Cowboys move on:
Scandrick, 31, has spent his entire NFL career with the Dallas Cowboys and started in 11 games this past season before he went down with a back injury that left him sidelined for the remainder of the season.
The release of Scandrick will save Dallas roughly $3 million against the salary cap, per ESPN’s Todd Archer.
Orlando Scandrick will visit Washington in Sunday, the first of what could be a number of trips, according to a source. The Cowboys released Scandrick Saturday, a move that saved them $3 million against the cap. https://t.co/SWA3S5IV5f
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) March 17, 2018
While with Dallas, Scandrick played in 125 games, 69 of those being starts. He also tallied for eight interceptions, one touchdown, seven forced fumbles, 64 passes defended, 11.5 sacks along with 353 tackles, with 46 being assisted.
With the future of Bashaud Breeland being uncertain after his failed physical with Carolina that voided a three-year, $24 million contract due a non-football related injury that happened while he was on vacation in the Dominican Republic and the timing of Dominique Rogers-Cromartie wanting to announce a decision in April, could get Scandrick inked with the Redskins before he leaves their anticipated meeting on Monday. It also however could be a leverage tactic for the ‘Skins to pressure Rogers-Cromartie to make a quicker decision.
Colts part ways with Hankins:
He’s on the market … again.
After coming to an agreement with the Colts last off-season on a three-year, $30 million deal, the Colts announced they were releasing the 25-year-old due to switching from a 3-4 defense to a 4-3 defense.
Colts owner Jim Irsay gave credit to Hankins for being a great contributor for the organization in the year he was with the team.
We really appreciate Johnathan’s contributions to the Colts. Great young man. Scheme changes are hard.
— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) March 18, 2018
Hankins is a player that can be at any position on the defensive line, but with the New York Giants (2013-2016) he was primarily their defensive tackle on the right side. However, in Indy (2017) he switched and went to nose tackle.
In his lone year with the Colts he finished with 44 tackles, two sacks and five quarterback hits. That stat line would look really good this upcoming season if he was to indeed sign with Washington.
Brandon Thorn, who’s the Football Content Manager for The Scouting Academy sent out a tweet showing the versatility and speed of Hankins getting off the line to the ball carrier.
Some team is going to get a very good run defender in Johnathan Hankins and a top 25 DT in the NFL. pic.twitter.com/KYkjfsqj8K
— Brandon Thorn (@VeteranScout) March 17, 2018
After missing out on Muhammad Wilkerson earlier this past week, who signed with the Green Bay Packers for one season with the amount of the contract not being released will again be a free agent in 2019, that is if the Packers don’t sign him long-term this upcoming season.
With Hankins visiting Redskins Park, it is vital that they make and reach an agreement with him before he leaves town. If they let him leave town without putting pen to paper, he would then have free roam to visit and sign anywhere he wants, including his former team, the Giants.