He’s Back!!

Washington Commanders

After eight long years, Ryan Clark has returned to the Washington Redskins on a one-year deal. While his play on the field should be a marked improvement, his leadership is invaluable, and the Redskins defense just got a whole lot smarter, and a lot more mature.

Most Redskin fans remember – with chagrin – that Clark went on to experience great success when he left Washington. He spent eight seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he roamed the secondary, smacking heads. He registered over 100 tackles twice, including 102 last year when he was also a team captain.

He’s a good fit for the Redskins for multiple reasons – he’s savvy, he’s still able to play effectively – especially in run support – and he has the added caveat of being able to mentor young safeties Bacarri Rambo and Phillip Thomas. He also comes from a defense that is very similar to the one he joins in Washington, and so the learning curve should be smaller.

While others seem to be waxing poetic about whether or not Clark can still perform at a high level, one Redskin fan finds himself particularly sated today – I love the move – and my sense of balance seems to be slightly restored.

Ryan Clark should have never been allowed to leave. It’s good to have him back.

He thinks so too…

Twitter was rife with congratulations for Clark from all kinds of players both present and past:

He will be wearing number 25.

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