Ben Standig of Breaking Burgundy reports that the Redskins actually signed S Josh Evans to a two-year contract a few weeks ago when they added him to their roster and placed S Donte Whitner on injured reserve.
This means that Evans is under contract for the 2017 season and will get an opportunity to compete for a roster spot this summer.
Evans, 25, is a former sixth-round pick of the Jaguars back in 2013. He was in the final year of his four-year, $2.289 million contract and set to make a base salary of $675,000 for the 2016 season when the Jaguars elected to cut him loose coming out of the preseason.
The Redskins signed Evans to contract back in October but later cut him loose to make room for RB Mack Brown. Washington brought him back for their Week 17 game.
In 2016, Evans appeared in two games for the Redskins and recorded one tackle and no interceptions.