Two Redskins targets are off the board.
Free agent cornerback James Bradberry agreed to sign a three-year, $45 million contract with the New York Giants on Monday, a move that should help bolster a pass defense that ranked 31st in defensive efficiency last season.
Shortly after Bradberry’s deal, the Miami Dolphins reached an agreement with former Cowboys cornerback Byron Jones, reportedly making him the highest-paid corner in the league.
The Redskins had been linked to Bradberry given the 26-year-old spent the first four years of his career under Ron Rivera with the Carolina Panthers. The Athletic, though, reported last week Washington was perhaps not as interested in the corner as many believed.
Jones was also seen to be an option, ESPN reported.
Washington, though, needs cornerback help after releasing Josh Norman earlier this offseason. Its other starter, cornerback Quinton Dunbar, has also demanded a trade or release after failing to receive a contract extension.
Last month, Rivera told reporters the Redskins could also look to fill that position by relying on some of its younger players. Fabian Moreau, Greg Stroman and Jimmy Moreland are all under 26 years old.