NFL Redskins 

Filling In For Breeland

The Redskins will be without the services of second year cornerback Bashaud Breeland for 4-6 weeks, after he sprained his MCL on Friday. Breeland is also suspended for the first game of the regular season because he was cited for a marijuana possession last year during training camp. Credit to our friend Chris Worthy for being one of the first (if not the first) with the news on Breeland’s injury.

Breeland’s absence leaves a void in the secondary opposite of newly acquired Chris Culliver. Today, I’ll be taking a look at a few guys, who will be asked to step up in the interim.

DeAngelo Hall

Coming off two Achilles tendon surgeries, it’s a mystery if Hall can return to his pro bowl form. When healthy, Hall demonstrated that he can be an exceptional outside corner and can hold his own with some of the best receivers in the game. Hall is second among active NFL players with 43 interceptions.

David Amerson

If the league kept track of most blown assignments, I think David Amerson would’ve led the league. Amerson has NFL corner measurables at 6’1” 205 and has displayed he has good ballskills but too often last season, he was caught out of position. He would need to show major growth in the preseason for me to fill comfortable giving him any type of regular season snaps.

Justin Rogers

Rogers is the journeyman of the group, playing for five different teams in five seasons. The former University of Richmond corner played in three games last season and in two seasons with Buffalo had two interceptions. According to training camp reports, Rogers saw time as the top nickel cornerback on Saturday.

The Redskins also signed Deshazor Everett, an undrafted rookie out of Texas A&M, who is known for his physical play (Youtube: Eddie Lacy- Deshazor Everett).

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