The New England Patriots want to re-sign cornerback Aqib Talib before the start of free agency on Tuesday, according to the Boston Globe.
But if no deal is reached, the Washington Redskins have shown interest in Talib and will try to sign him if he becomes a free agent, USA Today reported.
The Redskins ranked 30th in pass defense in 2012, and on Monday they released cornerback DeAngelo Hall.
Redskins general manager Bruce Allen drafted Talib when he was with Tampa Bay, and Redskins defensive backs coach Raheem Morris was Talib's head coach with the Buccaneers for three seasons.
However, Washington must do some maneuvering to get under the cap for the coming year.
Talib played four games for the Bucs in 2012 before being acquired by the Patriots in a trade. He was suspended for four games during the season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. He then played six games for the Patriots, including five starts, during the regular season.