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.
Jettisoned by the only organization he's ever known (the Cowboys) on Sunday, Scandrick found a new home in quick order. Due to his experience, the 10-year pro is the top candidate to work opposite Josh Norman in Washington's base defense in 2018. For his career, Scandrick has averaged 3.2 tackles per game while racking up 11.5 sacks, eight interceptions and six forced fumbles in 125 outings.
Scandrick reportedly asked the team to release him, perhaps believing that the use of three 2017 draft picks on cornerbacks could soon leave him without a significant role. He did start all 11 games he played last season, missing Week 2 with a fractured hand and Weeks 14-17 with a back injury. Assuming he's healthy or will be soon, the 31-year-old shouldn't have too much trouble finding another job, though he may end up settling for a depth role.
|9||11/4/18||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|11||11/19/18||@ LAR||8:15 pm|
|Bye: Week 12|
|13||12/2/18||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ SEA||8:20 pm|
|2018||Kansas City Chiefs||7||21||19.0||2||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||8|
|2018||Kansas City Chiefs||7||0||0||---||0||0||0|
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|2018||Kansas City Chiefs||7||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|