The Washington Redskins signed free agent Stuart Schweigert yesterday. You probably haven’t heard of him because he played for the Raiders, but he was a starter there until last year. He’s apparently thrilled to leave the Raiders, and rightfully so. “It feels like a thousand-pound bear’s been lifted off my chest,” Schweigert said. He probably should have simply asked Warren Sapp to get off him, but I can understand why he’d want to leave the Raiders.
In four years, Schweigert has accumulated 316 tackles and 4 interceptions. This is hardly anything to get too excited about, but he’ll add depth to a position that needs it. Sean Taylor‘s death was a terrible blow on so many levels, and nobody is going to ask people to fill his shoes, but someone has to start now that he’s gone. It’s always good to have more options.