Redskins Sign Safeties Stefan McClure And Tim Scott

The Redskins have brought in a pair of safeties to the 90-man roster, as Stefan McClure and Tim Scott have been signed. They'll join their new teammates at training camp.

The Washington Redskins on Thursday announced the signings of free agent safeties Stefan McClure and Tim Scott.

In corresponding moves, the team released veteran safeties Josh Evans and Earl Wolff IV. The team also waived defensive back Lou Young III from Injured Reserve with an injury settlement.

McClure, 24, originally entered the NFL as a college free agent for the Indianapolis Colts on May 2, 2016. He was waived by the Colts last September before returning to Indianapolis’ practice squad in December.

During the preseason last year, the 5-foot-11, 205 pounder recorded three tackles in three games.

McClure attended the University of California, appearing in 37 games recording 165 tackles with 12 passes defensed, three fumble recoveries, two interceptions and a sack.

He also was the only player in school history to serve as a team captain for three seasons.

Scott, meanwhile, entered the NFL in 2015 as a college free agent signing for the Dallas Cowboys. He had two stints on Dallas’ practice squad that year before being signed to the Cleveland Browns’ practice squad.

At the University of North Carolina, the 5-foot-11, 195 pounder appeared in 50 games with 45 starts.

He finished his career with the Tar Heels collecting 212 tackles with 25 passes defensed and eight interceptions. During his senior season he led North Carolina’s defensed in tackles (72).

The two free agent signings join fellow safeties D.J. Swearinger, Su’a Cravens, DeAngelo Hall, Deshazor Everett and Fish Smithson on the 90-man roster. 

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