49ers DT Justin Smith retires after 14 seasons
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Rotowire: Mar 13 / 7:37a ET
News: Culliver will sign a four-year, $32 million contract with the Redskins, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
Impact: The Redskins have been pretty busy in free agency, and they finally addressed their most obvious need. Culliver isn't a shutdown corner or an IDP standout, but he'll represent a major upgrade for the leaky Washington secondary. After suffering a torn ACL in 2013, the 26-year-old corner bounced back to have a career year in 2014, finishing with 45 tackles, four interceptions and 15 passes defensed in 14 games. Culliver is a lock to start for the Redskins.
StatsLLC: Mar 13 / 12:00a ET
News: Culliver has joined the Washington Redskins, leaving the San Francisco 49ers after four years marked by off-field issues.
Impact: In his first two seasons, Culliver was usually used as San Francisco's third cornerback. He missed the 2013 season with a torn ACL in his left knee. He drew attention for anti-gay remarks made during Super Bowl media day in 2013, and for an arrest in March 2014 on suspicion of felony hit-and-run and reckless driving.