The Redskins finally have landed Ryan Clark.
The team has been pursuing their starting safety from 2004-2005 since shortly after the start of free agency but they have been unable to get a deal together.
According to multiple media reports, Clark has agreed to a one-year contract to return to Washington.
Clark joined the Steelers in 2006 when the Redskins let him go in favor of big-money free agent signee Adam Archuleta. He turned out to be a bust while Clark went on to Pittsburgh, and he has been the starting safety there ever since.
The safety position has been a problem area ever since Clark and the late Sean Taylor roamed the backfield. It is safe to say that the 34-year-old Clark is not a permanent solution at the safety spot but some one who can be an effective stopgap and a leader on defense.
Clark is likely to start at free safety with Brandon Meriweather starting at strong. Phillip Thomas and Bacarri Rambo, both 2013 draft picks, will serve as backups.