The Washington Redskins had massive needs in the secondary coming into the offseason, and they have tried to fill those needs without making splash signings. Although they showed interest in the likes of Jairus Byrd and Mike Mitchell, the Redskins did not land a high-impact safety or corner, but they instead decided to sign a CB held in less-higher regard instead of shelling out for a top safety. While I wish the Redskins were more aggressive with their massive needs in the secondary, they might not be done adding players in free agency.
Per “Redskins sources” close to NBC Washington’s Dianna Marie Russini, the Washington Redskins have signed former Oakland Raiders and New Orleans Saints cornerback Tracy Porter, who is most known for his interception of Peyton Manning in the Super Bowl. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but I’m sure they didn’t spend much to keep him around.
Porter previously worked out for the New York Giants, and he’s a decent add for the Redskins. The 27-year-old recorded 66 tackles and 13 passes defended in a decent year for the Raiders, and he could play in the slot or on the outside for the Redskins with DeAngelo Hall and promising second-year player David Amerson. I wish they went for a less burn-prone corner than Porter, and I worry that Bruce Allen hasn’t made real upgrades. The Redskins should be OK at corner, but safety could still be a big problem spot. Watch for Ryan Clark as a potential signing, though.