- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

According to Pro Football Talk, the Washington Redskins have signed linebacker Nick Moody.

Moody, 26, most recently played for the Seattle Seahawks in the 2015 season, participating in just three games.

Drafted with the 180th-overall pick in the 2013 draft by the San Francisco 49ers, Moody’s most productive season came in 2014, when he participated in all 16 games, including two as the 49ers’ starting linebacker. Moody recorded 16 tackles that year.

As an unrestricted free agent this year, Moody was suspended for the first four games of the season this year for violating the NFL’s drug policy. An arrest warrant was also issued for Moody earlier this year for failing to show up to court to testify against former teammate Aldon Smith in his DUI and fleeing the scene of an accident charges he faced in April. The arrest warrant was dropped after a week once Moody appeared in court.

Moody was not signed by an NFL team this offseason.

The signing comes just a day after MRIs revealed the status of Redskins linebackers Will Compton and Su’a Cravens. Compton is dealing with a posterior cruciate ligament, while Cravens is dealing with a brachialis strain, an injury to the deep muscle located between his bicep and elbow. Both players are “week-to-week,” according to Redskins coach Jay Gruden.

Gruden said Monday that, should both Compton and Cravens both be out of the lineup, linebackers Mason Foster and Martrell Spaight will fill the void, while Terence Garvin may see some time as well.

“Mason took over [for Cravens], played a lot of that role there and he did a great job,” Gruden said. “Mason played a lot of snaps [Sunday] and didn’t wear down. I was happy for his performance. We still have obviously Garvin on our roster, hasn’t gotten much play but that could increase here [in] the next couple of weeks. We’ll have to get him ready to go.”

“Spaight could be our starting middle linebacker,” Gruden said. “He did do well when he came in for Compton. He made a couple big-time plays.” 

The 7-5-1 Redskins take on the 5-8 Carolina Panthers on Monday.

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