The Redskins expect to be in the hunt for a safety when the league year starts today at 4 PM EST, and it appears the first domino of the safety market could potentially fall rather quickly.
NFL.com’s Ian Rapaport reports that Cowboys safety Gerald Sensabaugh concluded a visit with the Arizona Cardinals yesterday, and has scheduled more visits with teams.
Safety Gerald Sensabaugh had a two-day visit with the Cardinals that ended today. No deal yet. He’s got other visits lined up…
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2013
Sensabaugh spent two full days with Arizona, which presumably means there’s significant interest from both parties in reaching a deal.
This news is only relevant to the Redskins because although they haven’t directly been linked to Sensabaugh to this point, he’s one of the second-tier, likely-affordable players that fit the bill Washington is looking for. I suggested yesterday that the Redskins should consider the younger Pat Chung of the New England Patriots, though Sensabaugh could bring veteran leadership to the defense at a similar cost.It’s unclear which teams Sensabaugh will visit in the coming days, though don’t be surprised if Washington is one of them. As I said, he certainly fits the bill of a 2013 Redskins free agent target (second-tier, quality player on the cheap side), and the Skins could certainly use a safety.
In his eight-year career, Sensabaugh has eight interceptions, 411 combined tackles, 35 pass deflections, four forced fumbles and two sacks. The 29-year old has spent time with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Cowboys, splitting his career even at four years apiece.
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