Dec 9, 2012; Tampa FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin (22) is tackled by Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (23) during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Eagles won 23-21. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Defensive back market thinning as Redskins remain quiet

While you were eating dinner yesterday, former Redskin and Jet, Laron Landry signed with the Indianapolis Colts for $24 million over four years and $14 of that is guaranteed. You may recall Landry being unable to stay healthy in Washington, well he did just that for one year in New York and it paid off.

While you were sleeping, the Denver Broncos signed former Philadelphia Eagles CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to a one-year, $5 million contract.

Cromartie seemed to be a possible fit for the Redskins with their thin secondary, but alas he is now joining Wes Welker on his way to Denver. Other notable signings were San Francisco S Dashon Goldson heading to Tampa Bay and even possibly CB Darrelle Revis (via trade with the Jets).  The Redskins have yet to make an real moves in free agecy. Washington appears to be laying low until the market settles down, then possibly focusing on signing second and third-tier free agents. The team could also remain silent for free agency and try to fill these positions through the draft. With the current cap situation, either proposition would be difficult.

Here’s a list of the remaining recognizable names left in the free agent pool:

  • S Quintin Mikell (STL)
  • S Michael Huff (OAK)
  • S LaRon Landry (NYJ)
  • S Ed Reed (BAL)
  • S Dashon Goldson (SF)
  • S Charles Woodson (GB)
  • CB Antoine Cason (SD)
  • CB Nnamdi Asomugha (PHI)
  • CB Antoine Winfield (MIN)
  • CB DeAngelo Hall (WAS)
  • CB Brent Grimes (ATL)
  • CB Quentin Jammer (SD)

More Redskins news and notes as day three of free agent signings continues!

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