Tuesday hasn’t been all about quarterbacks for the Redskins.
Mike Jones of the Washington Post and John Keim of the Washington Examiner are each reporting that the team has signed free agent safety Madieu Williams. In Tuesday’s one-liners, we shared a report that had Williams choosing between the Falcons and the Redskins for his next employer and it seems that the Redskins won that battle.
Williams was once one of the better free safeties in the league, but his play has dropped off considerably over the last couple of years. He played 15 games for the 49ers last season, starting three times, and made nine tackles. He spent his first seven years as a starter for the Bengals and Vikings, but doesn’t project to play more than a bench role at this point even with the Redskins looking to replace both of last year’s starting safeties.
The Redskins have also signed Brandon Meriweather and Cedric Griffin — who could move from cornerback — as safety options this season. Reed Doughty and DeJon Gomes are also in the mix at the moment for the Redskins.