Free Agent Safety Watch: Sensabaugh Has Extended Visit With Cardinals

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.

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.

Dec 23, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles (43) catches the ball while defended by Dallas Cowboys safety Gerald Sensabaugh (43) at Cowboys Stadium. The Saints beat the Cowboys 34-31 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

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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Topics: Arizona Cardinals, Defense, Free Agency, NFL, Offseason, Safety, Washington Redskins

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