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Former Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick signs two-year deal with Redskins

Orlando Scandrick

Orlando Scandrick didn’t last long on the open market. The former Dallas Cowboys cornerback has found a new home with one of Dallas’ NFC East rivals: the Washington Redskins.

Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport:

#Redskins and Orlando Scandrick have agreed to a 2-year deal worth a max value of $10M, source said. From Dallas to a rival.

Scandrick, 31, was a former fifth-round pick by the Cowboys in 2008. He’s spent 10 years of his NFL career in Dallas, racking up eight interceptions and 406 combined tackles in 125 regular-season games (69 starts).

Scandrick has been beset by injuries in recent years. He missed the entire 2015 season after tearing his right ACL and MCL during training camp. The veteran corner is also coming off an injury-hit campaign in 2017. He dealt with hand and back issues which saw him limited to just 11 games and ended the season on injured reserve.

The Cowboys were open to trading Scandrick, but they eventually granted his request by just releasing him. However, he found quite a way to repay the gesture as he turned right around and signed for one of their biggest rivals in the Redskins. There will likely be no love lost when he faces off with the Cowboys twice this season.

Scandrick will now head to Washington to provide some much-needed help for the Redskins in the secondary following their trade of Kendall Fuller in the Alex Smith deal. Scandrick is capable of playing on the outside, but he will most likely be used more in the slot to fill Fuller’s role for the Redskins last season.