The Washington Redskins announced Friday afternoon they have signed offensive lineman Mike McGlynn, who spent the last two seasons with the Indianapolis Colts.
The 6-foot-4, 325-pound McGlynn, who turns 30 in March, was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round in 2008. He spent his first three years in Philadelphia before being waived when rosters were trimmed at the end of the preseason, and was claimed by the Cincinnati Bengals, where new Redskins coach Jay Gruden was in his first year as the team's offensive coordinator.
He played in 15 games for the Colts during the 2013 regular season, starting 14 — 11 at right guard and three at center.
McGlynn will offer the Redskins additional depth on the interior of their offensive line. Gruden told reporters at the owners' meetings at Orlando on Wednesday that Kory Lichtensteiger will shift from left guard to center following the release of Will Montgomery earlier this month, while the recently signed Shawn Lauvao will slot in at left guard.
By signing McGlynn, the Redskins find a player who is much more familar with a man-blocking scheme in the run game. Washington operated a zone-blocking scheme the last four seasons under former
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