The Redskins have added one of the top cornerbacks in the free agent market, E.J. Biggers. Biggers is reunited with Redskins secondary coach Raheem Morris, who coached Biggers while with Tampa Bay.
The 25 year old Biggers spent the past four seasons with the Buccaneers after being selected in the 7th round out of Western Michigan in the 2010 NFL draft. Biggers started 24 games in Tampa, a dozen of them last season.
Biggers, 6'0" 185, lacks bulk, but isn't afraid to play physical and help out against the run. Barring further free agent signings, Biggers figures to start opposite Josh Wilson at cornerback this Fall. Biggers is a better fit in the slot, so this move may be a precursor to DeAngelo Hall's return.
With the Redskins barely under the cap, expect either a corresponding roster move, or more likely a restructuring of one or more existing contracts.
The 'Skins now have ten defensive backs on their roster, not counting safety Tanard Jackson.
CB: Josh Wilson, E.J. Biggers, Richard Crawford, Jerome Murphy, Chase Minnifield
S: Brandon Meriweather, DeJon Gomes, Jordan Bernstine, Reed Doughty, Jordan Pugh
In case you were wondering, E.J. is short for Edjaun Cinclair.