Washington Redskins cornerback David Amerson (39). Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Are the Redskins moving David Amerson to safety?

On the Washington Redskins team page on NFL.com they list David Amerson as a free safety.  Now this could easily be a typo, but if it’s not, could this be a move the Redskins are actually going to make happen?  The Redskins have yet to sign a safety in free agency, and the only move in the secondary they’ve made is to sign cornerback Tracy Porter.

The Redskins depth at cornerback is thin even with Amerson there.  But if he’s moved to safety then the their thin depth becomes even more so.  Minus Amerson, they have DeAngelo Hall, and Porter to go along with two young prospects in Chase Minnifield and Richard Crawford.  But both Minnifield and Crawford have both had trouble staying healthy.

But if Amerson is moved to safety, then this might explain why the Redskins were still attempting to sign free agent corner Brandon Browner in addition to Tracy Porter.  There are still a few good free agent corners out there left unsigned in Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Walter Thurmond, but they both may have greater interest in other teams.

Now it’s as I said, the listing of David Amerson as a free safety could be a typo, as he’s still listed on the Redskins.com site as a cornerback.  He played well as a rookie at corner, and is projected by many to start there in 2014.  But maybe the Redskins need for a safety outweighs their need for him at corner?

I pondered the question of whether the Redskins were trying to sign Brandon Browner as a safety.  But may it’s the other way around.  They sign another corner and move Amerson to safety.  The Redskins moves over the next few days may determine the answer to this question.

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