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Redskins Make Free Agent Ripple, Sign Defensive Tackle Ma’ake Kemoeatu

The conservative offseason approach continues, as the Skins signed defensive tackle Ma’ake Kemoeatu to a two-year, $7 million deal today. We admittedly know very little about Kemoeatu, but he was a four-year starter (one in Baltimore, three in Carolina) before rupturing his Achilles last offseason and missing all of last year.

So, yeah, none of that is overly exciting, but there is this point, brought up by Rick Maese: In the Redskins new 3-4 defense, Kemoeatu can play nose tackle, freeing up Haynesworth to play defensive end. That’s the position Albert would prefer to play. And a happy Albert is a successful Albert.

Plus, he is a big, warm body that has been part of very good defensive lines and helps fill a position where the Skins need help.

Former Managing Editor at UPROXX; former Senior Editor at @SBNation; former ska-zine editor, fan of bad sports teams and good beer.



  1. Jamie Mottram

    March 10, 2010 at 1:28 PM

    Like Artis Hicks before him, he is a lineman and one I’ve barely heard of, so I am happy.

  2. Puttz

    March 10, 2010 at 2:18 PM

    Potential starting DL of Daniels, Kemoeatu and Big Al. That’s half a ton of beef up front. Nasty!

  3. Matt Lilly

    March 10, 2010 at 3:39 PM

    Let’s re-sign Ethan Albright already!!

  4. Nick Mills

    March 14, 2010 at 12:18 AM

    isnt andre carter still on the team? haynesworth kemoeatu and carter is better than daniels being there

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