The Redskins have added depth along the defensive line with the signing of Ron Brace. The 6'3" 330 Brace was a second round pick by the New England Patriots in the 2009 draft.
Brace had 39 tackles in 39 games with the Patriots before his release in December. The 26 year old Brace started early in his career, but hasn't started since the 2010 season.
Washington has been looking for a solid backup behind starter Barry Cofield. Chris Neild was a servicable reserve during his rookie season in 2011, but missed last season due to injury. Chris Baker backed up Cofield last season, but he is an unrestricted free agent.
Cofield is small for the nose in a three man line at 318 pounds and the team would like the flexibility to slide him outside to end in passing situations. Brace has lacked proper conditioning in his career, which ultimately led to his release.