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Getting To Know the 2013 Washington Redskins: Roddrick Muckelroy

Muckelroy was a fourth round draft pick in 2010 by the Bengals, but his career there was derailed by an injury in his second season. Here is a look at one of the lesser known players, currently on the Redskins roster, heading into training camp.

Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

Roddrick Muckelroy, 6'2", 250 lbs

Texas, Linebacker

1st with the Redskins (4th in the NFL)

Key Career Stats:

Texas Career 2006 - 2009: 256 Tackles, 5.5 Sacks, 2 Int's, 1 Fumble Rec for TD

4th Round Pick by CIN in 2010 (131st Overall)

NFL Career 2010 - 2012: 19 Games Played, 11 Tackles, 2 Forced Fumbles

Signed by WAS as FA November 26, 2012

Twitter Handle: @youngMuck38 - "its muck what more can i say lol"

SB Nation Scouting Report from 2010: [link]

"Although he's not the fastest or most athletic linebacker, his football intelligence makes up for it. Some are knocking him for his average showings at the Senior Bowl and combine. But just watch a Texas game and you'll be hard pressed to not see Muckelroy in on almost every play."

Career Summary:

Muckelroy played in fourteen games as a rookie in 2010 with the Bengals, and had ten total tackles along with two forced fumbles. In 2011, he blew out his Achilles tendon the first day of training camp and did not return that season. He played in five games with the Bengals in 2012, collecting one more tackle before he was cut. Washington signed him in November, after Keenan Robinson had a season ending injury. However, Muckelroy never saw the field with the Redskins.

What is coming in 2013:

He will have to fight hard to make the final roster. The other names at the inside linebacker position include London Fletcher, Perry Riley, Bryan Kehl and Robinson. The seemingly ageless Fletcher is 38 years old and the Redskins would love to start finding replacements. Indications are that Perry Riley is being prepared to eventually take over for him as the Mike linebacker, i.e. the player responsible for the calling the defensive plays on the field. Muckelroy, as a recent former fourth round pick, is still young enough to possibly provide depth. However, if Robinson can show he is healthy again, the chances of Muckelroy making the squad appear slim.