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Old 10-20-2009, 05:37 PM   #1329
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Redskins pick up Levi Jones

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on October 20, 2009 4:19 PM ET

The Redskins desperately need help at offensive tackle, so they picked up the biggest name available Tuesday.

The team announced that they signed Levi Jones, formerly of the Bengals.

Jones once had Pro Bowl-caliber talent and received a contract extension from Cincinnati with $16.3 million in 2006, but knee and back injuries slowly wore him down. He worked out for the Lions and Packers recently; both teams passed.

To clear roster room, the Redskins released two running backs: Anthony Alridge and Marcus Mason. They also signed running back Quinton Ganther, formerly of the Titans.
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