The Redskins agreed to terms with cornerback E.J. Biggers, the team announced on Wednesday
Biggers spent the past three seasons in Tampa Bay, where he appeared in 45 games, starting 24 of them. The 25-year-old recorded 39 tackles and an interception last season.
The move reunites Biggers with Raheem Morris, the Redskins’ secondary coach. Morris served as the Buccaneers head coach from 2009-2011.
The agreement between Biggers and the Redskins was first reported by Jenna Laine of the Sports Xchange. Laine wrote that contract terms were not immediately available.
It’s unclear what role Biggers will play in Washington, but the Redskins' secondary struggled mightily last season and is in dire need of experienced cornerbacks after releasing starter DeAngelo Hall and allowing nickel corner Cedric Griffin to leave via free agency. In fact, before agreeing to terms with Biggers, the only cornerback on the roster with any starting experience was Josh Wilson.
Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan told reporters on Wednesday morning in Phoenix that the Redskins were closing in on a defensive back the team had “targeted” in free agency. Shanahan did not name the player, presumably because the paperwork had not been completed.