(Updated 11:31 a.m., Thursday, March 14)
The Redskins on Thursday expanded the competition for their right tackle spot by agreeing to sign former Tampa Bay Buccaneers veteran Jeremy Trueblood, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed. The person requested anonymity because the Redskins have not announced the deal.
The team later announced Trueblood signed. Terms were not disclosed.
Trueblood, who turns 30 in May, was a starter for six of his seven seasons in Tampa Bay. He was demoted last season and finished the year on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. He’s listed at 6-8, 320 pounds.
Washington general manager Bruce Allen held that position with the Buccaneers when they drafted him in the second round in 2006. Redskins defensive backs coach Raheem Morris was Tampa Bay’s head coach from 2009-11.
Trueblood has an opportunity to spark his career in Washington because right tackle remains unsettled. His acquisition is a strong indication the Redskins are willing to let Tyler Polumbus, last year’s starter, depart in free agency. (Polumbus is visiting Jacksonville on Thursday).
Washington signed veteran free agent right tackle Tony Pashos on Monday. Pashos was out of the league last year recovering from foot surgery.
The club also has second-year sixth-round pick Tom Compton and two-year veteran Maurice Hurt.