The Washington Redskins have added another veteran to their linebacking corps, signing Keyaron Fox, according to a person familiar with the situation confirmed.
Fox, an eighth-year pro, has spent the last two seasons as a backup inside linebacker and special teams captain for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The 6-foot-3, 235-pound Fox last season recorded 23 tackles on defense.
Fox could compete for the starting inside linebacker spot next to defensive captain London Fletcher. The Redskins re-signed last year’s starter Rocky McIntosh to a one-year deal, but he isn’t as ideal a fit in the 3-4 as coaches would like, and second-year pro Perry Riley has been auditioning for the job. But defensive coordinator Jim Haslett this week indicated that Riley still is a ways off in his development.
Washington on Saturday morning released inside linebacker Robert Henson, who spent all of last season on injured reserve. The team this week had free agent Lofa Tatupu in for a visit, but the middle linebacker left without signing a contract.