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Bryan Kehl Signs One-Year Deal To Return To Redskins
The veteran linebacker and special teams mainstay signed a one-year contract with the Redskins less than a day after special teams captain Lorenzo Alexander signed a three-year deal with Arizona.
BY ZAC BOYER
The Redskins have signed linebacker Bryan Kehl to a new contract, bringing back a player who was a valuable contributor on special teams.
Kehl, 28, was cut by the Redskins after the preseason and signed with Kansas City, where he played in three games before he was waived. Washington claimed him, and he played in five games down the stretch for the Redskins.
The linebacker signed a one-year deal for $715,000, the minimum for a player with five years’ experience, according to a person familiar with the signing.
Signing Kehl to a new contract became a priority for the Redskins after the loss of Lorenzo Alexander to Arizona on Wednesday. Though Kehl was slotted as a reserve inside linebacker last season, he was responsible with knowing how to play on the outside as well.
Washington has now signed nine of its own players whose contracts expired on Tuesday.