The Redskins will be giving a tryout to former Miami and Houston offensive tackle Todd Wade, according to sources.
Wade, 6-8, 317, is a seven-year veteran who has started 85 games for the Dolphins and Texans, was released by Houston on July 14 of this year. His release was a due to a combination of a knee injury that has been slow in healing and a fairly large contract. Wade came to the Texans in 2004 as a free agent, signing a six-year, $30 million deal.
The Redskins have been searching for experienced depth on the offensive line. During the first few days of camp they brought in Lincoln Kennedy, who has been retired for two years, for a look but did not try him out. The only reserves the Redskins have with any NFL starting experience are Mike Pucillo, who has started a total of 18 games for the Bills and Browns and Tyson Walter, who started 9 games for the Cowboys.
The urgency of the search increased a bit earlier this week when backup tackle Jim Molinaro suffered a knee injury that will have him out of the lineup for the next few weeks.
Wade has tried out with the Saints and Packers. He said that the knee was being examined very closely by that he has visited.
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Redskins rookie guard Kili Lefotu was released from the Virginia Hospital Center this morning and will remain at the NCC while the Redskins travel to Cincinnati.
According to the Redskins' director of sports medicine Bubba Tyer, doctors feel LeFotu had a seizure Wednesday night, causing him to eventually pass out. But, Tyer said, the tests weren't conclusive.
''We're going to keep an eye on him and slowly get him back,'' Tyer said. ''Maybe by next Tuesday he'll be allowed to practice.
''His fiance will be with him at the NCC.