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Portis Placed On IR; Kozlowski Re-signed

The Redskins announced Nov. 15 they have allocated running back Clinton Portis to the injured reserve list. The team also announced they have re-signed tight end Brian Kozlowski.

Kozlowski is an experienced veteran that is a talented blocker and solid special teams contributor. He will wear jersey number 86.

Kozlowski, 6-3 and 265 pounds, has played 12 seasons in the NFL as a tight end and special teams contributor.

He played for the Redskins in 2005, appearing in all 16 games and grabbing two receptions for 26 yards and posting a special teams tackle. He also played with the Redskins in 2004, appearing in 11 games with one start and contributing three catches for 29 yards.

Kozlowski played the first three years with the New York Giants and then seven with the Atlanta Falcons. During his career he has started 29 games and appeared in 176. He has posted 83 catches for 972 yards and eight touchdowns.

He had his most productive season in 2001 with the Falcons when he had 15 catches for 270 yards and one touchdown.

Kozlowski entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Giants in 1993. He started 43 straight games during his collegiate career at the University of Connecticut, finishing his senior season with 43 catches for 526 yards and a touchdown.

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