Redskins re-sign backup linebacker Bryan Kehl

The Washington Redskins have re-signed backup linebacker and special teams contributor Bryan Kehl to a one-year deal, his agent confirmed.

A six-year veteran, Kehl spent the offseason and training camp with Washington, shining both on defense and special teams during the preseason, but didn’t survive final cuts. The team claimed him off of waivers late in the season, and he appeared in five games, recording five tackles during that span.

Kehl’s signing comes a day after Washington’s special teams ace Lorenzo Alexander, also a backup linebacker, signed with Arizona.

Kehl, like Alexander, can play both inside and outside linebacker.

Kehl’s signing was first reported by ESPN 980, the radio station owned by Redskins owner Daniel Snyder.

Washington has now re-signed nine of its own players with expiring deals (five of them restricted and four unrestricted).

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.

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Mark Maske · March 14, 2013

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