The Washington Redskins didn’t have much cap space but needed to make a move to sign a cornerback, and the Pro Football Talk is reporting that they have found their man. The Redskins and Biggers have agreed to terms, which means that the Redskins defensive backfield will feature another former Tampa Bay Buccaneers player.
The Redskins showed interest in Aqib Talib, but he re-signed with the New England Patriots on a one year, $5 million deal. Biggers replaced Talib after the Buccaneers dealt him to the Patriots, and the ‘Skins will instead get this former Bucs CB after not having enough capital to afford Talib.
Biggers is a true steal for the Redskins, because he is well on his way to becoming a true No. 1 CB. Already one of the better corners in the league after a very good, breakout season in 2012, the 25-year-old joins defensive backs coach Raheem Morris (his former head coach in Tampa Bay), and I wonder if former Bucs GM Bruce Allen had any links to Biggers.
To me, the Redskins just made one of the best deals of the free agent period by signing the underrated corner, who received interest from the Buccaneers. Tampa’s loss at re-signing Biggers is a significant gain for the Redskins, and he is already a clear upgrade over DeAngelo Hall. I really can’t praise this signing enough, because Biggers gives the Redskins a really nice upgrade on the cheap. A swift corner who is excellent in pure coverage, Biggers was the only corner worth much for the Bucs last year.
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