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Bucs free agent E.J. Biggers signs on with Redskins

E.J. Biggers started 12 games in 2012 when, originally, he was intended to be the No. 3 cornerback.

DANIEL WALLACE | Times

E.J. Biggers started 12 games in 2012 when, originally, he was intended to be the No. 3 cornerback.

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For the second week in a row, the Redskins have signed a Bucs free agent.

This time, it’s cornerback E.J. Biggers, who reunites with Redskins secondary coach Raheem Morris, the Bucs’ former coach who was at the helm when Biggers was drafted in 2009.

The Redskins, like the Bucs, had a glaring need for talent in their secondary, and Biggers, at minimum, provides depth and competition. His role with the Bucs the last two seasons was bigger than the team intended, including in 2012 when Biggers started 12 games when, originally, he was intended to be the No. 3 cornerback.

It’s likely the Bucs could have re-signed Biggers had they made a concerted effort, but they seemed to have been lukewarm about the prospect of re-signing him.

Obviously, the questions about the Bucs’ plans in the secondary remain, as right now they really don’t have a pair of starting caliber cornerbacks (with the exception of Eric Wright, who may not even stick around).

The Redskins last week signed former Bucs offensive tackle Jeremy Trueblood, a move likely influenced by Washington general manager Bruce Allen, who was the GM in Tampa Bay when Trueblood was drafted in 2006.



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