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Redskins Sign Cornerback Orlando Scandrick


After spending his first 10 NFL seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, cornerback Orlando Scandrick is now a member of the Washington Redskins after signing the 31-year-old free agent.

The Washington Redskins announced on Monday that they have signed cornerback Orlando Scandrick. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Scandrick, 31, is entering his 11th season in the NFL after spending his entire career to date with the Dallas Cowboys.

In his 10 seasons with the Cowboys, Scandrick appeared in 125 games, recording 406 tackles with 63 passes defensed, 11.5 sacks and eight interceptions and eight fumbles forced.

After suffering a torn ACL and MCL in training camp prior to the 2015 season, Scandrick has appeared in 23 games over the last two seasons to record a combined 84 tackles along with 11 passes defensed and two sacks.

Last season, Scandrick started all 11 of his regular season outings, totaling 40 tackles and three passes defensed.

Prior to spending the 2015 season on Injured Reserve, Scandrick's two best statistical seasons came during the 2013 and 2014 seasons, totaling 109 tackles along with 21 passes defensed, four interceptions and three fumbles forced.

During his first three seasons in the NFL from 2008-10, Scandrick appeared in ever regular season game. The Boise State product notched his first career interception came in Week 7 of the 2009 season when he picked off Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.

In 2010, the Los Angeles native notched his first and only career defensive touchdown to date when he intercepted then-Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning for a 40-yard touchdown.

Scandrick played collegiately at Boise State, where he started 38 of the 39 games in which he played and recorded 152 career tackles, 3.5 sacks and five forced fumbles.

He was a fifth-round pick for the Cowboys in the 2008 NFL Draft.

With his addition, the Redskins now have five cornerbacks on the roster as Scandrick joins Josh Norman, Quinton Dunbar, Fabian Moreau and Joshua Holsey on the active roster while Bashaud Breeland remains an unrestricted free agent and Kendall Fuller was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs along with a 2018 third-round pick in exchange for three-time Pro Bowler Alex Smith.

Additionally, Scandrick is the third new addition to the Redskins via free agency, joining wide receiver Paul Richardson Jr. and punter Sam Irwin-Hill.

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