Greg Toler Signs 1-Year Deal with Redskins

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 04:  Cobi Hamilton #87 of the Cincinnati Bengals and Greg Toler #28 of the Indianapolis Colts exchange words in the first half during their AFC Wild Card game at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Veteran cornerback Greg Toler has reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with the Washington Redskins, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Citing a source, Rapoport reported earlier that Toler was meeting with Washington. Rapoport added that the Redskins' linebackers coach, Greg Manusky, was Toler's defensive coordinator in Indianapolis.

Washington allowed 258 passing yards a game last year, which ranked 25th in the league. Football Outsiders was a little more kind to the defense, ranking it 19th in pass-defense DVOA (defense-adjusted value over average).

In addition, Chris Culliver will be a question mark ahead of the 2016 season after tearing his ACL and MCL last November. Toler will provide some much-needed depth to the secondary.

The Redskins might be asking too much, though, if they expect the 31-year-old to be a key member of the defense. A neck injury cost him the first five games of the 2015 season, and when he returned, his level of performance left a lot to be desired. Pro Football Focus graded him 106th out of 111 qualified cornerbacks.


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