Free agent cornerback Quentin Jammer is in the D.C. area Sunday night to visit with the Redskins, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed. 106.7 The Fan first reported the news.
Jammer, who turns 34 in June, played all 11 of his NFL seasons with the San Diego Chargers. He’s an intriguing option for the Redskins, who could significantly benefit from fortifying their cornerback and free safety positions. Jammer played both positions at the University of Texas, so he could fill a swing role depending on what the Redskins need after next weekend’s draft.
At 6-0, 204 pounds, Jammer is known as a physical corner who plays his best in man-to-man on the outside. His five-year contract with San Diego expired in March, and he became one of the oldest cornerbacks on the free agent market.
New Redskins senior executive A.J. Smith was the Chargers’ assistant general manager/director of pro personnel when San Diego drafted Jammer fifth overall in 2002.
Washington had not expressed interest in Jammer until recently, the person said. The Redskins earlier in free agency pursued cornerbacks Aqib Talib and Antoine Winfield, but they signed elsewhere.
The Redskins have approximately $30,000 in available salary cap space.