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Redskins claim former Vikings OL T.J. Clemmings off waivers

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The Redskins have a new offensive lineman

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Arizona Cardinals Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Redskins made one successful waiver claim, adding former Minnesota Vikings OT T.J. Clemmings. The former Pitt lineman was selected in the 4th round two years ago, and has had a rough start to his NFL career. One of the reasons he fell in the draft was injury concerns from a stress fracture in his foot. He only played OL for two years after switching from DL.

Clemmings (6'5" 309lbs) got the start at right tackle in his rookie year after starter Phil Loadholt was injured. The following year he was moved to left tackle after Matt Kalil was placed on IR.

Clemmings has two years left on his rookie contract and joins a Redskins team looking for quality depth at guard. He will be (re)trained by OL coach Bill Callahan who will work on technique that was lacking the last few years, and likely prepare him for a new position.