With some time to breath before the start of training camp next month, we have the opportunity to go back and highlight some of the “under-the-radar” moves the team did since January—and trust me there have been a lot of moves if you think about it.
In February, the Redskins signed nose tackle Ron Brace. Brace, drafted in the second round (40th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft, had spent his entire four-year career with the New England Patriots.
The 6-3, 330 pound Brace (not sure how anyone could miss that) will join fellow nose tackles Barry Cofield ,Chris Neild, and Chris Baker to form a deadly quartette of stoppers in the center of the Redskins defensive line.
While Brace may not be a household name in our Nation’s Capital (yet), he is a recurring nightmare for at least once running back—Denver’s Lance Ball.
Check out this video clip of Brace forcing the pigskin out of Ball’s hands in the second quarter of a 2011 regular season matchup between the AFC foes.
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The Washington Redskins have had well-documented struggles against the salary cap this offseason, but continue to address the depth and competition along the offensive line.
In addition to retaining starting right tackle Tyler Polumbus, the Redskins injected some new blood with longtime Tampa Bay Buccaneers tackle Jeremy Trueblood.
Besides having one of the most awesome football names ever, Trueblood comes with a résumé of success dating back to his days at Boston College, continuing through his first seven years at the professional level in the Sunshine State.
It appears that a competition is a’brewing at right tackle heading into training camp, as the Redskins seek their first back-to-back division titles since the 1983-84 seasons:
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