Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports that both players have lined up visits with the Redskins. Smith ranks 51st and Graham is 69th on PFT‘s Hot 100 list of free agents, although they rank much higher on the list of available members of that list after Tuesday’s flurry of activity.
Graham would join a secondary in need of all the help it can get. Graham played all 16 games for the Ravens last season, starting five, and had 74 tackles and four interceptions for Baltimore. He’s also been a strong special teams player over the years and the Redskins were dreadful in that phase of the game last season.
Smith just completed his 10th NFL season by starting all 15 games he played for the Texans, missing one after being suspended for ripping off Richie Incognito’s helmet and swinging it at him in a preseason incident that turned out to be a very minor footnote to Incognito’s season. Smith would upgrade the Redskins at a spot where they currently have Jarvis Jenkins, Chris Baker and Stephen Bowen at the top of the depth chart.
John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that Smith has also scheduled visits with the Titans, Rams and Raiders, although history tells us that first visits are often only visits.