Despite having very little salary cap space, the Washington Redskins are still after New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib and reportedly view him as the free agent they want to sign at the cornerback position. Redskins Washington Examiner beat writer John Keim tweeted his agreement with The Fan’s Greg Paulsen, who stated that the Redskins view Talib as their top target at the cornerback position.
The issue for the Redskins is definitely cash, because they are just $600,000 under the salary cap, so that would mean Bruce Allen would have to cut some more players in order to bring in the CB he drafted out of Kansas while the GM of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Redskins could make it happen, and they have the guts- and big need at corner- to make the move. They also have other Tampa Bay connections, as defensive backs coach Raheem Morris was Talib’s head coach in Tampa. Also, Redskins safety Tanard Jackson was a teammate of Talib’s down south.
The USA Today was the first to report that the Redskins would “make a push” for Talib, after wisely cutting horrendous veteran DeAngelo Hall. Talib would be a huge upgrade for the Redskins, but their financial issues will make a deal extremely difficult.
Talib is slated to make a great deal of money this offseason, and there will be other teams pressing for his services. The New England Patriots really want to get him back as quickly as possible, and he is their top target at the position. I think the Pats are in the best position to keep Talib, but it’s going to be an interesting offseason story for sure.
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