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Steelers trade for Redskins corner Dashaun Phillips

Joe Rutter
| Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, 10:41 p.m.
Redskins defensive back Dashaun Phillips runs with the ball against the Bengals on Sunday Oct. 30, 2016.
Redskins defensive back Dashaun Phillips runs with the ball against the Bengals on Sunday Oct. 30, 2016.

The Steelers, seeking depth in the secondary, traded for Washington Redskins cornerback Dashaun Phillips on Wednesday night in exchange for center Lucas Crowley.

Phillips started two games and played in five for the Redskins in 2016. Both of his starts came as the nickel corner. He had seven tackles and a fumble recovery.

In two NFL seasons, he has played in 11 games with 14 tackles.

Crowley was added to the Steelers' roster during training camp.

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