The Redskins have re-signed veteran cornerback Aaron Colvin, the team announced on Wednesday.
Colvin, 28, was signed by the Redskins in September last season. He appeared in six games for Washington, starting two, and finished the year with 10 tackles and one pass defended.
The decision to bring back Colvin is mainly for depth purposes, as the Redskins have seen a seismic shift in their cornerback room this offseason. Washington signed two cornerbacks in free agency, Kendall Fuller and Ronald Darby, but also lost their two Week 1 starters from a year ago in Quinton Dunbar and Josh Norman.
However, don't be surprised if Colvin ends up becoming a solid contributor for the Burgundy and Gold. New head coach Ron Rivera has a reputation for getting the most out of his cornerbacks (i.e. Norman, James Bradberry), and Colvin was considered an up-and-coming defensive back not too long ago.
After four solid seasons in Jacksonville to begin his career, Colvin signed a lucrative four-year, $34 million with the Texans in 2018. Unfortunately for the cornerback, things didn't work out in Houston, and he was released after a disastrous performance on Monday Night Football in Week 1 last season. Washington signed him days later, and he ended up even playing in Washington's Week 2 contest.
The cornerback didn't have many opportunities for Washington a season ago, but with major changes throughout the organization this offseason, he may get a real shot in 2020.
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