According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Redskins have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent quarterback Kellen Clemens.
Clemens, 28, has spent the past five seasons in New York as a backup for the Jets. He’s played in 25 NFL games and made nine career starts, throwing just five touchdowns while being intercepted 11 times.
When the deal becomes official and Clemens is added to Washington’s roster, he’ll compete for a backup role on the Redskins’ quarterbacking depth chart. It looks like Donovan McNabb is going to be traded to Minnesota in the coming couple of days.
John Beck is under contract and will have a chance to win a starting job. But he’ll likely have to unseed Rex Grossman, who isn’t under contract with the Redskins yet but is expected to be when training camp opens this weekend.