On 911, Redskins add a patriot

On 911, Redskins add a patriot
September 11, 2012, 3:21 pm
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By Michael Huberman

Normally practice squad moves dont garner much attention, but on Tuesday the Redskins made a patriotic addition to their squad. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Redskins have added Navy grad and former New England Patriots fullback Eric Kettani to their practice squad.

Kettani played at Navy from 2005-2008, where he rushed for more than 2,000 yards. Kettani was then signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent after the 2009 NFL Draft. After being placed on the militaryreserve list, Kettani was added to the Patriots practice squad last year. However soon after joining the practice squad, Kettani was called to active duty in the Navy and reported to the USS Klakring in Jacksonville, Florida.

After a lengthy appeal process, Kettani was finally cleared in April to pursue a football career on a permanent basis. While he made the initial Patriots practice squad, he was released last week in favor of fullback James Develin.

With Chris Cooleys release and Darrel Young as the only fullback on the Redskins active roster, the team looks to be bringing in the 25-year-old Kettani to the mix. It seems fitting that today on 911, the Redskins have added a real patriot.