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Biggers Returns With Improved Eyesight

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on March 27, 2014 – 2:23 pm

E.J. Biggers practices ball skills (Gabe Hiatt)

The Washington Redskins made a familiar investment in the secondary Thursday, re-signing the versatile E.J. Biggers.

According to the corner/safety’s Twitter account, he’ll return to Washington with upgraded vision.


Biggers is the second player to publicize news of a Lasik procedure this offseason.

Back in February, quarterback Kirk Cousins discussed his reasons for seeking laser treatment with ESPN NFL Nation’s John Keim.

“If it gets to 20-15, then there’s an obvious improvement,” Cousins told Keim. “In this league the difference between Pro Bowl and getting cut is that small.

“The more you can see out of the corner of your eye – blitzes, pass protection, open receivers – all of it is effective. When you have strong peripheral vision you can take in a lot of information at once.”


With defensive backs sometimes expected to read multiple receivers and the quarterback on the same play, Biggers could enjoy similar benefits.


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3 Responses to “Biggers Returns With Improved Eyesight”

  1. By Terry Hickman on Mar 28, 2014 | Reply

    Let’s coach up the de-backs, Safety and leave draft for O-line and wr. with rounds 2-4, then look for other holes. We have rookie safety that can play i know
    and watch doing his college years. His Name Is Thomas that right give him a chance !!!!!
    2nd year rookie of years.!!!!!!!!! That the Suprise

  2. By 172flyer on Mar 28, 2014 | Reply

    darn, you mean he could not see last year????

  3. By Gabe Hiatt on Mar 28, 2014 | Reply

    No, but he must have needed to wear contacts if he required the procedure.

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