Breaking down the Redskins safety depth chart for 2019
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By Ian Cummings

LANDOVER, MD – SEPTEMBER 24: Strong safety Montae Nicholson #35 of the Washington Redskins makes an interception over wide receiver Amari Cooper #89 of the Oakland Raiders in the first quarter at FedExField on September 24, 2017 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Few positions on the Redskins roster rival the quarterback position, in terms of turnover in recent years. But the safety group comes dangerously close.

The names that have churned through the Washington Redskins depth chart at safety since Sean Taylor’s untimely passing number in the dozens. From Reed Doughty to Dashon Goldson. From David Bruton to Donte Whitner. From D.J. Swearinger to Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.

This past offseason, the Redskins invested a sizable sum of money in the safety position, in an attempt to shore up the position for good. They signed former New York Giants box safety Landon Collins to a six-year, $84 million deal, perceivably locking him down from his age 25 season to his age 31 season.

Collins’ contract, however, has a potential out at the three-year mark. On the surface, this is simple financial security, something worked into all NFL contracts, more or less. But in a way, it feels like preparation. For the turnover at safety that will inevitably continue, as its done so for...



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