by the Dolphins earlier today, the veteran safety is set to meet with Washington on Monday, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter (via Twitter).
The 2015 fifth-round pick had become a staple of the Dolphins’ defense over the past six years, but he saw a drop off in play during the 2020 campaign. While his counting stats were fine (46 tackles, five passes defended, one interception in 16 games (15 starts)), he ranked just 55th out of 94 qualified safeties, per Pro Football Focus. The Dolphins ultimately decided to pivot to younger (and, of course, cheaper) options at the position, spelling the end of his tenure in Miami.
Following news of McCain’s impending release, there were some whispers that Miami could simply be leaking the news with the hope of making a trade. However, the team officially announced the transaction this afternoon.
Washington has an opening for a free safety, and McCain’s versatility means he could certainly fill that slot. Per JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington, head coach Ron Rivera has indicated that the organization would audition free agents for the gig after the draft. Other than a free agent addition, the team could end up turning to fifth-round rookie Darrick Forrest.
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