The Redskins have signed defensive lineman Howard Green, a journeyman who gives the team even more training-camp depth on the line, according to Aaron Wilson of the NationalFootballPost.com. The Redskins mark Green’s eighth franchise in eight years.
Green, 31, is listed as a 6-foot-2, 320-pound tackle. He was originally a sixth-round draft pick of the Houston Texans in 2002. He made his debut in 2002 with Baltimore and spent last season with the New York Jets, where he appeared in 12 games and played a role in 23 tackles. He’s started a total of 12 games in six NFL seasons and was out of the league entirely in 2005 or ‘06.
As the Redskins prepare for a more complex and aggressive defensive scheme, they’ve been loading up on defensive linemen. Since free agency began, in addition to Green, the team has signed Anthony Bryant, Maake Kemoeatu and Greg Peterson.
My gut reaction on this, like so many of these 2010 under the radar status quo signings is this — whatever!
Is this guy a bona fide starter? No.
Is he 6 foot 2, 320 pound body that is familiar with the 3-4 scheme, particularly at nose tackle? Yes.
Will he work into the new defensive line rotation and keep everyone else in his position fresh for the entire game? YES!!
There lies the brilliance of the move — bringing in another backup 3-4 tackle to create depth at a key position. The brilliance, my friends, lies in this plan’s simplicity. As we achievers know:
Once a plan gets too complex, everything can go wrong
That’s my silly little way of saying – happy pre-draft Monday!!
[Via The Post]