Redskins add S Williams

Posted April 10, 2012 @ 3:29 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Updated April 10, 2012 @ 5:47 p.m. ET

The Redskins, who lost safeties LaRon Landry and O.J. Atogwe earlier in the offseason, added veteran depth at the position by agreeing to terms with free-agent FS Madieu Williams. The news was first reported by Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area. Terms and conditions of the deal have not been announced.

Williams, who is set to enter his ninth NFL season, played last season for the 49ers. He started just three games and had only nine tackles, both far below his career averages. The veteran, who played most of his career with the Bengals and Vikings, has 12 career interceptions.

A Maryland native, Williams opted to play close to home over signing with the Falcons, another team he visited.

Williams will join a Redskins safety corps that includes Bears castoff Brandon Meriweather, former Vikings converted CB Cedric Griffin and returnees Reed Doughty and DeJon Gomes.

The way we see it

Although the Redskins now have a number of bodies to plug in at safety, it's debatable as to whether any of them is good enough to start and hold his own in the NFL. As a result, you can expect the team to address the position in the upcoming draft.