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On an improved defense last season, the Washington Redskins' safety play was still a weak link.
Strong side starter LaRon Landry never truly recovered from the Achilles injury that ended his 2010 season prematurely, and newcomer Oshiomogho Atogwe was often ailing and wasn't the playmaker he had been during his best years with the St. Louis Rams.
Exit Landry and Atgowe. Enter free agents Brandon Meriweather, Madieu Williams and Tanard Jackson.
The 28-year-old Meriweather was a Pro Bowl player in New England in 2009 and 2010. He was let go by the Patriots last summer and not re-signed by Chicago this winter because of his often undisciplined style.
The 30-year-old Williams, a seven-year regular with Cincinnati and Minnesota, was a backup last year in San Francisco and might no longer be considered starter material by many teams.
The 27-year-old Jackson was suspended twice for a total of 20 games for multiple failed drug tests while with Tampa Bay, which cut him in April.
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Tim Hightower, Roy Helu Jr. and Evan Royster are three outstanding, young backs each with their own talent to boast.
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