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Scot McCloughan and the Washington Redskins continue to bolster the defensive line with the signing of the former Texans and Chiefs nose tackle

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The Redskins continued their quest to beef up the defensive front on Monday when they signed 28-year-old former Houston Texans nose tackle Jerrell Powe.  The team has not yet officially announced the signing, but multiple sources have stated that the signing was listed on today's NFL transaction report.

Jerrell Powe is now the 11th defensive linemen on the roster.  At 6-foot-2 and 331-pounds, Powe fits the mold of a true nose tackle more than most of the team's other linemen.

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Offense (43 Players) Offense (43 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap % Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Geron Christian * 64 100% Shawn Lauvao * 10 16%
Isaiah Williams 54 84% Morgan Moses * 10 16%
Tony Bergstrom 39 61% Paul Richardson * 10 16%
Kyle Kalis 39 61% Chase Roullier * 10 16%
John Kling 39 61% Brandon Scherff * 10 16%
Kapri Bibbs 35 55% Alex Smith * 10 16%
Matt Flanagan 33 52% Vernon Davis * 8 12%
Trey Quinn 33 52% Garrett Hudson 8 12%
Simmie Cobbs 29 45% J.P. Holtz 5 8%
Colt McCoy 29 45% Byron Marshall 5 8%
Kevin Hogan 25 39% Samaje Perine 1 2%
Cam Sims 25 39% Tyler Catalina DNP N/A
Jeremy Sprinkle * 25 39% T.J. Clemmings DNP N/A
Brian Quick 24 38% Jamison Crowder DNP N/A
Shay Fields 21 33% Maurice Harris DNP N/A
Darvin Kidsy 19 30% Cameron Jefferson DNP N/A
Timon Parris 16 25% Ty Nsekhe DNP N/A
Casey Dunn 15 23% Jordan Reed DNP N/A
Demetrius Rhaney 15 23% Chris Thompson DNP N/A
Josh Doctson * 14 22% Dan Williams DNP N/A
Robert Kelley * 12 19% Trent Williams DNP N/A
Martez Carter 11 17%

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Powe made appearances in all 16 games last season for the Texans and started in three of them.  Per PFF he failed to record a single QB pressure over the course of his 16 games and 277 snaps last season and only earned a positive grade from the site's game charters once all year (Week 14 at Jacksonville).

He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL draft with the 199th overall pick.  Powe spent three seasons with the Chiefs prior to signing with the Texans last March.  Powe was only able to earn one start and record a single sack while in Kansas City.  He only earned a positive PFF grade in three of his twelve regular season appearances with the team.

The Mississippi native had more luck in college, where he stayed home to play for Ole Miss.  Powe earned 2nd team All-SEC honors in his junior and senior seasons.  He majored in criminal justice.

Powe played his high school ball for Wayne County High School in Waynesboro, Miss and Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va.  He was a highly sought after college recruit, as he was rated as the number one player in Mississippi, in the top five at his position and in the top 25 overall in the country.  Powe was a two-sport star in high school; he also played varsity basketball.

You can follow Jerrell Powe on Twitter here: @jpowe57.

Powe's college and NFL statistics per Sports Reference, Pro Football Reference and Pro Football Focus are listed below.  His athletic profile can also be viewed below courtesy of Mockdraftable.

Year School Conf Class G Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk PD Int FR FF
*2008 Mississippi SEC SO 12 6 2 8 3.5 1.5 1 1 0 0
*2009 Mississippi SEC JR 13 25 9 34 12 3 0 0 0 1
2010 Mississippi SEC SR 12 18 9 27 8.5 2.5 1 0 0 1
Career Mississippi 49 20 69 24 7 2 1 0 2

Year Age Tm No. G GS Tkl Ast Sk PD Int FF FR
2011 24 KAN 95 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 KAN 95 9 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
2013 26 KAN 95 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
2014 27 HOU 95 16 3 6 4 0 1 0 0 0
Career 28 4 12 6 1 2 0 0 0
3 yrs KAN 12 1 6 2 1 1 0 0 0
1 yr HOU 16 3 6 4 0 1 0 0 0

Year Tm PFF Snaps Overall Grade Run Def. Pass Rush Pass Cov. Penalty
2011 KAN 9
0.2
0.3
-0.1
0.0
0.0
2012 KAN 127
-4.2
-1.8 -1.8
0 -0.6
2013 KAN 40 1.4
-0.1 1.4 0 0.1
2014 HOU 277
-15.0 -10.2
-5.1 .5
-0.2
Career 453 -17.6 -11.8 -5.6 0.5 -0.7