Redskins claim LB Bryan Kehl off waivers

The Washington Redskins have claimed inside linebacker Bryan Kehl off waivers, a day after he was released by the Kansas City Chiefs.

Kehl, who played three games for Kansas City, spent the preseason with Washington and was very active, recording 16 tackles, two sacks, three pass breakups and an interception. He didn’t survive final roster cuts, however. The Redskins elected to keep rookie Keenan Robinson and veteran Lorenzo Alexander as backups to London Fletcher and Perry Riley.

Fletcher is now nursing a sprained left ankle, and Robinson – the team’s fourth-round pick out of Texas – is lost for the season with a torn pectoral muscle. The Redskins signed free agent Roddrick Muckelroy on Monday.

But Kehl became available a day later. He has a good grasp of Washington’s defense because of the time he spent with Washington.

Kehl’s agent, Michael Hoffman, announced the move on Twitter. It wasn’t immediately clear whose roster spot Kehl took.

Update: The team released linebacker Mario Addison to make room for Kehl, according to the NFL’s daily transaction report.

A five-year veteran, Kehl has recorded 110 tackles and a sack in stints with the Giants and Rams.

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