Wednesday afternoon, NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported that former Steelers safety Sean Davis has agreed to sign with the Redskins.
Davis started all but one game in his first three NFL seasons with the Steelers, but a torn labrum in the second game of the season last year forced Davis to go on injured reserve and prompted Pittsburgh to pursue All-Pro free safety Minkah Fitzpatrick from the Dolphins. Fitzpatrick’s versatility and play-making ability helped the Steelers become a top-5 defense by season’s end.
Ray Fittipaldo, who covers the Steelers, joined Thursday’s The Doc and Galdi Show on The Team 980/95.9 FM to shed light some more light on why things didn’t pan out in Pittsburgh for the University of Maryland product.
“They asked Sean to play slot corner for the first half of his rookie season, and then midway through 2016, he went back to safety. In 2017, they had him play strong. In 2018, they had him play free. He played three different positions for the Steelers and he just never really found a home,” Fittipaldo stated. “Hopefully, in Washington, he can stick in one spot and gain some traction in his career again.”
However, Fittipaldo did offer some insight as to where he thinks Davis could optimize his talent in Washington.
“I think he’s best sitting back there playing centerfield, playing two-deep,” Fittipaldo suggested.
Doc and Galdi deem that Montae Nicholson, who has been the starting free safety for the Redskins, will have someone pushing him this offseason for that starting free safety spot.