Nearly a week into free agency, the Washington Redskins have yet to fill one of their most pressing needs: safety.

The Redskins entered free agency hoping to upgrade at free safety and strong safety but elected not to engage in bidding wars for the top players on the market. Washington’s starters in 2013, Brandon Meriweather and Reed Doughty, are free agents.

The team hosted veteran Ryan Clark on Thursday, but he left Redskins Park without a deal and on Friday it appeared talks had not progressed.

On Saturday, a person with knowledge of the situation said that Clark’s asking price exceeds the amount that Washington officials wanted to pay for the aging defensive back.

Leading up to free agency, a person within the organization said that Meriweather returning remained a possibility. But as of Saturday night, there was no indication that the team had engaged in serious discussions with Meriweather’s camp regarding a new deal.