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.