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Redskins Sign O-Lineman Whitley

The Redskins have signed offensive lineman Taylor Whitley, a fourth-year player previously with the Denver Broncos, the team announced on Monday.

To make room for Whitley on the roster, the Redskins released offensive lineman Tyson Walter.

Whitley is 6-4 and 305 pounds and can play multiple positions on the offensive line, head coach Joe Gibbs said. He can also play on special teams.

"We felt like he was somebody who could play center, guard and tackle for us," Gibbs said. "He's somebody who our scouting department has watched for quite a while and we felt like it was a way to add somebody who could help us down the road."

Whitley played in two games with the Denver Broncos in the 2005 season, appearing on special teams. He was released by the Broncos in September 2006.

Prior to Denver, Whitley played with the Miami Dolphins and started 11-of-16 games at guard in 2004.

The Dolphins drafted Whitley in the third round (87th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played his college ball at Texas A&M, where he was a three-year starter.

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