The Washington Redskins have made a move at cornerback, signing local product Josh Wilson to a reported three-year contract worth $13.5 million with $6 million guaranteed. Wilson, late of the Ravens and a product of Maryland and DeMatha, will probably start opposite DeAngelo Hall at corner.
The move to sign the local product probably means that last year's starter, Carlos Rogers, is going elsewhere. Rogers has stated his desire to make more than Wilson got, so perhaps the Redskins felt Wilson was a cheaper alternative. However, at least according to a couple measures by football statistics site Pro Football Focus, Wilson was the better cornerback last season.
QBs throwing at Carlos Rogers last season had a 95.2 rating. Throwing at Josh Wilson they were just 67.8 - DC upgraded ... Josh Wilson allowed 46.9% of passes into his coverage to be complete in 2010, Rogers 69.4% - Repeat. UPgrade
Wilson is also four years younger than Rogers. It's just a couple metrics, but the Redskins may have made out well if this is indeed a swap of Wilson and Rogers.
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