Kehl's knee is better but his future with Skins is uncertain

Kehl's knee is better but his future with Skins is uncertain
February 26, 2014, 12:30 pm
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Redskins special teams standout Bryan Kehl is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn ACL but has not discussed a contract extension with the team, according to a source.

Kehl will become an unrestricted free agent March 11. He earned $740,000 on a one year contract last season.

The 29-year-old hurt his left knee in Dallas last October while attempting tackle Dwayne Harris on a punt return that resulted in an 86-yard touchdown. Kehl finished 2013 with five special teams tackles in as many games, so the injury dealt the Redskins’ already beleaguered coverage units a big blow.

Kehl is also a reserve inside linebacker but played only four snaps on defense.

The source added that Kehl hopes to be ready for football related activities in late April or May and wants to return to the Redskins. Whether that happens, of course, remains to be seen. The team is currently preoccupied with re-signing top free agents such as Brian Orakpo, Perry Riley and Chris Baker, so depth players like Kehl must wait their turn.