Jordan Pugh’s second stint with the Redskins did not last nearly as long as his first.
Pugh was released today, a move that has been expected since the NFL cut Brandon Meriweather’s suspension from two games down to one. The Redskins signed Pugh to take Meriweather’s roster spot and when the starting free safety was reinstated there was no room for Pugh.
Pugh was a member of the Redskins for 20 games from 2012 until he was released after the Week 6 game against the Cowboys. After a week of unemployment, the Redskins summoned him again after Meriweather was suspended. Now he’s back on the street.
Ironically, he had more interceptions in his most recent stint with the Redskins than he did with his first one. Pugh picked off an Peyton Manning pass on Sunday after having no interceptions the first time around.
When Pugh was signed, he was asked if he was concerned that his job likely would last only as long as Meriweather was on the shelf.
“I really haven't thought about it,” He said. “I want to play my game. They brought me back for a reason so the opportunity's here and I want to take full advantage of it.”
It would not be surprising at all to see Pugh back in burgundy and gold at some point in the future.