The Washington Football Team will be bringing in another free agent who was released this week. Former Miami Dolphins safety Bobby McCain has a visit with the team scheduled for Monday. He will join Former Chicago Bears LT Charles Leno Jr. as both players try to do enough to get a new contract here.
Washington has had questions at free safety for a long, long time. Last season saw Troy Apke starting the season in the position, but the team moved on to Deshazor Everett after 5 games, and Jeremy Reaves got the nod after Everett went on IR with a torn pectoral.
All three of those players are returning, and Washington also drafted safety Darrick Forrest in the 5th round. The team could go with that combination instead of bringing in a safety that has been average at the position. Price will be a big factor if they even get to the point of offering McCain a contract. It's going to be an interesting day in Ashburn on Monday!
Former Dolphins’ safety Bobby McCain, released today, is scheduled to visit the Washington Football Team on Monday, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 6, 2021
Bill wrote about Washington’s possible interest in McCain when the news broke that he was likely to be released.
McCain played 923 defensive snaps in 2020, with 717 of them coming at free safety, according to Pro Football Focus. He’s no Pro Bowler, but is a competent veteran safety. PFF gave him an overall defensive grade of 62.1 last season, which ranks 48th among all safeties with a minimum of 400 snaps. In other words, McCain graded out among the top 64 safeties in the league, which indicates that he is a starter-quality player at the position.
Neither Deshazor Everett nor Jeremy Reaves played over 400 defensive snaps last year, but the two primary free safeties for the latter part of the Washington season were both graded by PFF. Everett received a grade of 61.9 on 357 snaps, while Reaves got a grade of 81.2 on 263 snaps.
McCain is 27 years old, and was selected in the 5th round of the 2015 draft. He is listed at 5’11” and 192 pounds.