Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan.
The Final Synopsis
New Washington Redskins GM, Scot McCloughan, will have to fill out the lineup in the Redskins defensive backfield. Bashaud Breeland and David Amerson will return as the starting CBs. DeAngelo Hall will play some nickel CB and FS if he recovers well enough from his injury.
McCloughan must find at least one CB in free agency
McCloughan will find at least one CB in free agency and at least one in the draft. Amerson and Breeland both need competition to make them better or replace them if they regress. CB is the toughest position to play on defense and the Redskins can’t afford to give Amerson time to develop unless he shows some progress.
Tracy Porter played in parts of only 3 games after being signed as a FA. I would not be surprised to see him released even though there is very little depth at CB. The only other CBs on the Redskins roster are Courtney Bridget Jr., Trey Wolfe and Kenny Okoro.
Safety will be a top priority for McCloughan
Safety will be a top priority for McCloughan. He must sign a FS as a free agent and probably 2. The draft is very thin at S and the Redskins have none on the roster.
Phillip Thomas, Duke Ihenacho and Akeem Davis are all at SS and Da’mon Cromartie-Smith is the only other S on the team at the moment. Trenton Robinson is a RFA and may be re-signed but he is mostly a special teams ace as is Davis.