Redskins Re-Sign Right Tackle Tyler Polumbus


The Redskins continued to stockpile their options at right tackle yesterday, agreeing to terms with Tyler Polumbus on a two-year contract.

Nov 18, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins offensive tackle Tyler Polumbus (74) takes the field before the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at FedEX Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Polumbus, the incumbent right tackle, appeared to be headed elsewhere after the Redskins signed Tony Pashos and Jeremy Trueblood, however he now comes back as the instant favorite to win the job in 2013.

W With Pashos and Trueblood already in the mix, the penny-pinching Redskins might have been better-served allocating the little money they have left into their defensive secondary. But, bringing back some consistency to a key part of Washington’s offense is a tough move to question, and now the Redskins have plenty of depth as well. And with both Pashos and Trueblood coming off injury-filled 2012’s, adding a consistently healthy option

It appears Polumbus had minimal interest with options like Eric Winston and Andre Smith available, which was likely a large factor in his returning to Washington. When Polumbus tweeted the news on Monday morning, he mentioned how “Jacksonville was tempting.” Jacksonville is never tempting.

While Polumbus is a good signing, the Redskins must now turn their attention to their defensive backfield. At this point they’ve lost DeAngelo Hall, missed out on Aqib Talib, and have likely come to the conclusion that Madieu Williams is not coming back next season. However, they haven’t added anyone whatsoever, and that’s concerning. Perhaps they’ve decided to wait until the draft, and hopefully that’s the case.