Redskins hosting free agent linebacker Nick Barnett

Nick Barnett, Ben Roethlisberger

Nick Barnett, here rushing Ben Roethlisberger in a 2011 preseason game, was most recently a member of the Buffalo Bills. (Gary Wiepert/Associated Press)

Updated, 3:28 p.m.

RICHMOND – Evaluating options as they look to address a depth problem at inside linebacker, the Redskins hosted free agent linebacker Nick Barnett Tuesday afternoon.

Barnett arrived at the Redskins’ training camp facility in Richmond, and shortly after 3 p.m. went through a brief on-field workout for team officials, including general manager Bruce Allen. Linebackers coach Bob Slowik ran the workout, and then Barnett talked briefly with defensive coordinator Jim Haslett.

Barnett declined an interview request as he headed into the building, saying, “I’m on their schedule right now. I’ve got to go jump in the shower. Hopefully, I’ll be here tomorrow, too.”

The team is looking for help at inside linebacker with Keenan Robinson – the top backup to London Fletcher – lost to a torn right pectoral muscle.

Washington hosted Joe Mays last Saturday, but he left without a deal and wound up signing with Houston.

The 6-foot-2, 230-pound Barnett spent the past two years with Buffalo, playing outside linebacker in their 3-4 defense. He spent the first eight years of his career in Green Bay, playing middle linebacker in their 4-3 defense and then played inside linebacker when the Packers switched to the 3-4.

Barnett, 32, recorded 112 tackles and two sacks while starting all 16 games for Buffalo last season. He has been a starter for his whole NFL career. Barnett had a knee injury last December, but didn’t miss a game.

Barnett was cut by Buffalo this offseason because he was owed $3.5 million.

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What’s ahead:

Today’s afternoon practice starts at 3:20 p.m. Here’s our guide to camp, if you plan to head to Richmond.

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