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Redskins Sign OL Tucker For Depth

The Redskins have signed free agent offensive lineman Ross Tucker, the team announced on Thursday.

Tucker, 28, is expected to provide depth at several spots along the Redskins' offensive line. He has played mostly guard and center in his 5-year NFL career.

The Princeton product has played in 42 NFL games, with 24 starts.

Tucker, 6-4 and 310 pounds, entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie with the Redskins in 2001. He played in three games as a rookie, but he was waived the following preseason.

He signed with Dallas later in the 2002 season and started seven games for the Cowboys. A year later, he joined the Buffalo Bills--and then-Bills head coach Gregg Williams.

In 2003-04, Tucker played in 28 games for the Bills, with 17 starts.

Tucker was released by the Bills in 2005 preseason and he signed with the New England Patriots later that season.

Tucker played in one game for the Patriots during the regular season. In the postseason, he saw action in the Patriots' AFC Divisional Playoff game against the Denver Broncos.

Last August, Tucker was traded by the Patriots to the Cleveland Browns. He was released by the Browns after preseason and did not play during the 2006 season.

Tucker hails from Wyomissing, Pa. Ay Princeton, he started every game as a senior after returning from a season-ending injury as a junior.

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