After a season in which he assumed a variety of roles in the Washington Redskins‘ defensive backfield, E.J. Biggers has agreed to a one-year contract to return to the team, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Biggers, 26, had 35 tackles and an interception last season, his first with the Redskins. He played in all 16 games, starting five, and spent time as an occasional starting free safety and as the team’s fourth cornerback while playing on special teams. In all, he played roughly 40 percent of the Redskins‘ defensive snaps in 2013.
His role doesn’t appear likely to change much this coming season. Starting cornerback DeAngelo Hall signed a four-year contract in February, and coach Jay Gruden told reporters at the owners’ meetings in Orlando earlier this week that David Amerson will assume a starting role in his second season as the recently signed Tracy Porter fills in as the nickel corner.
The 6-foot, 185-pound Biggers played four seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before signing a one-year contract worth up to $1.5 million, including incentives, last April. The Redskins also have cornerbacks Richard Crawford, Chase Minnifield, Ryan Mouton and Peyton Thompson under contract.
NBC Sports’ ProFootballTalk was first to report Biggers signed a contract Thursday morning.