UPDATE: Carrie signed with the Browns
Expect the Redskins to consider Oakland Raiders CB T.J. Carrie as the secondary market develops according to 106.7 the Fan’s Grant Paulsen. The Redskins will lose Bashaud Breeland to the Carolina Panthers today when free agency officially starts. They also lost slot CB Kendall Fuller to the Chiefs in a trade for QB Alex Smith. The Redskins are in the market for depth at CB, and hosted former Giants CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie for a free agent visit yesteday, but no deal was signed. Washington re-signed Quinton Dunbar, and still has second-year CBs Fabian Moreau and Joshua Holsey who they reportedly are high on.
Carrie(6’, 205lbs) was a 7th round pick by the Raiders in 2014. He has started 37 games for Oakland, including 16 last season. 2017 was also his only year in the NFL that he did not record an interception or a forced fumble, but he had career highs in passes defended and tackles. Carrie will be cheaper than some of the other options on the market. DRC will reportedly visit another team soon, so Carrie remains a backup plan for now.
This one makes a lot of sense. Can cover in the slot. Skins don't want to pay big amount on CB, not with young talent on the outside and Norman deal. (and other needs). https://t.co/G9kv5ys562— John Keim (@john_keim) March 14, 2018
Pro Football Focus gave Carrie an 84.3 overall grade and ranked him as the 21st overall cornerback in the NFL in 2017.
Oakland Raiders – CB T.J. Carrie – The Raiders pass defense has struggled all season long and have little to write home about. However, while manning the slot, Carrie has been a pleasant surprise earning a coverage grade of 82.0. No cornerback has more tackles resulting in an defensive success while defending the pass than Carrie’s 14.
NFL.com ranked Carrie as the 77th overall free agent this offseason:
“Slot cornerback” is essentially a starting position in today’s NFL, evidenced by Carrie’s 1,023 snaps in 2017. Carrie is a good one and adds return value, as well”