The Redskins filled their void at strong safety by agreeing to terms with two-time Pro Bowler Brandon Meriweather on Thursday, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed.
Meriweather agreed to a two-year deal worth $6 million, multiple outlets reported.
He made the Pro Bowl as a member of the New England Patriots after the 2009 and 2010 seasons, but he didn’t survive New England’s final cuts last summer.
Meriweather, 28, landed in Chicago and had 32 tackles in 11 games (four starts).
New England drafted him 24th overall in 2007 out of the University of Miami.
The Redskins’ agreement with Meriweather strengthens the probability that incumbent strong safety LaRon Landry will be allowed to depart in free agency.