Redskins Ink QB Kellen Clemens to One-Year Deal

Free agent quarterback Kellen Clemens has agreed to a one-year deal with the Redskins, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.

Clemens was a second-round pick (49th overall) out of Oregon by the New York Jets in 2006. Over his five seasons with the Jets, Clemens started nine of 25 games, completing 51.8% of 284 pass attempts for 1,686 yards with five touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

Denied unrestricted free agency last offseason by the uncapped year, Clemens receiving an “Original Round” tender, worth $1.176 million in salary. As HBO’s “Hard Knocks” cameras documented, Clemens was faced with a “restructure or be released” proposition from Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum, agreeing to take $725,000 in total compensation to remain with the club.

Clemens appeared in one game for the Jets last season, their meaningless regular season finale, completing one-of-two pass attempts for six yards and scoring the second rushing touchdown of his career.

In Washington, Clemens would compete with John Beck, and likely another veteran like Rex Grossman, for the starting job.


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