Newly signed offensive lineman Tony Moll was in uniform and on the practice field Saturday with the Washington Redskins, although he’s prohibited from participating in full-contact drills for a few more days under a provision in the collective bargaining agreement.
“They’ve been one of the teams that we’ve been talking to some, weighing out all of our options and everything,” Moll said. “I’m real excited to be here. I think it’s a good fit. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to come in at the beginning of camp. But I’ll get these couple of days under my belt and we’ll be ready to roll.”
Coach Mike Shanahan said he expects Moll to play guard for the Redskins. Moll has spent time at guard and tackle during a six-year NFL career with the Green Bay Packers, Baltimore Ravens and San Diego Chargers. He has played in 63 games and has made 22 starts.
“I can play all five positions, wherever I’m needed,” Moll said. “I’m just trying to bring that veteran mentality, come in hard-nosed and make a statement…. It’s a little early. We’ll see. Right now I’m just trying to dig in the playbook as much as possible and knock some of the rust off and try to get ready for Buffalo.”
The Redskins open the preseason Thursday night at Buffalo.
Moll is the second veteran offensive lineman signed by the Redskins since training camp began. The team also added tackle Jordan Black. The Redskins are without two injured starters on their offensive line, guard Kory Lichtensteiger and right tackle Jammal Brown.
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