Ex-Chargers DB Quentin Jammer visits with Redskins
The Washington Redskins did lock former Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback E.J. Biggers for the 2013 season, but the four-year veteran was a full-time NFL starter only through the 2012 season. They also pursued both cornerbacks Aqib Talib and Antoine Winfield since the start of free agency in March. But Aqib Talib chose to re-sign with the New England Patriots, while both the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins lost Antoine Winfield to the Minnesota Vikings.
Thus, the Washington Redskins continued their search for solutions to upgrade at secondary until one such opportunity presented itself on Sunday. Former San Diego Chargers mainstay cornerback Quentin Jammer visited the Washington Redskins in Virginia tonight. Although sources claimed the Washington Redskins appeared in no rush to sign Quentin Jammer.
The 33-year-old Quentin Jammer is coming off season in which he recorded 64 tackles, three interceptions and three fumble recoveries. But Quentin Jammer struggled with consistency in coverage, as he yielding 34 first-down catches and eight touchdowns (third most among cornerback on the market). However, Quentin Jammer entered 2013 as an unrestricted free agent (and one of the oldest cornerbacks on the market) drew no interest from teams scouring the cornerback market.
Considering the Washington Redskins’ current cornerback rotation and given their 18 million in salary cap penalties, the team doesn’t have much of a different choice beyond Quentin Jammer and could use him in an outside role (a familiar position) while DeAngelo Hall gets more snaps from the slot.
The 6-foot, 204-pound Quentin Jammer totaled 719 tackles and 21 interceptions so far during his career.
However, entering his 11th NFL season, Quentin Jammer could be shifted from cornerback to free safety, where the Washington Redskins are also in need of new bodies. Quentin Jammer previously played safety at the University of Texas before turning to cornerback in the NFL.
Regardless, Quentin Jammer’s addition will give the Washington Redskins flexibility come draft day. And depending on what position the team judges to be its priority in the NFL draft, Quentin Jammer could be playing either cornerback or safety in the 2013 season if signed by the Washington Redskins.