Redskins Sign Veteran S Donte Whitner


The Washington Redskins are signing veteran S Donte Whitner to a contract on Wednesday, according to Ian Rapoport.

The Redskins brought Whitner in for a workout on Tuesday but a report mentioned that he wasn’t being signed to a contract. However, Washington released DE Kendell Reyes this morning, which freed up a roster spot for Whitner.

Whitner, 31, is a former first-round pick of the Bills back in 2006. After five years with the Bills, Whitner signed on with the 49ers and later joined the Browns in 2014.

He was in the third year of his four-year, $28 million contract when he was cut loose by the Browns back in April.

In 2015, Whitner appeared in 14 games and recorded 81 tackles, 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble, no interceptions and four pass defenses for the Browns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 24 safety out of 89 qualifying players.

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