The Redskins on Thursday afternoon re-signed Bryan Kehl to a one-year deal, his agent announced on Twitter.
Kehl helps to replace Lorenzo Alexander, who signed a three-year free agent contract with the Arizona Cardinals on Wednesday. Like Alexander, Kehl is a quality special teams player and an inside linebacker.
Kehl, who turns 29 in June, hasn’t made the Pro Bowl like Alexander did last season, but he was highly regarded by Redskins coaches for his ability on the kickoff and punt return units and the kickoff coverage team. He had eight special teams tackles in only five games.
He led the Redskins last preseason with 18 defensive tackles, according to coaches review. He also had two sacks and an interception. He was one of the last players released during final cuts. After landing with Kansas City, he re-signed with the Redskins late last season.