Redskins add former Terp and Steeler safety to pair with Landon Collins, per report

JP Finlay
NBC Sports Washington

The Redskins added another major piece to their secondary by signing safety Sean Davis on Wednesday, according to multiple reports.

A second-round pick of the Steelers in 2016, Davis missed most of the 2019 season with a shoulder injury. Prior to that he started 41 games for Pittsburgh and was largely durable.

A freak athlete that used the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine to vault up draft boards, Davis has size and speed that can pair well with Redskins strong safety Landon Collins.

Signing with the Redskins gives Davis a chance to come home. He played in college at the University of Maryland and went to high school in D.C.

He also can play multiple roles, some cornerback or both safety spots, if needed. Bringing in Davis continues a trend of positional versatility being a targeted attribute to start the Ron Rivera era.

Reports show that Davis' deal is one year for up to $5 million.

It gives the 26-year-old safety a chance to prove he's healthy and an NFL difference-maker. If it works, the 2021 offseason could prove quite lucrative as a free agent.

On the Redskins roster, the arrival of Davis could spell trouble for Troy Apke or Montae Nicholson. Apke has barely played beyond special teams and was a project pick by the former regime. Nicholson has flashed some talent but also undisciplined play and serious off-field baggage.

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