Carolina Panthers tackle Bruce Campbell (73). Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

The Redskins sign tackle Bruce Campbell (updated)

Update:  It appears as though Campbell has not signed with the Redskins as previously reported.  According to Mike Jones of the Washington Post there were some issues with his physical.

 

The Washington Redskins have signed Carolina Panthers backup offensive tackle Bruce Campbell to a contract.  With most of the top offensive tackles already signed, the Redskins may just want to see if Campbell can contribute and add depth.  It’s doubtful he’s viewed as an upgrade to current right tackle Tyler Polumbus.

Polumbus has at least been a serviceable starter, something that Bruce Campbell has never been.  However, Campbell is young at 25, does have size and athletic talent, as most recall he had a great workout at the 2010 NFL scouting combine.  But up to this point of career, Campbell hasn’t lived up to the talent he displayed on that occasion.

With most of the top tackles off the board, and the Bengals Anthony Collins possibly on the verge of signing with another team, the Redskins have signed Campbell and they’ll see if they coach him up.  He may also get a shot at guard.  If they can’t sign a free agent tackle, the Redskins will most certainly look to the NFL draft to add talent at that position.

 

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