The Washington Redskins were active today on the third day of free agency, signing RT Jeremy Trueblood, a 6'8" and 320 right tackle who was benched and then injured in 2012 in Tampa Bay, where he finished the season on injured reserve.
The Redskins also re-signed backup LB Bryan Kehl, a move that became necessary when the team lost LB Lorenzo Alexander to the Arizona Cardinals yesterday. The signing was first announced by AM 980, the radio station owned by Redskins owner Dan Snyder.
Kehl can back up at multiple linebacker positions, like Alexander, and will almost certainly be asked to make up for some, though not all, of the special teams contributions lost when Alexander signed elsewhere.
Trueblood is a huge man whose strength is run-blocking, but he started only one game in 2012 before being benched and later went on injured reserve. His last full season, in 2011, was a poor one and he did not play well in 2010 either. In fact, I haven't seen Trueblood play well since 2008-9, which is ages ago by NFL standards.
In other words, Trueblood would have to turn his career around to get back up to starting-caliber playing status, but considering the salary cap situation the Redskins are in and the moves they hope to make at cornerback and, hopefully, retain TE Fred Davis, Trueblook was probably the best they could afford.