Arrington is the type of target that Mike Shanahan has pursued in the past. He’s an under-the-radar player who is not looking for top dollar.
He’s a young and productive defensive back that is coming from a great organization. It also happens to be a plus that Arrington is a local product and could be playing for his hometown team.
With the release of DeAngelo Hall, it appears evident that the Redskins front office will be addressing the cornerback position early in April’s draft. However, a second- or third-round pick cannot be relied upon as a starter initially.
That’s where Kyle Arrington fits in the mold. He’s can be used on the outside and coverage in the slot, while the pending rookie develops.
The market for free-agent cornerbacks remains high with Aqib Talib, Sean Smith, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and others; therefore, Arrington’s asking price will not be astronomical.
Given the Redskins' need to be frugal this offseason, signing the former New England Patriot is the safe route.