Former Washington Redskin and Pittsburgh Steeler Ryan Clark is now a free agent and will take a trip back to Redskins Park to reacquaint himself with the Burgundy and Gold. Clark would fill a major need in the secondary, and his experience and leadership would go a long way for the Redskins. The 34-year old played the past eight seasons in Pittsburgh after beginning his career in Washington. The LSU product has recorded over 100 tackles in each of the past three seasons with the Steelers as well as 15 career interceptions.
Washington has been a bit slower than expected pulling the trigger on top cornerbacks thus far into the off-season. The Redskins are in dire need of an elite cornerback opposite of DeAngelo Hall and with Corey Graham recently signing with the Buffalo Bills, Washington must move quickly. It would not surprise Redskins fans if the team made a few moves to strengthen the secondary in the coming hours. Look for another former Redskins cornerback, Carlos Rogers, to make a return to Washington as well.
The primary issue surrounding the additions of Clark and Rogers is the age of the two players. They are 34 and 32 respectively, and although their leadership and experience would develop the younger cornerbacks, who knows if they will be able to improve the horrendous Redskins secondary.