5 Bargain-Bin Free Agents the Redskins Should Target in 2016

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Brandon Boykin
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CB Brandon Boykin

Throughout his short NFL career, Boykin has always flown under the radar. Despite impressive nickel play with the Philadelphia Eagles, he wasn’t used as often as he deserved before being traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers. And then, in Pittsburgh, he saw a limited amount of the defensive snaps. Yet still, Boykin was a standout when he did see the field.

Put simply, Boykin is a playmaker who always manages to be in the right place at the right time. In four years (and only seven starts), he’s racked up 145 tackles, two sacks, eight interceptions and five forced fumbles. While he can struggle at times as a run defender, his coverage skills are well above the NFL average. Hence, the Redskins would be wise to kick the tires.

Washington is in desperate need of cornerback help heading into the offseason. Chris Culliver may be let go after a disappointing first go-around in D.C., Will Blackmon may not be re-signed and Quinton Dunbar is still a work in progress. Adding Boykin to the mix would at least give the Redskins an above-average nickel cornerback who comes at a reasonable cost–he only made $1.5 million in 2015.

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