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Redskins add punter Blake Clingan, DE Brandon Moore suspended

Sav Rocca won’t be back with the Redskins next season after getting released in March. (Reuters)

The Redskins have signed free agent punter Blake Clingan, according to his agent, David Canter.

Washington released the 40-year-old Sav Rocca in March, and in January added free agent Robert Malone, a third-year pro, who has spent time with the Jets and Buccaneers.

Clingan played for the University of Central Florida and concluded his college career in 2010. Since then, he has bounced around with a couple teams in the offseason, but has yet to make a 53-man roster. The 6-foot-3, 233-pound Clingan signed with the Lions last offseason, but didn’t make their roster.

Clingan presumably will provide competition for Malone.

In other news, the NFL announced that defensive end Brandon Moore has been suspended the first four games of the season for violating the league’s policy and program for substances of abuse. Washington claimed Moore off waivers late last month. He is still eligible to take part in all offseason and preseason practices and games. Because of the amount of depth Washington has along the defensive line, Moore is no lock to make the roster.

Also on Tuesday, the Redskins announced jersey number changes for a couple of players, and the number selection of others. Wide receiver Aldrick Robinson officially switched to No. 15. He had worn No. 11, but tweeted last week that he expected to change to No. 15 following the arrival of DeSean Jackson.

Running back Evan Royster switched from No. 22 to 26. Newly-signed cornerback Tracy Porter will now wear No. 22. Quarterback Colt McCoy, who signed with Washington last week, will wear No. 16.

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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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