Former Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick signs two-year deal with Redskins


Cornerback Orlando Scandrick didn't take long in finding a new home after requesting and being granted his release from the Dallas Cowboys.

The 31-year-old Scandrick was a fifth-round pick by the Cowboys in 2008 and had eight interceptions in 125 games.

With exception of 2015, Scandrick has played in at least 11 games in every year of his National Football League career.

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The Cowboys designated Scandrick a post-June 1 release which will give the team $3 million in salary cap space after June 1.

FRISCO, Texas (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys have released 10-year veteran cornerback Orlando Scandrick, another move toward getting younger in the secondary. In ten seasons with the 'Boys, Scandrick started 69 games - but just 21 the last three seasons as he's dealt with injury issues.

The Cowboys had some interest in keeping Scandrick as an insurance policy but it was clear they were committed to a youth movement at cornerback with 2017 rookies Chidobe Awuzie, Jourdan Lewis and Xavier Woods. The Cowboys also intend to move Byron Jones back to cornerback in 2018 after he started the past two seasons at safety. It marked the first time since 2012 that he did not record an interception, a forced fumble and a sack in a season in which he played at least one game. Reports were that he asked for a release before free agency began, but received the designation on Saturday.