Reed Doughty Bids Farewell to the Redskins
Veteran safety Reed Doughty has been a Redskins player since he was drafted in 2006, the pick used in the 6th round (173rd overall) to draft Doughty was traded to Washington by the NY Jets, for Redskins quarterback Patrick Ramsey.
Doughty was never a “game changer” but in fact was a good fill-in at strong safety and was a dependable special teams player for eight years. The Redskins have clearly moved in a different direction as it pertains to Reed Doughty’s playing position and a quick look at the post he made on Instagram will tell you reality has set in.
Last week in the #DMV. Headed to CO when the kids get out of school. Been a good 8 yr run with the @redskins. Want to thank the Redskins organization, especially HOF coach Joe Gibbs. He valued character, hardwork and special teams. He believed in me enough to take a chance on me and draft me. Thanks to my family, friends, coaches, teammates, fans, trainers, equipment managers, and all the people inside the redskins building who I have interacted with for 8 yrs. thanks to the people at @VSI_spinemd and @thevtfc for getting me healthy after I thought my career was over prematurely. Most of all I am thankful for the relationships I have built over the last 8 yrs. thanks to my church @cfcwired and our small group bible study. This group has encouraged me and my family, prayed for us, and have become lifelong friends. God never ceases to amaze me. I pray that my life will be a living testimony of his faithfulness, mercy, grace and love. Whether I continue on my NFL journey or transition into a new career, I am thankful. I have my best friend, my wife Katie Deters Doughty, to share life with and raise our boys together. God Bless!
Doughty spent eight seasons as a Redskin and played in 107 games, starting 54. He added 336 tackles with 170 assisted tackles, 3.5 sacks and 3 interceptions.