LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed free agent nose tackle Jerrell Powe. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Powe (6-2, 331) was originally selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the sixth round (199th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft. In three seasons with Kansas City from 2011-13 and one season with the Houston Texans in 2014, Powe has appeared in 28 career games with four starts, compiling 18 tackles (12 solo), two passes defensed and a sack.
Last season, Powe appeared in all 16 games for Houston, making three starts.
Powe played collegiately at Ole Miss, where he earned second-team All-Southeastern Conference honors from the league's coaches and was chosen as a team captain as a senior in 2010. He appeared in 37 games with the Rebels with 22 starts from 2008-10.
Powe, 28, attended Wayne County H.S. in Waynesboro, Miss., where earned Parade All-American honors and played in the U.S. Army All-America Bowl as a senior. He was born on March 15, 1987.