September 23, 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; New England Patriots defensive lineman Ron Brace (97) prior to the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M

Washington Redskins sign Ron Brace


Former New England Patriots and Boston College Eagles defensive tackle Ron Brace has finally found a new home in the NFL, as the Washington Redskins have decided to take a flier on the former second-round draft pick. Brace never found his footing in New England despite being given multiple opportunities to put flashes into consistent performance, and he was thus released by the Patriots in late December after the 26-year-old barely made the roster.

Brace could end up making the Redskins roster in training camp, and I actually like this signing for the Redskins. Brace actually has great character and took the release from the Patriots with a lot of self-accountability, and he deserves another crack at making an NFL roster. He has potential, as evidenced by his 6’3″, 330 pound frame and potential skill-set as a penetrating pocket rusher in the interior of a defensive line.

The Redskins could definitely use another body on the defensive line, and their defensive tackle situation isn’t quite as optimal as it should be. Washington just made a nice, low-risk signing by picking up Brace, and hopefully he can realize his potential and reshape his career in the nation’s capital. I’m sure most New England Patriots fans still genuinely like Brace, even though it was obvious that the Patriots made the right move to get rid of the second-round disappointment.

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