The Redskins’ quest to add offensive line depth continued on Monday afternoon when the team signed former Tampa Bay Buccaneers reserve James Lee.
Lee, 26, has played in 18 games and made 10 starts in the past two seasons. A 6-foot-4, 305-pound right tackle who started in the Buccaneers’ week-17 game in Atlanta last winter, Lee has spent the past four seasons in Tampa Bay.
An undrafted rookie free-agent who entered the NFL in 2008, Lee played his college ball at South Carolina State.
Washington will be looking to add as many healthy, and quality, bodies as possible to its offensive line rotation in the coming months. Former fourth-overall pick Trent Williams has the left tackle spot locked down, but there are still questions about who will start at right tackle when the Redskins open their season in September.
Jammal Brown is under contract for the 2012 season, but he has been unhealthy and inconsistent throughout his two years stay with the Redskins. Both Willie Smith and Tyler Polumbus — pressed into starting role’s at different times during the 2011 season — are signed through the 2012 season as well.
Lee gives Washington added competition at right tackle, where the team is still expected to add another starting caliber option, perhaps in this month’s draft.