Redskins sign Jamarca Sanford

AP

The Redskins saw their pass defense torn apart by the Giants last week and they’ve made a move in hopes of shoring up their secondary on Monday.

PFT has learned, via a league source, that the team has signed safety Jamarca Sanford.

Sanford started 41 games in Minnesota over the past three seasons, recording 216 tackles, two interceptions and seven forced fumbles for the Vikings. He was placed on injured reserve by the Vikings at the end of the preseason and then released off of IR early in September.

The Redskins placed safety Duke Ihenacho on injured reserve last week, leaving them with Akeem Davis and Trenton Robinson behind Ryan Clark and Brandon Meriweather at safety. Washington has given up nine touchdown passes in the first four games, so there’s room for improvement and likely a chance for Sanford to move into a prominent position if the team believes he can provide it.