5 Realistic Free Agents the Redskins Should Target in 2016

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Jeremy Lane
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CB Jeremy Lane

Heading into 2016, the Redskins could be facing a serious problem at cornerback. Although they have a sensational No. 1 option in Bashaud Breeland, last offseason’s prized signing (Chris Culliver) is coming off of a major knee injury and may not be retained. If that’s the case, Washington will need to look to either free agency or the draft to aid the position.

That’s where a player like Lane comes in. Not only does he have starting experience in one of the NFL’s best secondaries, but he spent plenty of time being picked on and held his own. It also helps that he excels in run support, which would give the Redskins two of the best run-defending cornerbacks in the league if he signed.

It’s assumed that re-signing Lane isn’t a priority for the Seahawks, who have a number of intriguing young cornerbacks waiting for an opportunity to shine. That should open the door for the Redskins to scoop up Lane, who still has room to grow but has shown immense potential during his first four seasons in the NFL. It also helps that he only cost $691,279 in 2015, and wouldn’t cost the Redskins much more than that to sign.

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