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Schweigert signs with Skins, projected to start at strong safety

Updated: June 2, 2008, 4:43 PM ET
Associated Press

ASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Redskins signed free agent Stuart Schweigert on Monday, giving the team an extra option in the defensive backfield as it contemplates moving LaRon Landry from free safety to strong safety.

Schweigert is a free safety, having started 42 games in four seasons with the Oakland Raiders. He lost his starting job late last season and was released by the Raiders last month.

"It feels like a thousand-pound bear's been lifted off my chest. It's time for ...

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