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

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.

Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.



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Mark Maske · October 22, 2013