Washington has re-signed offensive lineman Josh LeRibeus to a new contract, the team announced today in press release. It’s a one-year deal worth about $1.5MM, a source tells Mike Jones of the Washington Post (Twitter link).
LeRibeus, 26, was selected by Washington in the third round (71st overall) in the 2012 draft. The SMU product played in just 12 games, including one start, during his first three years in the NFL, but was thrust into action last season when starting center Kory Lichtensteiger missed a good chunk of the year due to a neck injury.
With Lichtensteiger expected to be healthy for the 2016 season, LeRibeus may return to a reserve role on Washington’s offensive line, as his relatively modest new contract suggests. But after playing more than 700 offensive snaps for the club last season, LeRibeus has some experience under the belt, and could compete for more playing time in camp.
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