Redskins sign OT Trueblood

Redskins sign OT Trueblood
March 14, 2013, 10:15 am
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The Redskins have announced that they have signed free agent offensive lineman Jeremy Trueblood. Details of the contract are not known.

Trueblood, a 6 foot 8, 315-pound right tackle, has spent his entire seven-season NFL career with the Buccaneers. The 29-year-old was selected in the second round of the 2006 draft by Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen, who was running the Bucs at the time.

Trueblood was replaced as a starter one game into the 2012 season and was sidelined the final seven contests with a shoulder injury. He was a full-time starter for the Bucs from 2007-09 and in 2011. 

He’s the second right tackle the Redskins have targeted in free agency. Last week, the team signed 32-year-old Tony Pashos, who did not play in 2012 because of surgery on his left foot.

The moves were necessary because Washington has severed ties with oft-injured Jammal Brown and could be on the verge of losing last year’s starter, Tyler Polumbus, an unrestricted free agent who has a scheduled visit with Jacksonville on Thursday.

It’s unclear who figures to start opposite Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams on opening day in September, but, as of right now, the roster has four tackles capable of playing on the right – Trueblood, Pashos, Maurice Hurt and Tom Compton.