2013 NFL: Washington Redskins Meet With Quentin Jammer

Dec 16, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Carolina Panthers wide receiver Louis Murphy (83) lines up opposite of San Diego Chargers cornerback Quentin Jammer (23) during the first quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

In an attempt to solve some of the problems in their defensive backfield, The Washington Redskins met with veteran cornerback Quentin Jammer on Sunday. Jammer has spent 11 seasons in the San Diego Charger backfield, and is an unrestricted free agent. The fifth draft pick in the 2002 draft came out of the University of Texas where he played free safety, he was converted to cornerback when he got to the NFL.

Jammer is six-foot, and weighs in at just over 200 pounds, and has made 719 tackles in his career to go along with 21 interceptions. He picked up 64 tackles and three interceptions in the 2012-2013 season, but struggles with coverages. The Redskins could be looking at the veteran to possibly convert him back to a safety. This would be an interesting option for Washington.

The Redskins have tried to pick up some DB help during the free agency period, but have not had a lot of success. Not having a pick in the draft coming up this week until the second round, they stand a chance that the good available backs in the draft will picked over by the time they get to the board with the 51st pick. That’s assuming they will use that pick for a DB.

They tried earlier to sign Aqib Talib, and Antoine Winfield since free agency began last month, but Talib re-signed with the Patriots, and Winfield decided to sign with the Seattle Seahawks. There is just not much help out there, teams are reluctant to let good coverage backs get away.

The Redskins need a good shutdown corner that can take away the opponents primary receivers. This is something they haven’t had since they traded Champ Bailey to then head coach Mike Shanahan in Denver.

Quentin Jammer is getting long in the tooth, and probably would only be able to help in situational play, but might make an interesting acquisition to lend some short coverage aid, and a little help with the run game. Jammer played in San Diego under former Chargers general manager A.J. Smith, whom the Redskins hired this year as a front-office consultant. Both sides have not made commitments at this time.

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Topics: Mike Shanahan, Quentin Jammer, Washington Redskins

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