Washington signs veteran defensive back Bobby McCain

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The Washington Football Team signed veteran defensive back Bobby McCain to a one-year deal on Friday, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

McCain, 27, was released by the Miami Dolphins last week after the 2021 NFL draft. His release saved the Dolphins just under $6 million against the salary cap.

McCain visited Washington on Monday.

This move is the latest by Washington to improve the secondary. Earlier this offseason, Washington let cornerback Ronald Darby leave via free agency and replaced him with William Jackson III. In addition, the Football Team selected cornerback Benjamin St-Juste and safety Darrick Forrest in the NFL draft.

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McCain gives Washington a versatile defensive back who can play multiple positions. He started 23 games at free safety for Miami the last two seasons. McCain has also started games in the slot and as an outside cornerback.

Washington is likely viewing McCain as its potential starter at free safety. WFT started Troy Apke, Deshazor Everett and Jeremy Reaves all started games there last season. Reaves played well in his limited time as a starter late in the season. Apke and Everett are standouts on special teams.

McCain is entering his 7th NFL season in 2021.