The Washington Redskins announced on March 8 that they have signed offensive lineman Ross Tucker. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Tucker rejoins the Redskins after beginning his career with the team as an undrafted free agent prior to the 2001 season. He is a versatile player who has played the guard and center positions in the NFL.
Tucker, 6-4 and 316 pounds, is a five-year veteran who began his career with the Redskins in 2001, playing in three games. He played three games with Washington in 2002 then was waived on Oct. 22, 2002 and claimed by Dallas. He started in seven games at left guard for the Cowboys.
Tucker joined the Buffalo Bills and then-head coach Gregg Williams in 2003, playing in 28 games with 17 starts over the next two seasons.
He was released by the Bills in 2005 and signed with the New England Patriots in December. He played in one regular season and one playoff game.
Tucker was traded by the Patriots to the Cleveland Browns in 2006 and was released prior to the regular season. He did not play during the 2006 season.
Tucker attended Princeton, starting every game as a senior after returning from a season-ending injury as a junior.