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Corey Graham, Antonio Smith to visit Redskins

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Cornerback Corey Graham and defensive end Antonio Smith made it through Tuesday without landing jobs for the 2014 season, but they have generated some interest from the same team.

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.

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12 Responses to “Corey Graham, Antonio Smith to visit Redskins”
  1. losntina69 says: Mar 12, 2014 6:46 AM

    Everyone keeps saying that this isnt 10 years ago and that the skins shouldnt go out and make a big splash and yada yada, yet they are still trying to sign two aging players and people are happy with that. I dont get it

  2. blackqbwhiterb says: Mar 12, 2014 7:13 AM

    I’m happy to see Mr. Smith but let’s not overpay him, he’s already old for a D-Lineman….. Steady Mr. Allen, you’ve been steering this thing well so far….eassssssssy does it!

  3. dcapettini says: Mar 12, 2014 7:59 AM

    The DC Eleven always seem to sign ex-Ravens at a premium. Good news for Corey Graham. Maybe they will give him the same kind of money they gave Josh Wilson. They play the same. Lots of picks and lots of touchdowns.

  4. haileysbadoldad says: Mar 12, 2014 8:12 AM

    So we were a 3 win team and had a terribly secondary, especially at the safety position. And you added no one? They added a WR that Arizona valued so little they used a 1st round pick to draft another one this last year. Then we get a guard who is only good enough to start on our terrible line, and we overpaid for both of them. This team needed to sign an impact player in the secondary mainly at the safety spot, whether it was Byrd or Ward. We did neither and have only middle of the road replacements on the market and no first round pick to address it. Good we finally see how bad of a personnel man Bruce Allen really is, he wasn’t fired in Oakland and Tampa Bay because he was good. Another year in the cellar

  5. skins1970 says: Mar 12, 2014 8:23 AM

    @Lostina69 Corey Graham is only 28 years old that isn’t old.

  6. 4allintensivepurposes says: Mar 12, 2014 8:42 AM

    Pass Interference.

  7. dlr4skins says: Mar 12, 2014 10:00 AM

    LOL. How’s that “win now” philosophy working out for you? You haven’t won anything in over 20 years. You should get into your DeLorean and hit the button for 1991. You’d be much happier.


    First stop 2012-13 season for the NFC East Championship!

  8. baltimoresnativeson says: Mar 12, 2014 10:48 AM

    Man I like Graham, oh well. Little brother down 95 south can have him if they really need him.

  9. jmblosser82 says: Mar 12, 2014 10:49 AM

    dlr4skins, after only 2 division titles in around 20 years I’d be expecting more then just a division title.

  10. pattunya says: Mar 12, 2014 11:00 AM

    They need them to hold RG3’s cane. Zero Superbowls. Pats Rule!!

  11. skins1970 says: Mar 12, 2014 4:03 PM

    Hey’ Pats fan does the name Lisa Olson ring a bell? When I think Patriots I think of what is her not SB Championships.

  12. thesmartestmanever says: Mar 12, 2014 6:10 PM

    it’s only day two, and while I am a bit miffed at some of these signings and or re-signings I’m not in panic mode yet. we don’t need a great safety we need two good ones. I believe Hasslett is placing a lot of stock in Amerson recovering from injury and making an impact at the other corner spot. with 7 picks in the draft we still have a ways to go before judgement time.

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