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Redskins sign CB Josh Wilson

Via Mike Jones of the Washington Post’s “The Insider” blog:

The Washington Redskins addressed a pressing need on their defense, agreeing to terms with cornerback Josh Wilson, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Wilson, a 5-foot-9, 192-pound University of Maryland product, started nine games for Baltimore last season and recorded 40 tackles and three interceptions. Wilson, who went to DeMatha High School, spent the first three seasons of his career with Seattle, starting 24 out of 28 games, before playing for the Ravens last season.

Wilson’s deal is worth a reported $13.5 million — $6 million guaranteed — over three years, according to ESPN. Wilson likely will start at the cornerback position opposite DeAngelo Hall.

The Redskins appear content to let starting cornerback Carlos Rogers depart via free agency, and are believed to have interest in re-signing veteran Phillip Buchanon, who served as third corner in 2010. The Redskins also are high on another Maryland product, Kevin Barnes, who spent time at both corner and safety last season and is expected to compete for playing time as the third cornerback this season.

There were some rumblings from people “in the know” that Wilson was one of the guys the Redskins were targeting, before free agency was set to begin. As mentioned, the Redskins seem like they’re going to go ahead and let Carlos Rogers leave for free agency, so Wilson will likely come in and compete for the #2 CB spot opposite of DeAngelo Hall.

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