Steelers Free Agent S Ryan Clark Signs With Redskins

Prior to playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers, safety Ryan Clark was a member of the Washington Redskins for two seasons. On Monday, Clark, an unrestricted free agent, signed a one-year contract with his former team.

Clark, who entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the New York Giants in 2002, last played for the Redskins in 2005. That following offseason, the Steelers signed him as an unrestricted free agent.

The Steelers decided to move on from Clark this offseason as they signed former Carolina Panthers free agent safety Mike Mitchell on the first day of free agency.

During his eight seasons with the Steelers, Clark started 109 regular-season games and recorded 12 interceptions to go along with four forced fumbles.

Clark had visited with the Redskins a few weeks ago and at that time it did not look like a deal was imminent. Since that time, the Panthers, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks and Baltimore Ravens were teams reported as having interest in the LSU product.

Clark signing with the Redskins prior to June 1st is good news for the Steelers as he could factor into the compensatory draft pick formula next offseason as a free agent loss dependng on how well he plays and how much playing time he receives.