The Redskins on Monday signed safety Jordan Pugh to replace Jordan Bernstine, who will miss the rest of the season with multiple torn ligaments in his knee.
Pugh (5-11, 210) was recently waived by the Carolina Panthers after two seasons with the club that drafted him in the sixth round out of Texas A&M. He played in 27 games with three starts for Carolina. He had 22 tackles, one interception, three passes defended and a forced fumble.
Pugh appeared in 27 games with three starts for the Panthers. In his two seasons (2010-11), he amassed 22 tackles, one interception, three passes defensed and one forced fumble. Pugh also periodically handled kick return duties during his time with the Panthers, totaling 269 yards on 11 returns with a long of 32 yards.
Bernstine, a seventh-round rookie safety out of Iowa, tore the ACL, MCL and PCL in his right knee while covering a kickoff in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s win over New Orleans.
“Thanks to everyone who’s supporting me & keeping me in their prayers,” Bernstine tweeted. “I appreciate it. Everything will be ok. It’ll only make me stronger.”