Update: The Redskins announced Wednesday morning that they have signed Pugh.
Possibly facing a shortage at safety at possibly the worst time, the Washington Redskins are looking to bring back a familiar face to bolster the position.
The Redskins will look to bring back safety Jordan Pugh, according to the Washington Post. The Redskins released Pugh just last week but that was before Reed Doughty suffered a concussion against the Bears on Sunday and Brandon Meriweather faced suspension for two illegal hits in that game.
The Redskins will need to have all defensive hands on deck on Sunday when they go to Denver to face the aerial show put on by Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.
Pugh had only played six snaps on defense this year but he had a larger role when Meriweather was out for almost all of the 2012 season. He played about a quarter of the defensive snaps (301 of 1,186) as part of a three-man rotation at strong safety.
Meriweather is appealing his two-game suspension today and we should learn of his fate at some point during the day. If the suspension stands, or if it is reduced to one game, Pugh could be signed to take Meriweather’s roster spot. If the suspension is overturned the Redskins would have to release a player if they still want to bring Pugh in.