The Washington Redskins have gotten off to a quite start here in the 2015 NFL free agency. Their only decent signing so far was one that came yesterday, as they inked defensive tackle Stephen Paea to a four-year deal worth $21 million. Other than that and a couple of re-signings, the Skins’ have not gotten much accomplished yet this offseason.
However, that is okay, because we are only 29 hours in. The team does have their eyes out on a couple of big-name free agents, such as 30-year-old cornerback Brandon Browner. According to Adam Schefter, he will give Redskins Park a visit after a stop with the New Orleans Saints.
Although the Redskins defensive group as a whole has not performed well, the secondary in particular has been a weak spot for them. Over the past three years, the Skins have finished the year ranked 20th or lower in passing-yards allowed.
They have possessed of some talented players such as DeAngelo Hall, LaRon Landry, and Brandon Meriweather over the last few years. However, each of them have been plagued with injuries and haven’t been able to help out this club all that much.
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Acquiring the sixth-year man Browner would be a huge deal for Washington. Although he has suffered through some injuries of his own, participating in only 17 games over the past two seasons combined; he has a ton of talent.
After missing the entirety of his rookie campaign, he played all 16 games in his second year, and recorded 54 tackles and six interceptions. He participated in 12 games in 2012, totaling three interceptions. Over the next two years, he would play in just 17 games total and grab just two interceptions.
He won back-to-back Super Bowls with the Seattle Seahawks in 2013 and the New England Patriots in 2014. When healthy, he is not a player that you want to throw in the direction of. However, durability is an issue here and it has to be kept an eye out for.
As all of the big names find new teams, there will be less and less players out there on the market. The Redskins are not a team that can stand pat and expect to find success this season. They must make some moves and they must complete them quickly.