The Washington Redskins on Sunday evening hosted veteran cornerback Quentin Jammer as they continue to search for solutions to upgrade their secondary, three people with knowledge of the situation confirmed, though two of them said it didn’t seem like the Redskins were on the verge of signing him immediately.
Jammer, an 11-year veteran who turns 34 in June, has spent his entire career with the San Diego Chargers. He remains an unrestricted free agent.
The Redskins have tried in vain to add another established veteran defensive back to the roster since the start of free agency. They signed former Tampa Bay Buccaneer E.J. Biggers, but the four-year veteran has served as a full-time starter only once in his career.
Washington failed in its attempts to sign both Aqib Talib and Antoine Winfield since free agency began in March. Talib opted to re-sign with New England, and Winfield chose Seattle over the Redskins and the Minnesota Vikings.
The 6-foot, 204-pound Jammer has 719 career tackles and 21 interceptions. Jammer recorded 64 tackles and three interceptions last season, but he struggled with consistency in coverage, yielding 34 first-down catches (sixth most among veteran corners on the market this year) and eight touchdown receptions (third most), according to ProFootballFocus.
He has spent his career at cornerback, but it’s possible that the Redskins could convert him to a free safety, where they have a glaring need. Jammer played safety at the University of Texas before converting to cornerback in the NFL.
The fifth overall pick of the 2002 draft, Jammer played in San Diego under former Chargers general manager A.J. Smith, whom the Redskins hired this year as a front-office consultant.
Grant Paulsen of 106.7 The Fan first reported Washington’s meeting with Jammer.