The Redskins had the #2 priority on the waiver list due to their record in 2013, and they have reportedly used it today. Multiple reports are confirming that SS Duke Ihenacho has been claimed by the Redskins. Ihenacho spent the last two seasons with the Denver Broncos after going undrafted out of San Jose State in 2012. Last season Ihenacho started 14 of 16 regular season games, and all of the playoff games including the Super Bowl. He recorded 73 tackles, 3 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, and 6 passes defended. Ihenacho is strong in special teams and vs the run, but could be a liability in coverage.
The Redskins have been struggling at safety for years. This year, they chose to not re-sign Reed Doughty, cut an injured Phillip Thomas, and their starting SS Brandon Meriweather has been suspended for the first two games of the season. That leaves Ryan Clark as the starter at FS, and backup Bacarri Rambo projected to start at SS.
The Redskins will reportedly try to get Akeem Davis on the practice squad, and Ihenacho will take his spot on the roster.
Source says Akeem Davis to the practice squad after the Redskins claimed S Duke Ihenacho— John Keim (@john_keim) August 31, 2014