Friday, March 16, 2012

Redskins Boost Secondary

The past 24 hours have been one where the Redskins really focused on improving their secondary. The additions of safety Brandon Meriweather and cornerback Cedric Griffin should help.

Meriweather joins the Redskins following stints with the Patriots and Bears. He signed a 2-year contract worth $6 million.

Today, as reported by Josina Anderson, the Redskins signed Cedric Griffin, formerly of the Vikings, to a 1-year deal worth $2.5 million.

Meriweather, a first round pick in 2007 of the Patriots, is expected to fill the void that will more than likely be left by LaRon Landry at safety. In his first four seasons with the Patriots, he never missed a game and had 263 tackles with 12 interceptions.

Many question his maturity as he has shown a bit of an attitude problem in the past.

Griffin, a second round pick in 2006 of the Vikings, could play either safety or cornerback. He has been a reliable player for the Vikings by playing in every game of the season except in 2006 and 2010. He has accumulated 379 tackles with 8 interceptions.

After losing OJ Atogwe and since they will most likely be losing LaRon Landry, these are two good signings by the Redskins. I would, however, like to see them sign a couple of offensive linemen in the near future.

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