The Washington Redskins sought the services of 24 year-old defensive tackle Jonathan Hankins last year. However, Hankins chose to sign with Indianapolis. With the Colts switching to a 4-3 defense, they released Hankins earlier today, one year after inking a 3 year $30 million deal last year. Now, Hankins will visit Washington tomorrow.
For Washington, Hankins is a perfect fit. He is a huge 6’2″, 320 pound defensive tackle that is a great fit for a 3-4 defensive scheme. The Redskins have significant need in the middle of the defensive line, to join 2017 first rounder Jonathan Allen. The bigger question will be whether Washington will spend the money to sign Hankins. The Redskins have been frugal the last few offseason, particularly this one. Signing Hankins would likely later Washington’s draft day strategy.
Washington also has needs in the secondary. They remain in contact with veteran CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Rodgers-Cromartie visited Washington last week, but did not leave with a contract. The Redskins have remained in contact with Rodgers-Cromartie’s camp. Word has also leaked that former Dallas Cowboy CB Orlando Scandrick will visit the Redskins tomorrow. Additionally, Washington is currently negotiating with one of their own free agents, LB Junior Galette.