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Redskins Sign OT Willie Smith

Bring on the Offensive Linemen!

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The Washington Redskins are clearly prioritizing their OL this off-season, but is it getting better by bringing back former OL help?  We'll see as the Redskins brought back veteran OT Willie Smith, who actually got his start in the NFL with the Redskins back in 2011 as an UDFA out of East Carolina.  That year (and this shows how piss-poor our OL depth actually was), he even started three games for the 'Skins when Trent Williams was suspended.  He did relatively well against JPP, Jared Allen, and Trent Cole in his starts, but you know you're in trouble when you're starting an UDFA rookie...  He was beat out by Tyler Polumbus and Mo Hurt the following off-season.

Smith (6'5", 310 lbs.) was eventually cut and went on to Oakland and then San Diego.  He's started 11 games as a pro and appeared in a total of 29.  Just this past season with the Chargers, Smith played in 15 games with one start.

To make room for Smith, the Redskins released OT Tovar Allen.  Smith will compete with Trent Williams, Brandon Scherff, Morgan Moses, Tom Compton, Takoby Cofield, and Ty Nsekhe at the OT spot.