The Redskins had a quiet first day of free agency which has made some fans very happy, and others who have Dan Snydholm Syndrome antsy and worried that the team is missing out on all of the good players. The Redskins signed former Chicago Bears DT Stephen Paea to a 4 year, $21 million deal, making him the second defensive lineman they have signed. The Redskins had been looking at right tackles and safeties during the legal tampering window over the weekend, but have not come to terms with any of them. Most of the top right tackles were quickly taken off of the market, and a few of the top safeties were also quickly signed. Where does that leave the Redskins going into day 2?
Ian Rapoport from NFL Network is reporting that the Redskins will be hosting former San Francisco 49ers CB Perrish Cox for a visit tomorrow. Cox(6', 190 lbs, 28 years old) is entering his 6th season in the NFL, and spent the last two season with the 49ers. He was originally a 5th round pick out of Oklahoma State for the Denver Broncos, and spent time with the Seahawks and had a previous stint with the 49ers. Last season Cox started 14 games, and was credited with 53 tackles, 17 passes defended, and 5 interceptions.
The Redskins could use more depth, and potentially starters, after an injury-filled season at the position last year. The team's top cornerback, DeAngelo Hall, was lost for the season in Week 3 when he tore his Achilles and needed surgery. He then tore his Achilles again a month later while making pizza at home and required a 2nd surgery on the same ankle. The Redskins recently reworked his contract to eliminate the guaranteed money in his deal to make it easier to cut him if he is not ready at the start of the season.
The team also signed Tracy Porter who was our injury report All-Star for the year, barely contributing on the field. Second year cornerback David Amerson did not progress as coaches expected and missed a game due to a team rules violation. Rookie Bashaud Breeland quickly rose up the depth chart due to Hall's injury, and had several good moments during the season. With another year to become more consistent, and cut down on rookie mistakes/penalties, he will be a solid start going forward.
They’ve been lurking in the cornerback market, and now the #Redskins get a visit from a talented one: Perrish Cox on the way tomorrow.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 11, 2015
Perrish Cox graded at +6.7 in coverage over first 9 weeks (7th ranked corner at that point), but graded -7.3 over his last 7 games.— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) March 11, 2015