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Redskins re-sign cornerback Aaron Colvin

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Update: Contract details

The Redskins announced today that they have re-signed CB Aaron Colvin, who spent time on the team’s roster in 2019.

Drafted out of Oklahoma by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth round of the 2014 draft, Colvin signed with the Texans as a free agent in 2018 and played in 10 games, missing time with an ankle injury.

His 2019 season began badly when he was highlighted on Monday Night Football when Ted Ginn Jr. caught a pass that set up the Saints game-winning field goal, with Colvin being fingered as the responsible defender. Bill O’Brien acted quickly, cutting Colvin. Colvin had $18 million in guarantees on his contract, and so earned over $18 million for his 11 games with the Texans.

The Redskins picked up Colvin when the Texans cut him, securing his services for a shade over $800,000. The corner was active for 6 games, securing 10 tackles and one pass defensed.

Colvin joins a secondary in need of quality depth following the departures of Josh Norman and Quinton Dunbar.

While no contract amount has yet been reported, Colvin is likely to be on a very team-friendly deal. He fits the pattern of other free agent signings by the Redskins in 2020: low cost, low risk, high floor players with potential to outperform their contracts.