Redskins re-sign Jordan Pugh to bolster safety depth [updated]

Safety Jordan Pugh, left, in training camp (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Safety Jordan Pugh, left, in training camp. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Update, Weds., 10:16 a.m.

The Redskins announced the signing of safety Jordan Pugh.

Pugh played in 16 games in 2012 and ’13 for the Redskins before he was released Oct. 15.

Original post, Tuesday, 7:41 p.m.

The Washington Redskins appear poised to re-sign Jordan Pugh to improve their depth at safety for Sunday’s game at Denver.

Pugh was with the Redskins but was released when the club made a flurry of moves last week to bolster its special teams. A person familiar with the team’s planning said Tuesday the Redskins were making arrangements to re-sign Pugh. It was not immediately clear if Pugh’s return is contingent upon the NFL’s two-game suspension of Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather being upheld.

Meriweather’s appeal is scheduled to be heard Wednesday. The Redskins are permitted to sign a player to replace Meriweather on the roster during his suspension.

Also, the playing status of safety Reed Doughty is unclear this week. He suffered a concussion during Sunday’s win over the Chicago Bears at FedEx Field and would have to be cleared by an independent neurologist to practice and play.

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