Redskins announce signing of OT Jeremy Trueblood

The Redskins announced the signing offensive tackle Jeremy Trueblood, formerly of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, earlier this afternoon.

Current Redskins general manager Bruce Allen drafted Trueblood in the second round of the 2006 NFL draft, and fits the current regime’s trend of signing “low risk, solid reward”-type reclamation projects. After starting for six of seven seasons for the Buccaneers, his play significantly dropped off in 2012, and his season ended after he was placed on injured reserve.

Trueblood’s signing very likely means that Tyler Polumbus, the Redskins starting right tackle for all of 2012, will not be back with the team in 2013. Polumbus is reportedly meeting with the Jacksonville Jaguars today and tomorrow, and given the Redskins current salary cap predicament (and overall lack of cap room), it seems likely that he will be playing for another team in 2013.

As a result, Trueblood will likely compete with the recently signed Tony Pashos, and incumbents Maurice Hurt and Tom Compton, for the Redskins starting right tackle spot for the Redskins offense.

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6 Responses to “Redskins announce signing of OT Jeremy Trueblood”

  1. Ghost of Sammy Baugh says:

    This prolly means TRUEBLOOD replaces POLUMBUS.

    KEHL in the house because of Lo-A leaving to the CARDINALS.

  2. Ghost of Sammy Baugh says:

    Really tough to mock the REDSKINS until FA plays out, but here’s a stab in the dark.

    2 [051] – FS ERIC REID Louisiana State – 6’1? 213; 4.53 40
    3 [085] – TE TRAVIS KELCIE Cincinnati – 6’5? 255; 4.68 40
    4 [116] – OLB ZAVIER GOODEN Missouri – 6’2? 234; 4.47 40
    5 [147] – WR CHRIS HARPER Kansas State – 6’1? 230; 4.55 40
    5 [155] – CB TERRY HAWTHORNE Illinois – 6’0? 195; 4.44 40
    6 [181] – RB ZAC STACY Vanderbilt – 5’8? 215; 4.55 40
    7 [212] – SS COOPER TAYLOR Richmond 6’4? 220; 4.57 40

    UFA’s

    FB/HB WILLIE CARTER -Tulsa – 6’2? 240; 4.64 40; Excellent hands, fair rush, unknown blocker.

    I was banking on a FA corner, but right now, the CB position in the draft is equally important to the FS slot because until we create more space under the cap, we can’t go after any FA corners.

    We have TANARD JACKSON at FS [maybe] and that’s it assuming MADIEU WILLIAMS is gone.

    MERIWEATHER, DOUGHTY and GOMES at SS.

    JOSH WILSON, RICHARD CRAWFORD, JORDAN BERNSTEIN, JORDAN PUGH, and CHASE MINNEFIELD at the CB positions. Can’t see CEDRICK GRIFFIN being back

    With the DL set, and FLETCH, JAX, ROBINSON, KEHL, and ORAKPO returning with RILEY, and KERRIGAN, we will need one ILB in the draft.

  3. Ghost of Sammy Baugh says:

    Actually the originals picks were on March 9 at noon, before any moves in FA.

  4. Ghost of Sammy Baugh says:

    We’ve almost got to get a FA CB and FS plus one of each and a SS in the draft. Add a TE if FRED DAVIS is not back.

    Do we really want a reprise of D-HALL since we passed on him and allowed FA?

    Missing on REGGIE BUSH means a RB pick, and with FLETCH nearing retirement and Lo-A gone to the birds, an ILB pick is necessary assuming KEENAN ROBINSON fills the ILB/OLB ALEXANDER slot this year.

    My draft picks at this point 3/18

    My assumptions are that FRED DAVIS is signed and D-HALL is not. That we sign a starting CB and FS after creating cap room, and that TANARD JACKSON goes away once his suspension is over.

    2 [051] ERIC REID FS Louisiana State
    3 [085] DARIUS SLAY CB Mississippi State
    4 [116] CHRIS FAULK OT Louisiana State
    5 [147] NICO JOHNSON ILB Alabama
    5 [155] TERRY HAWTHORN CB Illinois
    6 [181] ZAC STACY RB Vanderbilt
    7 [212] COOPER TAYLOR SS Richmond

    UDFA

    FB/HB WILLIE CARTER Tulsa

    All subject to change of course depending on the final result of free agency, and the cap.

  5. Ghost of Sammy Baugh says:

    March 9, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Really tough to mock the REDSKINS until FA plays out.

    Assumptions from FA

    01 – MADIEU WILLIAMS is out of Pro football
    02 – D-HALL is released CHECK
    03 – CB signed in FA
    04 – CEDRICK GRIFFIN signs elsewhere
    05 – LONDON FLETCHER is given a new 2-year contract at 4 million in 2013
    06 – LO-A is resigned MISS
    07 – BRYAN KEHL signs elsewhere MISS
    08 – CHRIS WILSON signs elsewhere
    09 – ADAM CARRIKER is released MISS
    10 – KEDRICK GOLSTON re-signs CHECK
    11 – KENTWAN BALMER signs elsewhere
    12 – REX GROSSMAN is signed for 1 million 1 year.
    13 – SANTANA MOSS is released MISS
    14 – FRED DAVIS signs elsewhere
    15 – CHRIS COOLEY is out of Pro football
    16 – RFA’s PAULSEN, SUNDBERG, YOUNG, JACKSON, and BAKER are resigned CHECK
    17 – TONY PASHOS is signed CHECK
    18 – TYLER POLUMBUS is re-signed CHECK
    19 – KORY LICHTENSTEIGER re-signs CHECK
    20 – JORDAN BLACK sign elsewhere
    21 – SAV ROCCA is re-signed CHECK
    22 – BRANDON BANKS is not offered. CHECK

    And TANARD JACKSON, I have NO idea.

  6. 007 says:

    2 [051] – ERIC REID FS Louisiana State 6′ 2′ 213; 4.53 40
    3 [085] – DARIUS SLAY CB Mississippi State 6′ 0″ 193 4.36 40
    4 [116] – ZAVIER GOODEN OLB Missouri 6’2″ 234; 4.47 40
    5 [147] – JONATHAN STEWART ILB Texas A&M 6’4″ 242; 4.68 40
    5 [155] – TERRY HAWTHORN CB Illinois 6’0″ 196; 4.44 40
    6 [181] – ZAC STACY RB Vanderbilt 5’8″ 217; 4.55 40
    7 [217] – COOPER TAYLOR SS Richmond 6’4″ 230; 4.57 40