Following up on Talib, Redskins

The Patriots hope to re-sign cornerback Aqib Talib, and the Redskins are one of the teams they are competing against to do so. Here is a snapshot look at where things stand with the Redskins, per the Washington Post's Mike Jones and Mark Maske:

The Redskins weren’t abandoning all hope of meeting at least one need in free agency. Washington remained in the running Tuesday evening to sign free agent cornerback Aqib Talib, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.

That person provided no details on the deliberations other than indicating the Redskins still have a chance to sign Talib, who finished last season with the New England Patriots and formerly played for Redskins secondary coach Raheem Morris with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

However, another person with knowledge of the Redskins’ situation said it appears the team will have a difficult time fitting a contract for Talib beneath the salary cap. That person said the Redskins would like to sign Talib but “do not have enough cash.”