Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 6/17/12
The Redskins lost 2 former starters at safety this offseason in LaRon Landry and OJ Atogwe and they have brought in several safeties in the offseason to try to fill the two starting spots. They brought in Madieu Williams, Tanard Jackson, and Brandon Meriweather. Meriweather is a two time former Pro Bowler who has struggled mightily over the last 2 seasons with New England and Chicago. Tanard Jackson used to be one of the most promising young safeties in the league before missing an entire season with a substance related suspension. Madieu Williams was a starter in Minnesota as recently as 2010, but playing sparingly as a reserve last season in San Francisco. According to the Washington Post, Brandon Meriweather is locked in at strong safety, while Madieu Williams is the favorite to start at free safety. Other safeties in the mix for the two spots are Reed Doughty, who struggled last season in a few spot starts, and DeJon Gomes, their top reserve at the position last year. Whatever h...
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