Scandrick recorded a season-high nine tackles (eight solo) and had one pass defense Sunday against the Raiders.
Another week and another shootout for the Chiefs led to Scandrick doing much more work than usual in Sunday's contest. He hadn't recorded more than six tackles in a contest prior and owns just one interception to his name so far this season. The veteran cornerback remains largely off the IDP radar and that's unlikely to change with just two interceptions marking his career-high output for a season.
Despite signing a two-year contract with a $1 million signing bonus in March, the 31-year-old cornerback didn't even come close to making it to Week 1 with his new team. The Redskins must have confidence in their young cornerbacks behind Josh Norman, with Quinton Dunbar expected to fill the other starting job while Fabian Moreau figures to serve as the nickelback. Scandrick may still end up on a 53-man roster for Week 1, as his experience playing the slot could lead to interest from teams in need of a nickelback or dimeback. He was bothered by back spasms at the beginning of training camp, but he seems to be healthy now.
Scandrick was held out of Saturday's practice due to back spasms, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
Scandrick's back spasms are not believed to be of the serious magnitude but anything back-related is always wise to keep an eye on. Expect Washington to play this one particularly safe not willing to risk losing Scandrick for an extended period of time. In the meantime, Quinton Dunbar will take over Scandrick's duties at corner during his temporary absence.
Scandrick often served as the Cowboys' top cover corner in recent seasons, but on the Josh Norman-led Redskins the 31-year-old should return to a role similar to the one he had during his earlier days in Dallas when he regularly performed as one of the league's top slot corners. Scandrick could still get some reps outside in 2018, considering he's also been working with the starters in Washington's base defense. Quinton Dunbar has been playing outside in the nickel defense, allowing Scandrick to slide inside.
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