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The Redskins never got settled at safety last season, and now they have expiring contracts to deal with.

February 08, 2017

The Redskins never got settled at safety last season, and now they have expiring contracts to deal with. Duke Ihenacho and Donte Whitner—both quality run supporters but vulnerable pass defenders—may not be re-signed. DeAngelo Hall’s deal is up after the 2017 season; considering that he’s 33 and coming off a right-ACL injury, Washington may take the $4.25 million in cap savings (against $813,000 in dead money) to dump him. Converted corner Will Blackmon is worth keeping, but he’s also in the final year of his deal. If intriguing ’16 second-round pick Su’a Cravens is earmarked to play more linebacker—he did so mostly in sub packages as a rookie—the Redskins could need two new starting safeties.

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