Redskins Cornering Market, Agree to Terms with Josh Wilson

by Grant Paulsen

The Redskins have agreed to terms on a contract with former Ravens comeback Josh Wilson.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the Redskins have signed Wilson to a three-year deal worth a reported $13.5 million. Wilson is expected to make $6 million in guaranteed money.

A fifth-year defender who spent his first three NFL seasons in Seattle, Wilson is a 5-foot-9, 192-pound defensive back who played his college ball at Maryland. A Houston native, Wilson has ties to the DC-area. He attended DeMatha High School in Maryland before playing for the Terrapins.

Wilson has played in 54 games, making 33 starts, in four NFL seasons. He defended 27 passes over the past two seasons and he’s hauled in nine interceptions since 2009.

Carlos Rogers is still a free agent and isn’t expected to return to the Redskins. His departure will clear the way for Wilson to line up opposite DeAngelo Hall in Washington’s secondary.

While the Redskins now have two proven starting cornerbacks on the roster, don’t be surprised to see them add another player at the position for additional depth. Regardless of who else the Redskins sign at the position, third-year corner Kevin Barnes will likely see additional playing time.

Acquiring Wilson means that the Redskins have now added — or agreed on contracts that will add — five potential defensive starters since the end of last season.

(Those possible starters include: NT Barry Cofield, DE Jarvis Jenkins, OLB Ryan Kerrigan, CB Josh Wilson, FS OJ Atogwe).

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