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With Brandon Meriweather Out, Redskins Sign Jordan Pugh

The free safety, who played in three of the Redskins’ first five games, was brought back after being released a week ago to make room for additional special teams contributors.

BY ZAC BOYER

ASHBURN – The Redskins announced Wednesday morning they have re-signed free safety Jordan Pugh, who was released by the team a week ago.

Pugh, in his fourth season out of Texas A&M, played in three of the Redskins’ first five games this season before being waived in favor of free safety Trenton Robinson. He played his only six snaps on defense in the Redskins’ victory over the Raiders on Sept. 29.

The signing comes as the Redskins prepare for the possibility of missing Brandon Meriweather for the next two games. Meriweather was suspended by the league on Monday through Nov. 3 for repeated hits to the head and neck, including two personal fouls in the Redskins’ victory over the Bears on Sunday.

Meriweather was transferred to the reserve/suspended list on Tuesday, freeing up the roster spot for Pugh.

Strong safety Reed Doughty left Sunday’s game after experiencing a concussion, while the Redskins have three other safeties on the roster – Robinson, rookie Bacarri Rambo and Jose Gumbs.

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