Six positions Redskins must address in free agency

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Nov 22, 2015; Charlotte, NC, USA; Washington Redskins cornerback Chris Culliver (29) and running back Chris Thompson (25) break up a pass in the end zone intended for Carolina Panthers wide receiver Devin Funchess (17) in the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports /


The Redskins are extremely thin at the cornerback position.  Second-year man Bashaud Breeland had a good season.  Good enough to be named the Riggo’s Rag – Redskins Defensive Player of the Year.  He continues to improve but the the other starter Chris Culliver was lost for the season with a torn ACL.

It’s also possible that Culliver might not be back for the Redskins 2016 as he could become a cap casualty.  DeAngelo Hall for now is no longer a corner as he transitioned to strong safety late in the season when injuries hit the Redskins there.

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Veteran Will Blackmon played well for the Redskins in place of Culliver and Hall but he’s a free agent this offseason and may not be back.  The Skins also got a good performance down the stretch from rookie Quinton Dunbar and his development continues.

But if Culliver is released and Blackmon not re-signed then the Redskins will need to add more bodies at cornerback.  There are some intriguing options at the position in NFL free agency and I expect Scot McCloughan to add a free agent to unit this offseason.

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