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Report: Chris Culliver Visiting With Redskins

Chris Culliver, a South Carolina product with three seasons under his belt with the San Francisco 49ers – is coming off a career-best four-interception year in 2014.

Cornerback Chris Culliver is set to visit with the Redskins this week, CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reports.


Culliver, 26, a South Carolina product, is coming off a career-best year with the San Francisco 49ers, in which he picked off four passes to go along with 45 tackles and a forced fumble.

Culliver was a third-round (80th overall) pick of the 49ers in the 2011 NFL Draft. In his rookie season, he played all 16 regular-season games, finishing with 35 tackles, seven passes defensed and his first-career interception.

In 2012, Culliver again played in all 16 games, starting six, and turned in a career-best 47 tackles while also picking off two passes and forcing his first fumble. He missed the entire 2013 season with a torn ACL.

Culliver brings with him significant playoff experience. In five playoff games, he has 22 combined tackles and had a key interception of Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan in the 2012 NFC Championship game.

The Redskins are looking to add depth to a cornerback corps that had its ups and downs during the 2014 season, when veteran DeAngelo Hall was lost for the year after suffering a torn Achilles Week 3 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Hall recently restructured his contract to return to the Redskins.

Washington in 2015 also returns David Amerson, Bashaud Breeland and Tracy Porter at the cornerback position. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said free agent cornerback Perrish Cox also visited with the Redskins on Wednesday.

Cornerback Brandon Browner was also scheduled to visit with the Redskins this week, but signed with the New Orleans Saints on Thursday.




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