The Washington Redskins have added some depth to the offensive line today, as they announced the signing of former Indianapolis Colts guard and center Mike McGlynn, per Mike Jones of the Washington Post. Bruce Allen deciding to make a few interesting moves on the offensive line, and I was disappointed by the Redskins decision to cut ties with solid center Will Montgomery and sign subpar guard Shawn Lauvao to a significant contract.
McGlynn is nothing more than a utility backup for the Redskins, but the 29-year-old Pittsburgh product has appeared in 31 games over the past two seasons. After spending the first two seasons of his career with the Philadelphia Eagles and a season with the Cincinnati Bengals with 26 appearances in those three years, he started at both right guard and center for the Colts.
Despite receiving significant interest this offseason (St. Louis Rams, Green Bay Packers, Tennessee Titans), McGlynn isn’t good enough to be a starter in this league. That said, he’s a solid signing as a backup provided his deal is cheap, and I wouldn’t be surprised if his one-year deal with the Redskins is only worth the league minimum. He’s a big guy with experience and versatility, so those are all going for him as a quality backup in the capital.