Redskins Shore Up Safeties, Sign Former Pittsburgh Steeler Tyrone Carter

The Washington Redskins have made a move to address their depth at safety following the injury to Kareem Moore by signing former Pittsburgh Steeler Tyrone Carter.

Moore sprained his MCL during Saturday's game against the Baltimore Ravens and will be replaced in the starting lineup by Reed Doughty. To make room for Carter, the team will release Chris Draft.

The 34-year old Carter, who won two championship during his time with the Steelers, can be seen as as a durable band-aid for the Redskins, as he has not missed a game since 2004. National Football Post has more:

The 5-9, 195-pound Carter should be able to pick up the concepts of Jim Haslett’s defense quickly considering the Redskins are basing much of what they are doing defensively on the schemes in Pittsburgh. Washington’s linebackers coach Lou Spanos knows Carter well having come over from the Steelers himself.

Signing someone already familiar with the 3-4 is a good move by the Skins. However, one has to hold out hope that Moore's injury is not as bad as first believed.

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