Report: Greg Toler Signs with Washington Redskins
According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, Indianapolis Colts free agent cornerback Greg Toler is visiting the Washington Redskins on Wednesday:
The 8-year veteran cornerback is coming off a season in which he started in 10 games for the Colts, recording 51 tackles, 10 passes deflected, and a forced fumble.
However, after 3 seasons of injury plagued and inconsistent play in Indianapolis, the Colts are highly unlikely to re-sign the 31 year old cornerback at this juncture.
Toler struggled mightily last season, as he was rated as ProFootballFocus (subscription) 106th best cornerback with a +35.9 grade overall among 111 qualifying players at the position.
Instead, the Colts opted to sign free agent cornerback Patrick Robinson to a 3-year, $14 million deal–who will assuredly start on the outside along with Vontae Davis.
Still, the NFL is a passing league and despite coming off an ineffective season, cornerbacks with proven starting experience are generally held at a premium. Toler has 47 career starts in his career with both the Arizona Cardinals and Indianapolis Colts.
He’s visiting a familiar face in Washington too, as their new linebackers coach Greg Manusky was the Colts defensive coordinator this past season. Manusky likely knows better than anyone Toler’s ability.
At times, Toler showed exceptional ability in man coverage (especially against the Denver Broncos); however, he’s also shown a great propensity to give up the big play during his Indianapolis tenure.
Update (8:23 PM EST): Toler has reportedly signed with the Washington Redskins: