Redskins to host Browner, Knighton and Cox

With former Chicago Bears defensive tackle Stephen Paea being their first reported signing on Tuesday, the NFL’s first day of free agency and the beginning of its new league year, things seem to be picking up on the second day for the Washington Redskins.

The burgundy and gold are set to receive visits from at least three free agents this week at defensive positions of need. Two will reportedly visit on Wednesday.

According to reports, former New England Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner will visit the Redskins on Thursday after meeting with the New Orleans Saints.

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Browner knows Redskins GM Scot McCloughan from their days in Seattle. McCloughan was senior personnel executive for the Seahawks from 2010-2013. Listed at 6’4″, 221 pounds, Browner joined the Seahawks in 2011 after spending four years with the CFL’s Calgary Stampeders.

He earned a Super Bowl ring the last two seasons with New England and Seattle and is physical enough to battle with big receivers in the red zone and at the point of attack.

The Redskins will also get a visit from Terrance “Pot Roast” Knighton.

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Knighton, 6’3″, 331 pounds, is durable, playing in 93 of a possible 96 regular season games since his rookie season in 2009.

His addition, along with Ricky Jean-Francois and Stephen Paea, would shore up a defensive line that badly needed an overhaul from last season.

Cornerback Perrish Cox will also get a glimpse of Redskins Park.

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Cox, 6’0″ and 190 pounds, last played with the San Francisco 49ers. He started 14 games in 2014, logging 53 tackles, five interceptions and 17 passes defended.

He was drafted in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Broncos and played two games for Seattle in 2013.

Notes: Running back Roy Helu Jr. reportedly agreed to a two-year deal with the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday. Linebacker Brian Orakpo has visits lined up with the Arizona Cardinals and Tennessee Titans, according to reports. Wide receiver Leonard Hankerson is also visiting the Atlanta Falcons.

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