take McCourty off the list.

What Washington could and should do at safety and cornerback

Help and Contact UsTerms of ServiceRSS Ad ChoicesDevin McCourty, left, about a month removed from playing in the Super Bowl, could be the first safety signed when the new league year begins March 10. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press)The Washington Redskins this week put the finishing touches on their plans up for one of the most important segments of the offseason. next Tuesday, March 10, which marks the start of the new league year.With a new general manager at the helm, the Redskins don’t figure to be huge, blockbuster deal players in free agency. Scot McCloughan believes in building primarily through the draft, and coach Jay Gruden does as well.But Washington certainly will use free agency to meet some of their needs.Each day this week, we’ll take a look at an area of need, the best available players on the market, and possible targets for Washington. Today,
fer a lisser babyliss, we examine the safeties and cornerbacks.The secondary represents one of Washington’s greatest concerns. The team has only two unproven strong safeties on the roster in Phillip Thomas and Akeem Davis, and no free safeties under contract. The team will likely try to address this position both in the draft and free agency.Meanwhile, cornerback also ranks high on the needs list. Bashaud Breeland appears poised to build on an impressive rookie season, and the team hopes that David Amerson can become more consistent and more impactful in his third season. But uncertainty looms over DeAngelo Hall, who’s recovering from a torn Achilles’ tendon. The oft injured Tracy Porter remains on the roster a year after signing with Washington in hopes of serving as the top nickelback. Look for the team to add more depth through free agency and draft at this position as well.Top free agent safeties: Devin McCourty, New England Rahim Moore, Denver Antrel Rolle, New York Giants Da’Norris Searcy,
tondeuse babyliss titanium, Buffalo Kendrick Lewis, HoustonWhat the Redskins could do: As mentioned, Washington likely will try to go away from the old way of breaking the bank on free agent stars from other teams. Now they want to mold their own stars. So, although they badly need safety help, take McCourty off the list. (New England may wind up franchising him anyway). And you could probably eliminate Denver’s Moore as well. If McCourty doesn’t leave New England, Moore becomes the top safety, and will command a nice pay day.So, look for Washington to go the more affordable route, and at the same time, possibly pursue players with connections to people within the organization. Antrel Rolle played for new defensive backs coach Perry Fewell in New York, and could be an option.Cincinnati’s Taylor Mays is another intriguing safety on the market. McCloughan left San Francisco the month before the 49ers used a second round pick on the USC product, but McCloughan at that point had likely helped rate all of the draft prospects, and could be inclined to give Mays (a disappointment thus far) another look. Marcus Gilchrist also could receive consideration. New defensive coordinator Joe Barry has good familiarity with this strong safety since they spent the past four years together in San Diego. Otherwise, Searcy could prove to be a smart, value option.What they should do: If they truly are committed to building this thing through the draft and with a patient approach, the Redskins should definitely resist the urge to throw a lot of money at a player like Moore. He’s talented, but they have so many needs, that they can’t kill their cap room on a couple of players. Rolle, who is now 32, would make sense. He’s not the most consistent in pass coverage, but experience to go with a rookie at the other safety spot would be smart.Cornerback Byron Maxwell, top,
lisseur babyliss 230, and Earl Thomas tackle New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman during Super Bowl XLIX. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)Top free agent cornerbacks: Byron Maxwell, Seattle Brandon Flowers, San Diego Kareem Jackson, Houston Chris Culliver, San Francisco Davon House, Green Bay PackersWhat the Redskins could do: McCloughan had a hand in the Seahawks drafting Byron Maxwell,
lisseur rotatif babyliss, but as the top cornerback, Maxwell will draw a large pay day this month. Flowers has the San Diego connection with Barry. But a more realistic target could be Walter Thurmond III, who like Rolle played for Fewell in New York last season. McCloughan and the Seahawks took Thurmond in the fourth round of the 2010 draft,
babyliss electroliss, and Washington pursued Thurmond last year, but lost out on him to the Giants.What they should do: Making another run at Thurmond makes sense. He is viewed as a talented nickelback, which would suit Washington’s purposes well. That’s the greatest need with Breeland and Amerson on the outside. Thurmond would be a good insurance policy in case Hall doesn’t make a full recovery. Like Porter, however, Thurmond has had injury issues much of his career. However, that could mean he comes at a more affordable price. The team also should look to draft another cornerback. 相关的主题文章:

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