Redskins sign Donte Whitner

With injuries devastating their secondary, the Washington Redskins responded today by signing free agent safety Donte Whitner.

Whitner last played in 2015 with last week’s opponent, the Cleveland Browns. Whitner accounted for 58 tackles, 1.5 sacks and 1 forced fumble with the Browns, who released him in April, two years into a four-year contract.

Washington is the fourth team for Whitner, who began his career as the 8th overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills.

Whitner has played in three Pro Bowls in his 10-year career.

The Skins are missing safety DeAngelo Hall, who tore his ACL and his out for the season. In addition, safety David Bruton, Jr. was injured in the Browns win and has been ineffective this season.


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