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Redskins sign former Jets DL Howard Green to one-year deal

Updated at 3:51 p.m.

The Redskins have signed defensive lineman Howard Green, a journeyman who gives the team even more training-camp depth on the line, according to Aaron Wilson of the NationalFootballPost.com. The Redskins mark Green's eighth franchise in eight years.

Green, 31, is listed as a 6-foot-2, 320-pound tackle. He was originally a sixth-round draft pick of the Houston Texans in 2002. He made his debut in 2002 with Baltimore and spent last season with the New York Jets, where he appeared in 12 games and played a role in 23 tackles. He's started a total of 12 games in six NFL seasons and was out of the league entirely in 2005 or '06.

As the Redskins prepare for a more complex and aggressive defensive scheme, they've been loading up on defensive linemen. Since free agency began, in addition to Green, the team has signed Anthony Bryant, Maake Kemoeatu and Greg Peterson.

By Rick Maese  |  April 19, 2010; 3:42 PM ET
Categories:  Free agency  
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Comments

Wow - a big ol STFU to Stompy! Wanna see The Danny eat a multi-million dollar sandwich?

Posted by: DikShuttle | April 19, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Pretty much how I read it too Dik.

Posted by: _Stumped_ | April 19, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

"in addition to Green, the team has signed Anthony Bryant, Maake Kemoeatu and Greg Peterson."

These 4 people

Posted by: Stu27 | April 19, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Dont equal AH. This looks more like their trying to find a NT so that they can use AH on the outside. Hopefully Maake makes a comeback.

Posted by: Stu27 | April 19, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Hamlin
JJohnson
Kyle Busch
Kurt Busch

for those who care....good day for JGRacing

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | April 19, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Man after telling P1 about that sports bar I want some GD wings!

Posted by: alex35332 | April 19, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Allen said. "There's been some conversations with people who are interested. You know, Jason's a known commodity..."
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ummm damning with faint praise.
"known commodity".....

Means the other teams know what we found out, he is not a NFL starting QB. And you can only get a 5th round pick for a back-up, if you're lucky.

Posted by: cliftonbiz | April 19, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

I can see the prevailing thought behind the idea that Shanahan and co. are trying to send a message to Haynesworth.

But I can also see Haynesworth being no more threatened by those signings than McNabb is threatened by Colt Brennan.

Oh well. Another big training camp body. Pretty much all it comes down to.

Posted by: psps23 | April 19, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

I think this means Andre carter, and perhaps Rocky McIntosh are more likely in danger than AH. This guy could probably play at DE in a 3-4 I'm guessing, and we needed a big DE for that front especially if PD doesn't cut the cheese for Haslett.

Posted by: Veretax | April 19, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

But I can also see Haynesworth being no more threatened by those signings than McNabb is threatened by Colt Brennan.

Oh well. Another big training camp body. Pretty much all it comes down to.

Posted by: psps23 | April 19, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

That's the way I see it. Signing a bunch of camp fodder quality lineman isn't exactly what I'd call a shot across the bow of Haynesworth.

These signings are basically happening to give them bodies for training camp and to see if any of them will stick around for depth.

Posted by: dfbovey | April 19, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

I think this means Andre carter, and perhaps Rocky McIntosh are more likely in danger than AH. This guy could probably play at DE in a 3-4 I'm guessing, and we needed a big DE for that front especially if PD doesn't cut the cheese for Haslett.

Posted by: Veretax | April 19, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

He's more like a NT than a DE in the 3-4. The shorter lower center of gravity types do really well for what's asked of that position. The taller NTs have more trouble with leverage and holding their ground.

Posted by: dfbovey | April 19, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

From dcsportsbog: Vinny says they brought a Skins Crabtree jersey to last year's draft, just in case.

wow, just wow.

Posted by: will_ga | April 19, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

I think this means Andre carter, and perhaps Rocky McIntosh are more likely in danger than AH. This guy could probably play at DE in a 3-4 I'm guessing, and we needed a big DE for that front especially if PD doesn't cut the cheese for Haslett.

Posted by: Veretax | April 19, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse
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I can't imagine any of these D-line guys they've signed, beyond Kemoeatu (spelling?), will see very much action. These guys are all backups for depth purposes, and only one or two will make the team. This certain isn't a signal to AH, Andre Carter, or RM, in my opinion. None of them has even close to a starting quality resume. Hopefully one of them will pan out.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | April 19, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

@dfbovey...i completely agree. these DL signings are almost entirely for depth and to see if any of them can break into the starting rotation, though that is doubtful.

Posted by: dc1020008 | April 19, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

I would give up DT and MK for Crabtree...

Posted by: Stu27 | April 19, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

The DTs or Crabs...tough choice....

Posted by: chrislarry | April 19, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

The DTs or Crabs...tough choice....

Posted by: chrislarry | April 19, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

will, wow...so glad to be done with that nincompoop.....I mean...wow..

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | April 19, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

@dfbovey...i completely agree. these DL signings are almost entirely for depth and to see if any of them can break into the starting rotation, though that is doubtful.

Posted by: dc1020008 | April 19, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Definitely. I think our starting line in a 3-4 would be Haynesworth and Golston as the defensive ends and Keamatu as the starting nose tackle.

Posted by: dfbovey | April 19, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Definitely. I think our starting line in a 3-4 would be Haynesworth and Golston as the defensive ends and Keamatu as the starting nose tackle.

Posted by: dfbovey |

Just curious. Can Keamwhatever even run yet?

Posted by: closer44 | April 19, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

All these offseason moves mean NOTHING if Skins fans don't do the right thing.

What is that?

You need to collect enough money to get me to start routing for another team.

Yes, after my team lost last night, my San Jose Sharks (if you saw what happened, you know), I'm convinced that whatever team I back, is doomed.

So here's the deal. I'm not asking for the world. My price point is 20% below whatever the hit man you could hire would charge. Take up a collection, send me a check (and it damn well better clear) and you remaining Skins fans will see your team back in the playoff hunt.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 19, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Definitely. I think our starting line in a 3-4 would be Haynesworth and Golston as the defensive ends and Keamatu as the starting nose tackle.

Posted by: dfbovey |

Just curious. Can Keamwhatever even run yet?

Posted by: closer44 | April 19, 2010 4:57 PM

Why get bogged down in small details about who can or can't, in fact, run?

Posted by: MColeman51 | April 19, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

zeke, the best headline I saw today [or worst headline from your perspective, such as]..."San Jose beats San Jose in overtime, 1-0."

Posted by: 4-12 | April 19, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

According to Adam Shefter:
Redskins also signed former Broncos RB Ryan Torain, and WR Marques Hagans and Roydell Williams.

Posted by: johntaylor2 | April 19, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse

zeke, the best headline I saw today [or worst headline from your perspective, such as]..."San Jose beats San Jose in overtime, 1-0."

Posted by: 4-12

3 games, 2 OTs and the Sharks have led for exactly ZERO minutes. Every game winner has been scored a Shark (Blake's skate knocked in the game loser in the opener). Plus the 1st goal in game 2 went off the head of one of the Sharks and into the net.

Back to back 50 shots on goal games for the Sharks.

Gotta hand it to the Avs goalie though. Yesterday, 51 saves, no goals. That's special.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 19, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Allen said. "There's been some conversations with people who are interested. You know, Jason's a known commodity..."
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Known commodity.

Known for keying in on one receiver, not reading defenses, checking down, and all those 4th quarter comebacks that never happened...

Posted by: p1funk | April 19, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Just curious. Can Keamwhatever even run yet?

Posted by: closer44 | April 19, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse


No. They need bodies for camps/mini-camps.

AH is going to move around and he's not going to be a true NT.

Not all of them will survive training camp, but a couple will probably stick around on the roster for depth.

Makes me doubt that we are looking "NT" in the draft.

Posted by: p1funk | April 19, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

According to Adam Shefter:
Redskins also signed former Broncos RB Ryan Torain, and WR Marques Hagans and Roydell Williams.

Posted by: johntaylor2 | April 19, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse


Interesting.

If there really is going to be some honest-to-God competition in camp for spots, then I look forward to seeing Marko Mitchell significantly climb up the depth chart.

MK and DT aren't this regime's picks and they are under no pressure to give them snaps.

Posted by: p1funk | April 19, 2010 5:44 PM | Report abuse

I don't the skins are sending a message to Haynesworth,,,
I think there sending it to, Anthony Montgomery. This guy Montgomery, was so out of shape last year, they didn't dress him until/ or around game 12.

No question the skins need D-line singular position depth.
However more importantly, out of all of these newly acquired linemen, the Skins need to come up with situational tandems.

Posted by: dashriprock | April 19, 2010 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Rotate Kemoeatu, Green and Montgomery at NT
Rotate AH and Gohlston at Left End
Rotate Jarmon and Daniels at Right End

Not too shabby... if AH decides to play. Which is one big fat IF

Posted by: jgarrisn | April 19, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

another copy and paste job by jreid...

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | April 19, 2010 6:13 PM | Report abuse

good, now the Skins won't be tempted to take Suh or McCoy if they should fall to #4

Posted by: coparker5 | April 19, 2010 7:55 PM | Report abuse

Do any of you posting comment know anything about football?

I don't agree with haynesworth and he should have been a the minicamp. But there is no way he's a nose tackle period!!! He's 6-6 350 Most NT are under 6-4. Play him at Left DE. If he stays shanahan should fine him if he doesn't get to 310 pnds. Anf those of you who think Green, Kemoetu, or Bryant are DE your idiots!!! Go back to watching the caps. These are perfect lunch pail guys you would want to win a NT position because the are going to be hungry to do the dirty work of taking on double teams and stopping the run and nothing more or less.

Posted by: norbrooks1 | April 20, 2010 4:44 AM | Report abuse

Here are the DL position battles so far.

NT- Maake Kemoeatu, Anthony Bryant,Howard Green

LDE- Haynesworth, Phillip Daniels, Anthony Montgomery, Antoine Holmes

RDE- Kedric Golston, Jeremy Jarmon,Greg Peterson

Anyone not on the list is either a Linebacker or insignificant

Posted by: norbrooks1 | April 20, 2010 5:47 AM | Report abuse

These signings are just noise. I think the Skins are still planning on going thru a rebuilding process. A whole bunch of temps being brought in to try and survive this year and next and get our salary cap structure in place for when they reach a new CBA. The McNabb trade, when you think about it, normally a new contract has already been negotiated prior to bit names being moved. You would have expected McNabb to show up in Washington and sign his new contract upon arrival with his Redskin jersey being handed to him. This could be just more noise, rent a QB for a year. It seems the Skins are still just trying to dump salary for 2011 or 2012 when the new CBA is in place. By next Monday, the picture should be clearer, are we trying to win this year, or next. If we are trying to win this year, we trade away the future, so we can be a 500 team this year.

Posted by: skins50 | April 20, 2010 9:42 AM | Report abuse

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