Report: Redskins sign three-time Pro Bowler Donte Whitner

By Vincent Frank

Former Pro Bowl safety Donte Whitner finally has himself a new job. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, the Washington Redskins are signing the veteran to a one-year deal.

This comes one day after Whitner himself indicated on social media that he was offered a deal by both the Los Angeles Rams and Carolina Panthers.

Whitner, 31, recorded 81 tackles in 14 games for the Cleveland Browns in 2015. It was the first time in four seasons that he did not earn a trip to the Pro Bowl. That led to the Browns releasing him during the spring.

With the Redskins struggling a great deal at safety this season, it’s a move the team needed to make. Whether Whitner comes in and starts soon remains to be seen. But he’s clearly a better option than current starting strong safety David Bruton.

Heading into Week 5, Washington is yielding the third-most rushing yards in the NFL. This is definitely an area Whitner can help in immediately.