Valentine’s Day superlatives for Redskins ahead of 2020 offseason
Call Me: CB Byron Jones
The NFL Combine is rapidly approaching and the entirety of the NFL will converge upon Indianapolis to get a good look at some of the draft’s biggest prospects.
But the time will also be used by NFL roster builders to talk to agents and put out “feelers” to prospective free agents they may covet. Is it tampering? Technically speaking, yes. But it happens at the NFL level. After all, how else would all those deals get done the minute the NFL’s legal tampering period opens come mid-March?
Anyway, the Redskins will be starting to really hone in on who their free-agent targets should be. And they may take a look at the cornerback position.
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Josh Norman needs a new home. Quinton Dunbar has requested a trade (more on that later) as well, so the team could find themselves with minimal talent left at corner.
Luckily, the free agent market has ample corners the Redskins could target. It’s a close race between James Bradberry and Byron Jones for being the best option with the ‘Skins, but in the wake of Dunbar’s apparent discontent, Jones may be the better option as he is a true No. 1 corner.
Jones is one of the better cover men in the NFL. He can play any position in the secondary, so his versatility could come up huge for the ‘Skins. And if they targeted him, they’d be stealing him from a divisional rival in the Dallas Cowboys.
Maybe Kyle Smith can slip Jones’ agent a note that says “call me” at the combine. He would be a nice get for the team, so why shouldn’t they shoot their shot, even if Jones may be one of the belles of the free-agent ball?