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Reed Doughty thanks Redskins for his eight seasons with club


In a message on Instagram, unrestricted free agent safety Reed Doughty thanked the Redskins for his eight-season stint with the franchise from 2006 through 2013, thus seemingly indicating that his time with the club appears to be at a close.

“Whether I continue on my NFL journey or transition into a new career, I am thankful,” Doughty wrote in the message, which first came to our attention in a story by Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post.

A sixth-round pick of Washington in 2006, the 31-year-old Doughty has played 107 regular season games for Washington, making 54 starts. He has notched 506 tackles and intercepted three passes in his pro career.

In his statement, Doughty thanked the club’s fans, and he also thanked former Redskins coach Joe Gibbs for the opportunity to play for Washington.

“He valued character, hardwork and special teams. He believed in me enough to take a chance on me and draft me,” Doughty said. 

Doughty has been unsigned since the beginning of the new league year in March. Washington has added ex-Steeler Ryan Clark to a safety corps that includes a pair of 2013 draft picks (Bacarri Rambo, Phillip Thomas) as well as the recently reinstated Tanard Jackson.

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24 Responses to “Reed Doughty thanks Redskins for his eight seasons with club”
  1. aceakking says: Jun 4, 2014 5:32 PM

    Change the name.

  2. kneelbeforesod says: Jun 4, 2014 5:34 PM

    I always though Reed Doughty sounded like the name of a character on Gunsmoke – or Bonanza.

  3. kneelbeforesod says: Jun 4, 2014 5:35 PM


  4. newdayintampabay says: Jun 4, 2014 5:47 PM

    Miss you bro. Thanks for the memories.

    – Andre Johnson

  5. thestrategyexpert says: Jun 4, 2014 5:48 PM

    But how do you feel about the team name? That is my only question.

  6. chrisswitzer2189 says: Jun 4, 2014 5:50 PM

    decent back up

  7. stunzeed5 says: Jun 4, 2014 6:11 PM

    Quality backup for the WASHINGTON REDSKINS #HTTR4LIFE

    Thx Reed!

  8. rufustfireflyjr says: Jun 4, 2014 6:31 PM

    Doughty parlayed his rather limited physical gifts (in NFL terms) into a very respectable eight year career with guts, effort and determination. That deserves our respect and admiration.

  9. thrstr says: Jun 4, 2014 6:36 PM

    solid safety, thanks for your years with the REDSKINS.

  10. mcconne77 says: Jun 4, 2014 6:56 PM

    Nice career for a 6th round draft pick!


    NEVER change the name!

  11. rg3sus says: Jun 4, 2014 7:15 PM

    Best fundamental football player you could ask for. Simply was y that physically gifted. Great guy and hope he comes back as a backup.

  12. dirtydrynn27 says: Jun 4, 2014 8:08 PM

    Love you Reed! The name ain’t changing so give it up haters!

  13. koolrepetoire says: Jun 4, 2014 8:09 PM

    Reeeeeeeeeeeeed. Limited but reliable. Stop hatin’.

  14. scopolamine9 says: Jun 4, 2014 8:10 PM


  15. channer81 says: Jun 4, 2014 8:45 PM

    For those who don’t know, he was the guy who replaced Sean Taylor.

  16. sidepull says: Jun 4, 2014 9:58 PM

    When ST died Reed stepped up his game that year knowing what a challenge was laid before him. Great team player.

  17. rmcnulty234 says: Jun 4, 2014 10:18 PM

    Class act, your a perfect fit for ESPN or NFL Network

  18. ashure71 says: Jun 5, 2014 8:14 AM

    I have nothing but respect for Reed!! He had the misfortune of having to take the spot of Sean Taylor as a starter. He conducted himself as a professional his entire stint as a Redskin. I hope he does get picked up by someone else.

    Good luck Reed, you’ll always be a Redskin to me!!

  19. walter0247 says: Jun 5, 2014 8:42 AM

    He wasn’t starting material at all.

    It always seemed like when he was starting I was yelling at my TV telling him to get off the field.

  20. baddegg says: Jun 5, 2014 9:26 AM

    He was a solid back up for the Redskins. Was never going to be a star but he filled in admirably when called and also played special teams.

    Personally with the state of the secondary, I would try to resign him if possible. He’s a good hand who has never let you down.

  21. baddegg says: Jun 5, 2014 9:30 AM

    PS…I would rather have Reed than Tanard Jackson. I can see keeping Rambo and Thomas to see if they’ll develop into something but Jackson is probably going to do something to get booted again. With Reed, at least you’d have a solid hand for backup, spot duty, and special teams. One other thing about Reed…at least he can tackle.

  22. koolrepetoire says: Jun 5, 2014 10:35 PM

    Do you remember his playoff game against Seattle 2 seasons ago? He spied Russell Wilson all game.

  23. firesnyder says: Jun 6, 2014 10:19 AM

    Thanks Reed. You were a stud against the run, but had trouble against the pass. I always liked you anyway. You handled everything with class and professionalism 🙂

  24. wildbill1952 says: Dec 9, 2014 5:10 PM

    With the state of the secondary, Reed is really missed now. At least he always knew where he was supposed to be on the filed. Too bad he isn’t around to coach some of the others.

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