Safety Will Redmond has agreed to re-sign with the Green Bay Packers. The 2020 season will be his third year spent with the Packers. He was drafted in the third round in 2016 by the 49ers before being released by both them and the Kansas City Chiefs.
ESPN’s Josina Anderson tweeted about the signing on Thursday.
Redmond spent time in San Francisco before being placed on injured reserve with a knee injury, then again in September of 2017, causing the Niners to waive him before he could play a single game with them. He was a part of the Chiefs’ practice squad in 2018, before being released months later.
The Packers signed him to their practice squad in September of 2018, and was promoted to the roster in December of the same year. Redmond has played in a total of 18 games with the Packers, starting in four of them. He has a career total of one pass defended and 37 combined tackles in that span.
Green Bay clearly wanted a cheap backup safety option that knows the system, and they secured that in Redmond. He may even shine if his role is extended in 2020.
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