The Washington Redskins have signed veteran safety Ryan Clark to a one-year deal. Clark and the Redskins had met earlier in the free agent process, and could not come to an agreement but now they have. Clark comes back to the Redskins after having spent eight seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Redskins have been seeking to add more help at safety, and bring in Clark in addition to having also re-signed 2013 starter Brandon Meriweather to a one-year deal as well. The Redskins still have second year players Phillip Thomas, and Bacarri Rambo to also throw into the mix at safety.
And Thomas has been mentioned recently by Redskins head coach Jay Gruden as a player who they are excited to what he can do if he can remain healthy. So if Thomas can come back to top form from his injuries, it seems he may have a good chance to start. And with Clark’s presence the Redskins will have much better options at the position.
Clark is known as one of the surest tacklers in the NFL at safety, and the Redskins had some huge issues with missed tackles on defense over the past few years. So if Clark can add some stability in that area for the Redskins, then even at age 34, his experience may be the most important asset Clark brings to the table.