Free agency market opens for business on Tuesday.
The Washington Redskins have expressed an interest in New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib and are also monitoring Mike Mitchell, according to ESPN.
The 28-year-old has spent the past two seasons with the Patriots and is regarded as one of the top cornerbacks on the free agent market which opens up for business on Tuesday.
While it is understood that a deal with New England now looks unlikely, Talib has connections with personnel in Washington, having played for secondary coach Raheem Morris while in Tampa Bay and Redskins general manager Bruce Allen drafted Talib when he was in charge at the Buccaneers back in 2008.
However, it remains to be seen whether or not Washington are able to afford Talib this summer, given that they attempted to sign him last year only to be priced out of a move and for the corner to sign a new one-year deal with the Patriots.
It is reported that he is looking for a contract that would pay him $9-10m a season, and after recording 41 tackles and four interceptions in 13 games of action last season, he will be eager to continue to improve on his numbers.
Meanwhile, Washington are understood to also be monitoring Mitchell, a sixth-year safety, who had 66 tackles and four interceptions for the Carolina Panthers last season with sources suggesting that the two parties remain in contact ahead of Tuesday’s market opening.
The Redskins have already dedicated $11.4m to outside linebacker Brian Orakpo by designating him with the franchise tag, and after re-signing veteran DeAngelo Hall they appear to be set on bringing in quality talent to compliment what they already have.