The Washington Redskins on Friday signed nose tackle Phil Taylor to an offseason contract.
A first-round pick out of Baylor in 2011, Taylor spent the first four years of his career with the Cleveland Browns. He was out of the league in 2015, then spent the offseason with Denver before suffering a knee injury in training camp. Taylor was released from the Broncos’ injured reserve list on Aug. 10. The Redskins hosted him for a workout in Week 6, but he was not offered a contract.
The 6-foot-3, 335-pound Taylor, a Clinton, Md., native, had his best NFL season in 2011 when he recorded 59 tackles and four sacks.
The Redskins also signed linebackers Khairi Fortt and Pete Robertson to contracts.
The Saints drafted Fortt, a Washington native, out of Cal in the fourth round of the 2014 draft. He suffered an injury in the preseason and, after a stint on the short-term injured reserve list, Fortt was waived. He spent time with Cincinnati, Jacksonville and Seattle of the course of the past three seasons, appearing in three games.
Robertson was an undrafted free agent of the Seahawks last season, but he hasn’t appeared in a game.
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