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Update: Kemoeatu signs 2-year deal

Per the rumors last week, Former Carolina DT Ma’ake Kemoeatu visited with the Redskins and came away with a 2-year $7 million contract as reported today by ESPN’s Adam Shefter.

Kemoeatu is 31 years old and is coming off a 2009 season ending torn Achilles tendon, surgery, and a secondary procedure to aid the healing of the wound… which makes this move by the Redskins a bit of a gamble to say the least. The downside of course is that Kemoeatu never fully recovers. The upside is that the Redskins found a veteran short term 350 pound run stopping machine.

Time will tell of course if the gamble pays off, but if Kemoeatu can return to the form of his 2008 self, the Redskins will have an extremely potent and dangerous combination in Haynesworth and Kemoeatu owning the line of scrimmage.

Will $7 million over two years be worth gambling?  Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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2 Responses to “Update: Kemoeatu signs 2-year deal”

  1. Mike says:

    Larry Johnson is meeting with the Redskins as well. What are your thoughts on that? Do you think Portis will be gone?

  2. yeah, i just posted about that:

    I think it’s a horrible decision to even bring guys like Johnson / Parker in for a chat. It’s not even a short term fix. It’s a last minute bailout for 2 declining backs that don’t belong on a top 5 franchise in the midst of rebuilding.

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