Possible fixes for the Redskins at safety, via the draft or free agency
Cowboys SS Barry Church - free agent
Church would help the Redskins at safety, and he might not break the bank. Add in that Washington would be taking him away from a division rival - helping themselve s and hurting the competition. In 12 starts in 2016, Church grabbed two interceptions to go with a forced fumble and 85 tackles. An undrafted player in 2010, Church has worked his way to the defensive captain of the Dallas Cowboys. If that doesn't scream 'football player', as Scot McCloughan is known to covet, nothing does.
UConn FS Obi Melifonwu - possible draft pick
Great size and length at safety, measuring 6-foot-4, Obi Melifonwu turned a lot of heads at the Senior Bowl. The kind of prospect that gets so much "under the radar" buzz that he becomes very on the radar. He led the Huskies with 116 tackles in 2016, not to mention he grabbed four interceptions and three passes defensed. With his size and speed, expect Melifonwu to be a combine star, and his draft stock will rise accordingly. Projections currently place him in the third round, but that could creep higher.
Kansas City Chiefs FS Eric Berry - free agent
UPDATE: Off the market, re-signed with Chiefs. -- This seems unlikely for Washington, as signing Berry will likely require a ton of cash. Outside of the Josh Norman signing, the front office headed by Scot McCloughan and Bruce Allen has not handed out large contracts like previous Redskins administrations. That being said, the team did pay up for Norman, so perhaps there is some thought to open up the coffers for Berry, an elite player. He has made it clear he will not play on a franchise tag, so he should hit free agency, though the Chiefs are expected to try and retain his services. In 2016, Berry made 77 tackles and four interceptions, two of which he ran back for scores.
Jacksonville Jaguars S Johnathan Cyprien - free agent
Rated as a Top 5 safety by Pro Football Focus, Johnathan Cyprien played well in 2016, accumlating 126 tackles and a sack. A durable option, he started all 16 games for the Jags, and is a strong finisher against the run. A true strong safety, Cyprien might not be the best option for Washington as they look to move Su'a Cravens to safety this fall.
Ohio State S Malik Hooker - possible draft pick
When Malik Hooker declared for the NFL Draft, few thought he would be available to the Redskins with the 17th pick. Expectations were for Hooker to go Top 10, maybe Top 5, but news emerged that he needs surgery for a labrum injury as well as a hernia, will miss four to six months of preparation, including the Combine. That increases the possibility that the Buckeyes playmaker could be there for Washington at 17, but after basically a lost rookie season from 2016 first-round pick Josh Doctson, will the 'Skins roll the dice?
Arizona Cardinals S Tony Jefferson - free agent
A knee injury ended Tony Jefferson's 2016 season, but reports show that he is expected to fully recover and should be fine for offseason workouts. A grinder, Jefferson went undrafted out of Oklahoma and was signed by the Cardinals in 2013. In four seasons since, he has made 220 tackles and started 31 games, emerging as a sturdy force in the secondary for a strong Arizona defense. A true free safety, Jefferson could pair with Su'a Cravens to form a young nucleus at the safety positions for the Redskins. What's more, Jefferson is young at 25 and won't command the major money that Berry will in free agency.