The Washington Redskins are hosting three free agents today. One of the them is signed. The Redskins reached agreement with former Dallas Cowboy CB Orlando Scandrick. The deal is reportedly a two-year deal worth a maximum of $10 million.
Scandrick, who is 31 years old, started in all 11 games he appeared in last season. He was later sidelined with a back injury near the end of the season. Scandrick spent all nine NFL seasons with Dallas. In 125 career games, Scandrick recorded 353 tackles, 8 interceptions, 7 forced fumbles, and 64 pass deflections. Scandrick will provide veteran depth and could serve a slot role behind Josh Norman and Quinton Dunbar. The signing of Scandrick may also have ended the pursuit of another NFC East veteran, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.
DT Jonathan Hankins and LB Pernell McPhee are also visiting the Redskins. Most Redskins fans are anxiously awaiting news on Hankins visit. The 24 year-old defensive tackle was released by the Colts one year into a three-year deal due to a system switch back to a 4-3 defense. The Redskins have been in need of a big man in the middle to help stuff the run and Hankins would be a perfect fit. His potential signing could also alter day one draft strategy for the Redskins.