The Redskins hosted free agent cornerback Quentin Jammer on Sunday night, a league source confirmed to CSNwashington.
Jammer spent the past 11 seasons in San Diego but was not re-signed. He started all 16 games for the Chargers in 2012, recording 55 tackles, three fumble recoveries and three interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown.
It’s unclear how serious the Redskins are about adding the 6-0, 204-pound Jammer, who will turn 34 in June. It’s also possible the team is simply weighing all of its options ahead of this week’s draft.
Since the start of free agency, Mike Shanahan and Bruce Allen have also pursued cornerbacks Aqib Talib and Antoine Winfield, though both players ended up signing elsewhere. In San Diego, Jammer played for former Chargers' general manager A.J. Smith, who now serves as a consultant to the Redskins.
Washington's current lineup of cornerbacks includes: Josh Wilson, DeAngelo Hall, E.J. Biggers, Richard Crawford, Jerome Murphy and Chase Minnifield. It’s also possible Jammer could be converted into a free safety.
The Redskins have less than $30,000 in salary cap space, according to the NFLPA. They also need to clear some additional space in order to sign their seven draft picks. Adding Jammer likely would require the team to restructure another player’s contract or release someone.
The meeting between Jammer and the Redskins was first reported by 106.7 the Fan’s Grant Paulsen.