5 Washington Redskins position battles to watch during 2017 offseason
3. Slot Cornerback: Kendall Fuller vs. Fabian Moreau vs. Joshua Holsey
There was a competition for the slot cornerback job last year as well. In that contest, Dashaun Phillips won the role for the first couple games of the season before injuring himself and then spending time bouncing between the active roster and the practice squad. In 2017, the competition will once again be fierce.
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As of right now, it looks like the younger players are going to be battling for the job. Kendall Fuller played the slot a bit last year, but struggled to close the season. Though he ultimately lost his job, Fuller will have a chance to make an impact, given that he has the most experience at the position. Essentially, it is his job to lose.
Elsewhere, a couple of rookies will be involved in the competition. Fabian Moreau, a third round pick by the team, will have a chance to win some slot duties provided that he can get healthy. Moreau really is a better fit on the outside, but if Bashaud Breeland plays well in the preseason, then the Skins will not have a place for Moreau. If he wants to get on the field early and often, he will have to win the slot job.
Finally, the dark horse for the slot is Joshua Holsey. The Redskins version of Mr. Irrelevant was their seventh round pick, and his size (5-foot-10) will likely limit him to such duties. However, Holsey has impressed in rookie mini-camp, and he could end up on the active roster. The Redskins have given younger players an opportunity before and Holsey, who has five years of experience at Auburn, could be an excellent fit at the position.