The free agent market continues to churn, and with it, the Redskins options of adding an elite-level cornerback have virtually disappeared. What does it mean? Washington will enter the 2014 season with DeAngelo Hall as its best cornerback. After Hall, nothing but questions.
The Skins signed Tracy Porter away from Oakland, and 27-year-old corner will give them team a solid option opposite Hall. Though Porter has an all-time NFL highlight on his resume, the pick-six interception of Peyton Manning in the Saints 2010 Super Bowl triumph, he has already bounced between three teams in six seasons.
By not adding a top-level free agent cornerback, perhaps the Redskins are sending a signal that second-year man David Amerson is ready to start opposite Hall. Amerson, a second-round pick in last year's NFL Draft, played in all 16 games for Washington and intercepted two passes. He showed big-play potential and late in the season looked like an NFL-starting cornerback caliber player.
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So will Amerson start opposite Hall this fall? Has that been the plan all along, and that's why the Redskins made no real impression in the negotiations for Aqib Talib? Is Amerson ready for the job? Will Porter end up the No. 2 CB starter? Let us know what you think in the comments.