Redskins sign OT James Lee

The Redskins acquired free agent offensive tackle James Lee yesterday, likely in a move to bolster the team’s depth along the offensive line (or more specifically right tackle).

Via Redskins.com:

Lee has appeared in 19 games with 10 starts during his career, all with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

In 2011, Lee appeared in three games with one start for the Buccaneers. He played in 15 games with nine starts in 2010, helping the Buccaneers average 125.1 rushing yards per game, which ranked third in the NFC (eighth in the NFL).

At best, Lee will likely serve as a reserve along the offensive line, perhaps backing up right tackle Jammal Brown (or whoever wins the starting right tackle spot). Lee doesn’t appear to be the type of player whom the Redskins could viably start at the position from opening day.

There’s increasing belief that the Redskins will target an offensive tackle early in the 2012 draft. After completing the trade with St. Louis to acquire the #2 overall pick, the Redskins next pick doesn’t occur until the 3rd round. But, some believe that the Redskins could package the third round pick with some other picks, and move up into the latter portions of the second round if a player they covet is available.


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One Response to “Redskins sign OT James Lee”

  1. 007 says:

    This really eases my mind on the back-up to BROWN. I do think we should target R-OT JEFF ADAMS Columbia in the sixth round though.