The Redskins are busy making moves at the safety position.
Earlier in the day it was reported that the Redskins signed former Pro Bowl safety Donte Whiter. Now they have signed former Jaguars safety Josh Evans to the roster and have moved David Bruton, who started the first four games of the season at strong safety, to injured reserve.
Evans was a sixth-round pick for Jacksonville in the 2013 draft. In 36 starts for the Jags, Evans piled up 145 tackles to go with five passes defensed and three fumble recoveries.
Evans has good size at 6-foot-1, 207 lbs., a trait Scot McCloughan likes in his secondary. One more thing working for Evans: versatility. He played both strong and free safety positions in Jacksonville.
Evans was out stretching with the Redskins at the start of practice and Whitner emerged from the locker room soon after practice started. Bruton going on injured reserve was first reported by the Washington Post.
Bruton left the Redskins’ game against the Browns last Sunday in the third quarter and after the game Jay Gruden announced that he was in the concussion protocol.
Earlier today it was reported that the Redskins had released DL Kendall Reyes. That created a roster spot for Whitner.