Reports: Ryan Clark agrees to terms with Redskins

Reports: Ryan Clark agrees to terms with Redskins
March 31, 2014, 6:30 pm
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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.