It was announced on Monday afternoon, right after lunchtime that former Dallas Cowboys corner Orlando Scandrick will be signing with division rival, the Washington Redskins.
According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, it is a two-year deal, worth a max of $10 million.
Redskins agreed to a two-year deal with CB Orlando Scandrick worth a max of $10m, source says
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 19, 2018
It wasn’t the man the Redskins fans wanted, but Scandrick can play the slot and will add knowledge of the Cowboys schemes when he officially joins Washington this year.
Scandrick, who was drafted in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft by Dallas was notified of his release on Saturday. It is a move that saved the Cowboys roughly $3 million in cap space.
He is valuable:
Scandrick combined for 38 tackles and three passes defended this past season. In each of his seasons with Dallas, Scandrick has tallied for at least one interception, except for three times. His rookie year (2008), 2012 and this past season.
Good numbers throughout the board though; he has tallied for 399 tackles, 11.5 sacks, seven forced fumbles and eight interceptions in his nine-year stint with Dallas.
The move to sign Scandrick will ultimately remove former Giants corner Dominique Rogers-Cromartie from the Redskins futuristic plans.
This move also frees up the Redskins front office to throw a little more money to Johnathan Hankins, who’s supposedly still at Redskins Park, with a deal in the works, per a source.
Full Press Coverage will update you all on the latest Hankins news as it becomes available.