Today, the Washington Post is reporting that the Washington Redskins have signed former Tennessee Titans center Kevin Matthews. Matthews is a three year veteran of the league and has spent them all with the Titans prior to coming to DC.
To make space for the incoming offensive lineman, the Redskins released Kyle Wilborn.
Throughout his three-year NFL career, Matthews has appeared in 17 games and has started three of them. In 2012, Matthews appeared in fourteen games and has primarily played center. He is a product of hard work as he originally was signed as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Texas A&M in 2010 to the practice squad. He then battled his way onto the game roster and eventually started the season finale.
Matthews certainly has the football pedigree in his family. His father is NFL Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews. His uncle, Clay Matthews Jr., was a four time Pro Bowler and played for the Browns and the Falcons throughout his 19 year career. His cousin is Packers linebacker Clay Matthews III. His other cousin is Casey Matthews who was selected by the Eagles in the fourth round of the NFL Draft in 2011. Kevin’s two brothers are currently offensive linemen at his alma mater of Texas A&M.
Hopefully, this will help end the late-season merry-go-round that was the middle of the Redskins offensive line. Wilborn will likely compete with Will Montgomery, who was injured against the Browns last season, for playing time at center and Josh LeRibeus and Kory Lichtensteiger will play at right and left guard.