Redskins Miss Out On Ravens Guard Ben Grubbs

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — The Washington Redskins were relatively quiet on the second day of free agency.

The team was reportedly interested in free agent left guard Ben Grubbs. However, the New Orleans Saints offered him a contract following his visit to the Big Easy on Wednesday. He gladly accepted the reported 5-year, $36 million offer.

Grubbs earned his first career trip to the Pro Bowl last season as a member of the Baltimore Ravens despite missing a good chunk of the year with a toe injury.

Grubbs, who recently turned 28, was selected in the first round of the 2007 draft by the Ravens. He has been a mainstay on their offensive line with 70 starts in 74 career games.

Currently, Chris Chester is penciled in as the Redskins’ starting right guard, but there is a question at Grubb’s native position where Kory Lichtensteiger is coming off surgery to repair a torn ACL and MCL.

In other Redskins news from Wednesday, the team is expect to meet with cornerback Aaron Ross, formerly of the New York Giants, on Friday.

Meanwhile, there is still no movement on the Eddie Royal front. The free agent wide receiver is currently exploring all options available.


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