The Redskins are signing safety Josh Evans, a source tells Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle (on Twitter). Evans joins a Redskins’ secondary that has lost both David Bruton and DeAngelo Hall to injury. Evans is currently on the practice field with Washington, so it would appear that his deal is official.
Evans auditioned for the Redskins late last month and apparently made a good impression on team brass. Cut by Jacksonville before the 53-man deadline, Evans played a significant role during his three years with the Jaguars. He appeared in 47 of a possible 48 regular-season games and tallied 36 starts, with at least 11 coming in each individual campaign.
Evans, 25, amassed 201 tackles – including a career-high 90 in 2014 – with the Jags. For his performance last season, he ranked just 77th among Pro Football Focus’ 89 qualified safeties.
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