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Buchanon lands with the Redskins

Cornerback Philip Buchanon visited the Redskins on Sunday.  On Monday, he became a member of the team.

We’ve confirmed that the one-time first-round pick, cut by the Lions earlier this year, signed a one-year deal, with a base salary of $1.5 million and up to $750,000 in incentives.

The signing was first reported by Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Buchanon was a first-round pick in 2002, and he spent three years with the Raiders before being traded to the Texans.  He thereafter was dumped by Houston and signed with the Bucs.  In 2009, he signed a free-agent deal with the Lions.  The University of Miami product has appeared in 105 games with 76 starts.

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36 Responses to “Buchanon lands with the Redskins”
  1. EDM says: Mar 29, 2010 2:28 PM

    Bruce Allen just cannot admit they were wrong for drafting him in Oakland.

  2. Charisma says: Mar 29, 2010 2:30 PM

    He is still better than most of Minnesota’s secondary.

  3. My Coke Can says: Mar 29, 2010 2:31 PM

    Um , I think I like it. He looks like he comes cheap. We do need people in here so I dont see how this could hurt. Maybe los will get his wish.

  4. LionsFan-StopLaughing says: Mar 29, 2010 2:31 PM

    Glad to see the Lions trash is being picked up by someone else for once, instead of the other way around.
    In all seriousness, I hope he finds success in DC.

  5. DanSnyder says: Mar 29, 2010 2:31 PM

    nickel/dime depth if hes lucky. Just filling a roster spot with an experienced guy that was opened when fred smoot was released. Have two young corners that they like in tryon and barnes behind the starters hall and rogers.

  6. CanesRuntheNFL says: Mar 29, 2010 2:36 PM

    Hopefully this means Carlos Rodgers is GONE..

  7. dklein82 says: Mar 29, 2010 2:37 PM

    hines ward sucks.

  8. theReapercalls says: Mar 29, 2010 2:38 PM

    Landry=first round bust
    Smoot(douchebag)=first round bust
    Hall=first round bust
    Buchanon=first round bust
    Rogers=first round bust
    Instead of an all first round secondary, they can be the all degenerate secondary.

  9. billsfan1 says: Mar 29, 2010 2:41 PM

    who cares!!! he is a crappier version of Fred Smoot. he was only taken in round 1 because u have to take someome from the U in round 1..

  10. Bill In DC says: Mar 29, 2010 2:42 PM

    and the Redskins continue to pick up 1st round rejects from across the league. Are they really that disenchanted with their existing talent that they have to sign all these over age, under performing never was players?

  11. DatSkinzDude78 says: Mar 29, 2010 2:44 PM

    Overrated with the Raiders due to the defensive star power they had. In addition, teams would avoid throwing at C. Woodson, so it didn’t take much for Buchanon to jump routes and make plays. The signing is nice to compete for the nickel back and about $3 million, less than what Fred Smoot would have received. In the words of Deion Sanders, “This was a nice business decision”.

  12. jstew06 says: Mar 29, 2010 2:51 PM

    smoot was drafted in the second round and is no longer with the team.
    since you can’t even get the simple, objective facts right, i have a hard time giving your subjective judgment much credit.

  13. richturpin says: Mar 29, 2010 2:52 PM

    Too bad Smoot was a 2nd RD pick, douche.

  14. MagicMan407 says: Mar 29, 2010 2:54 PM

    thereapercalls-
    Your an idiot! Smoot no longer on the Redskins and was a 2nd round pick.
    Landry- 90 tackles 1 sack 2 forced fumbles 1 int 6 pass def all while playing out of position.
    Hall allowed 1 td last season had 4 ints this year 7 since hes been on the Redskins.
    Rogers might not be able to catch but there is LOTS worse out there.
    So keep on hating on a top 10 defense retard!

  15. Gold21 says: Mar 29, 2010 2:54 PM

    Smoot was a second round pick.
    And we didn’t even draft all 5 players.

  16. Cereal Blogger says: Mar 29, 2010 2:55 PM

    A retread…solid cover skills, cannot tackle to save his life. The Deion types cannot make it in todays NFL

  17. DanSnyder says: Mar 29, 2010 2:57 PM

    theReapercalls, smoot was a second rounder and was a good corner for awhile but he’s over 30 now. Hall was a probowl corner and has had some downs recently but is still very young. Carlos Rogers is a good man corner but has trouble with zone coverage as well as he has stone hands. Landry’s first two seasons were by all means good but then last year he either regressed or was setup with failure by the coaching staff and I don’t think it is hard to believe that he could make his way to being a good safety.
    There is plenty of talent in the redskins secondary when you consider the two starting corners and a starting safety were all drafted in the top 10 and all are 28 or younger.

  18. Jayroc24 says: Mar 29, 2010 3:00 PM

    theReapercalls says:
    March 29, 2010 2:38 PM
    Landry=first round bust
    Smoot(douchebag)=first round bust
    Hall=first round bust
    Buchanon=first round bust
    Rogers=first round bust
    Instead of an all first round secondary, they can be the all degenerate secondary.
    Uhhhhh Smoot was not a first rounder……..

  19. boysroll says: Mar 29, 2010 3:13 PM

    LMAO thereapercalls….great plan allen and shanny. picking up all the washed up has beens and finish last place. So far I dont see this team getting past the 4-12 record of last yr…
    HOW BOUT THOSE COWBOYS!!!!!

  20. oaklandx510 says: Mar 29, 2010 3:14 PM

    Ever think that the reason he sucks is because he’s from the U and not because he’s black? Freakin racists!

  21. AlphaQ2 says: Mar 29, 2010 3:21 PM

    theReapercalls says:
    March 29, 2010 2:38 PM
    Landry=first round bust
    Smoot(douchebag)=first round bust
    Hall=first round bust
    Buchanon=first round bust
    Rogers=first round bust
    Instead of an all first round secondary, they can be the all degenerate secondary.
    ————————————————–
    Uh, not quite. Landry was drafted to play strong safety, but due to the death of Sean Taylor he was forced out of position. Still to early to say he’s a bust. Smoot was a second rounder not a first and had trouble in Minnesota, but was a good Redskin. Meangelo went to two pro bowls in his first few years. That’s hardly a bust. Buchanon may have been a Raiders bust but is a cheap gap fill for the Skins. I do agree with you on Rodgers though. That guy couldn’t catch a cold.

  22. bluelion says: Mar 29, 2010 3:25 PM

    Well, looks like PB/’toast’ got a bit of a pay cut from last year. Lions gave him every chance to succeed, but he was the worst starting CB for a very bad secondary.
    Would be nice to suck at your job and still make a few million.
    Wish I was an investment banker, then I could, too.

  23. Bill In DC says: Mar 29, 2010 3:43 PM

    # oaklandx510 says: March 29, 2010 3:14 PM
    Ever think that the reason he sucks is because he’s from the U and not because he’s black? Freakin racists!
    ————————-
    Errr.. wtf?

  24. Matt Cribbin says: Mar 29, 2010 3:47 PM

    Skins could have easily beaten the Cowboys and a few other teams last year had we had Shanahan coaching. This year, we’ll have a better line with the coaching. Easily will surpass last year’s record. Cowdouche. HTTR! Haters be damned.

  25. Mangy66 says: Mar 29, 2010 3:48 PM

    theReapercalls says:
    March 29, 2010 2:38 PM
    Landry=first round bust
    Smoot(douchebag)=first round bust
    Hall=first round bust
    Buchanon=first round bust
    Rogers=first round bust
    Instead of an all first round secondary, they can be the all degenerate secondary.
    ————————————–
    Your analysis would be astute, if not for the holes. I’ll let you figure that out.
    Until then, you’re a dumb@ss.
    Sad thing is…this D-bag is probably so proud of himself with that post.

  26. LighTsouT says: Mar 29, 2010 3:50 PM

    you guys ever think that maybe he was picked up as a returner and not a corner?

  27. smiley says: Mar 29, 2010 4:02 PM

    3rd or 4th corner

  28. billsfan1 says: Mar 29, 2010 4:02 PM

    actually fred smoot was drafted in the second round…. then he went to minnesota for 2 years and came back to washington….. my facts were corrected… this was a free agent signing of a crappy cornerback…… and redskins fans are all hypedover this signing much like they were with fred smoot….
    actually j#zz guzzlers, my point does hold water, so i believe that u are the douches..

  29. Nebster21 says: Mar 29, 2010 4:23 PM

    billsfan1 says:
    March 29, 2010 4:02 PM
    actually j#zz guzzlers, my point does hold water, so i believe that u are the douches..
    Coming from a Bills fan. HAHA
    Washington Redskins 37
    Buffalo Bills 24
    Still hurts doesn’t it. Unless of course, your mad about the whole Dockery thing.
    Of course this could also be pissing you off.
    Buffalo Bills 0 4 .000 73 139

  30. Flimflam1 says: Mar 29, 2010 4:43 PM

    Wow… which former Buc is Allen going to sign next? First Bidwell, now Buchanon. Will he sign butter-handed Clayton after the Bucs cut him, too?

  31. ceetown22 says: Mar 29, 2010 5:02 PM

    theReapercalls says: March 29, 2010 2:38 PM
    Landry=first round bust
    Smoot(douchebag)=first round bust
    Hall=first round bust
    Buchanon=first round bust
    Rogers=first round bust
    Instead of an all first round secondary, they can be the all degenerate secondary.
    LANDRY – jury still out – he was picked in 06, but I would lean that way too, esp. considering his draft status.
    SMOOT – picked in 2nd round – I wouldn’t say a bust until he was with Minny – when he got back to DC he was just old
    HALL – not considered a bust until 8 games with Oak… when he came to DC for last 8 games… 6 picks… not exactly bust material… wrong scenery
    BUCHANON – possibly… Smoot was drafted a year before this guy, and Smoot may be better than this guy. but I think PB’s draft status had a lot to do with his return abilities as well as CB abilities.
    ROGERS – jury still out – he was picked in 05 albeit kinda high, look at the rest of the draft class. I look at the whole class of 05 as a bust any how.
    just my 2 cents
    look at me defending all my Skins…. the only one that might be a bust… not a Skin, until today.
    HAIL SKINS!

  32. DatSkinzDude78 says: Mar 29, 2010 5:06 PM

    Responding to: theReapercalls says
    Fred Smoot was a 2nd rd selection out of Mississippi St.
    Learn your history first…

  33. stunzeed2 says: Mar 29, 2010 6:06 PM

    billsfan1; you just got stomped.
    Don’t let “facts” destroy your little post there kiddo.

  34. Cannon says: Mar 29, 2010 6:16 PM

    Get off your asses Vikings brass. This is the type of fast corner we need. SMH

  35. DeeDubb says: Mar 29, 2010 6:17 PM

    @ that dumbass theReapercalls:
    If all those players you called “busts” were in fact just that, why were they apart of a top 10 defense the last two seasons? Why is it that same secondary ranked 8th in the league in passing yards…oh what’s that, they were 7th in ’08 as well?!?!!? Well I’ll be damned, another moron who can’t pull his head out of his ass long enough to look at the sheer facts. Congrats.
    As for the signing itself, I wouldn’t have an issue with it if they didn’t already have a guy of the same age and not nearly as talented as Fred Smoot. Granted, Smoot made way too much money hence his release but you can’t tell me you couldn’t get a similar deal done for what Buchanon got. Smoot isn’t the player he used to be but he’s still better, more versatile than Buchanon and a fan favorite at FedEx. Smoot has played some safety and is a gritty player who doesn’t mind mixing it up both vocally and physically on the field. What about Buchanon? The only thing we know about this guy is that he was NEVER the player he was supposed to be, not to mention the Lions and Bucs dumped him. Hopefully, Justin Tryon and Kevin Barnes outplay him and bury him on the depth chart.

  36. larr999777 says: Mar 30, 2010 10:48 AM

    Redskins aquire competent cornerback at a reasonable cost, they continue to upgrade team quietly without fanfare and extreme cost. The real story here is he will help on special teams with his return ability.

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