NFL free agent tracker: Quentin Jammer visited Redskins

Donald Miralle

Washington needs to improve its secondary, and hosted a veteran free agent on Sunday.

The Washington Redskins hosted free-agent defensive back Quentin Jammer on Sunday, according to Grant Paulsen.

Jammer has garnered little-to-no interest since testing the free-agent market. The 6'0, 204 pound cornerback has been solid, though not spectacular, throughout his 11-year career.

The Redskins expressed interest in numerous defensive backs throughout the offseason, including Aqib Talib and Antoine Winfield, but cap penalties levied on Washington stemming from the uncapped 2011 season hindered the Redskins' ability to sign free agents this offseason.

Washington released DeAngelo Hall earlier this offseason, but re-signed the trouble cornerback on a team-friendly deal. Still, the Redskins need help in the secondary -- especially if they're going to compete with Eli Manning and the Giants' offense, as well as Chip Kelly's new offense with the Eagles.

Jammer has been remarkably healthy throughout his career, and has only missed four games in 11 seasons. The Chargers selected Jammer with the No. 5 pick of the 2002 NFL Draft, and the former Texas Longhorns corner has spent his entire career in San Diego to date. His play has tailed off as he's aged. Pro Football Focus graded him as one of the ten worst corners in the NFL last season.

If the Redskins have sincere interest in Jammer, they should be able to come to terms relatively easily. Jammer will turn 34 later this summer, and has little-to-no leverage in contract negotiations. With no other apparent suitors, the Redskins should be able to add Jammer with a deal near or around the veteran's minimum -- and could add incentives to sweeten the deal for Jammer's camp.

While agreeing to terms could occur with ease, actually signing Jammer will require some work. Washington currently has less than $30,000 of cap space, according to CSN Washington -- and the Redskins have to sign their 2013 draft picks, which will cost millions against the cap.

In addition to Hall, the Redskins also have Josh Wilson, E.J. Biggers, Chase Minnifield, Jerome Murphy and Richard Crawford under contract at the cornerback position.

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