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Redskins Sign Ron Brace

The one-time second-round draft pick out of Boston College was released by the New England Patriots in December after spending four years with the team as a reserve nose tackle.


The Washington Redskins announced last week they have signed nose tackle Ron Brace, who was released by New England in December, to a one-year contract.

The 6-foot-3, 330-pound Brace spent three seasons with the Patriots after they drafted him out of Boston College in the second round in 2009. He had two tackles in 10 games last season, and he had 23 tackles in 13 games in 2010, statistically his best season, in which he also started five games.

Washington has two other nose tackles under contract – starter Barry Cofield and Chris Neild – as well as defensive linemen Chigbo Anunoby and Dominique Hamilton, who signed reserve/futures contracts in mid-January. Chris Baker, who served as Cofield’s primary backup last season, is an unrestricted free agent.