A problem in 2016, the Redskins already took steps to address the safety position in 2017 by announcing that second-round rookie Su'a Cravens will move back to the secondary this fall. Cravens will help, but the team still has room to improve.
Washington started 2016 with David Bruton and DeAngelo Hall at the safety spots in 2016. Hall injured his knee and was lost for the year in Week 3, Bruton suffered a concussion and was moved to IR a few weeks later. While Hall is still under contract, with just 15 starts in the last three seasons expect a major restructuring there or it's possible the 'Skins might have to release the veteran and fan favaorite. Bruton will not be back. Hall sounded like he would be willing to rework his deal, but that remains to be seen.
That means for 2017 the 'Skins have Cravens, and questions. Duke Ihenacho is a free agent along with Donte Whitner. Will Blackmon has another year left on his deal, though with his natural position being at corner, it will be interesting to see what Washington does with the versatile defender. Deshazor Everett showed flashes when he got the chance to play safety, but he rarely played.
It wouldn't be a surprise to see Blackmon push to start next to Cravens in 2017, or if Hall is back and healthy he could reclaim that spot. Regardless, Washington will need to add players at safety. There are big money options available, but also good players like Arizona's Tony Jefferson that could be a fit at a better price tag. The team could also add via the draft, where there are plenty of options, and two players that stand out.