Not a shocking departure after Dunbar asked to be moved. The 27-year-old Dunbar is coming off his finest campaign — grading out as the game’s third best corner, per PFF — and offers the Seahawks a versatile cover man who can play inside and out. Coach Pete Carroll finds a way to get the most out of young cornerbacks and has another promising project on his hands. Good luck spinning this in Washington’s favor.
Left tackle looms large with Trent Williams making it very clear that he still wants out of town. Same goes for the depth at corner, which was hit hard in free agency, even with the pickup of Kendall Fuller.
So much about being a winner on the sidelines in the NFL is about schemes and creativity and strategy and risk-taking. But relating to players and supporting them and earning their trust is arguably more crucial than any system or depth chart decision ever could be.
As a redshirt freshman at Arkansas State in 2012, McKissic set a school record with 102 receptions and compiled 1,022 yards, the second-most in team history for a single season. For his efforts, he was named Sun Belt Freshman of the Year and earned Scripps Freshman All-American honors.
The rash of small signings shouldn’t be shocking as Ron Rivera and his staff look to overhaul Bruce Allen’s roster. When a new staff comes in you typically see a fairly large roster churn in the first year. Though most of these signings will be back-ups in Washington, they are now Ron Rivera’s back-ups.
Sweat got off to a slow start a year ago, but he was spending way too many snaps in coverage. With a move to a 4-3, his natural strength and speed should be more of a factor. If that’s not enough, it’s still pretty likely the Redskins add Chase Young to the mix.