OPEN THREAD: Champ Bailey or Devin Hester?

OPEN THREAD: Champ Bailey or Devin Hester?
March 7, 2014, 7:00 am
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When a team goes 3-13 there are lots of holes to fill, but of many areas the Redskins need to improve secondary and special teams really stand out. It just so happens two future Hall of Famers at those positions will be available on the free agent market. The question, then, is should Washington attempt to sign Champ Bailey and/or Devin Hester?

Skins fans are quite familiar with Champ Bailey. In 1999, the Redskins selected Bailey No. 7 overall out of the University of Georgia. Bailey starred for Washington for five seasons, the team's best cornerback since Darrell Green, but was traded to the Denver Broncos in 2004. With Bailey gone, the Skins lacked a true No. 1 cornerback ever since.

Now the team could bring Bailey back. His best days are behind him, but would a one-year deal for Bailey help Washington's rebuilding defense? With young cornerback David Amerson be helped with a guy like Bailey around? 

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Though Hester has no history with Washington, the situation is similar. The Redskins had one of the worst kick returning units in the NFL last season, and Hester is an instant improvement over any returner on the roster. Like Bailey, Hester's best days are behind him, but for Washington consistently good returns would be an upgrade, let alone a few long returns. Would Hester make sense for the Skins? Would the team be better off letting a young player develop into the role?

Bring back Champ? Sign Hester? Let us know what you think in the comments. 

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