Everett will compete with fourth-round rookie Troy Apke for a sub-package role, Rich Tandler of NBC Sports Washington reports.
After starting eight games at strong safety last season, Everett likely will drop back to a depth role now that Montae Nicholson is healthy. The battle between Apke and Everett isn't of much interest for short-term IDP purposes, but it could be important to the Washington defense if the team hopes to use more three-safety packages this year.
Everett was slated to enter the 2018 season as a restricted free agent and the Redskins opted for an undisclosed multi-year contract following his breakout season. The 26-year-old should compete for snaps at safety with Montae Nicholson and D.J. Swearinger, annd Su'a Cravens could potentially be in the mix, as well.
Everett recorded 62 tackles (41 solo), five pass defensed and one forced fumble across 14 games this season.
Everett's season got off to a slow start after he suffered a sprained MCL in mid-September, but the 25-year-old was able to make a full recovery, logging two double-digit tackle performances in the final four weeks of the season. Washington will have a crowded secondary with Su'a Cravens expected to return to the team next season, which could leave Everett with less opportunities.
Everett recorded 11 tackles (six solo) and one pass defensed in Sunday's 30-13 loss to the Chargers.
Everett had a career day Sunday, which included season highs in tackles and defensive snaps. The 25-year-old safety has flourished over the past three weeks with Montae Nicholson (concussion) sidelined.
Everett (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.
Everett will make his first appearance since Week 4 in Kansas City. He'll return to the starting strong safety position, where he posted 14 tackles through the first four games. However, his workload may be limited since it's unclear how he'll react to his first game play in a month, so consider him a wait-and-see option.
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