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Washington hosting two players today

The Washington Redskins have been relatively quite in this free agent period compared to their past exploits in past years. The prior regimes would have had several brinks trucks in the Suh and Revis sweepstakes, instead, they’ve been quiet and patient. Their two signings being defensive lineman in Ricky-Jean Francois and Stephen Paea, who should come in and produce immediately.

If they are able to land Knighton that would really change Washington’s defensive front. Knighton had 30 tackles and two sacks last year in Denver, he played a huge role in that defense being able to stop the run and rush the passer. Routinely taking up blocks and occasionally rushing the passer himself. If McCloughan is thinking about having a deep rotation up front, having different type of disruptive players will go a long way. For example the San Francisco 49ers also play 3-4 defense,they list all their lineman as defensive tackles. Even though they all spend time over the center and at defensive end, versatility and depth.

The Washington secondary suffered last season with DeAngelo Hall going down with an achillies injury, leaving young and unproven players to fare for themselves. One of the bright spots on the back end of their defense, the only really, was the play of rookie corner Brashad Breeland. He was one of the few members of that secondary that separated himself from the rest, the most impressive job was completely shutting down Dez Bryant in one of the Cowboys-Redskins games last season. Even with Breeland and Hall’s possible return, it’s a passing league. Adding another corner wouldn’t hurt and Washington is hosting former 49ers and Seahawks defensive back Perrish Cox.

Bouncing back and forth between both rivals the past few years, Cox really stepped up and balled out last year. He started the year on a torrid pace, he didn’t finish the year as strong, but could definitely be a solid piece in Washington’s secondary. Cox had 53 tackles, five interceptions, and 18 passes defended while playing in 15 games last season. While he’s not a number one corner, he definitely looks great in a complementary role. Which is a huge upgrade at the position for Washington, a huge upgrade.

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