The Redskins added a linebacker with NFC East experience to the mix on Monday.
The team announced that former Giants middle linebacker Jonathan Goff has signed with the team. Goff missed the entire 2011 season with a torn ACL, but he was the Giants’ starter at the position in 2010. Goff, originally a 2008 fifth-round pick, had 52 tackles and a sack that year.
Goff might have had a chance to return to the Giants, but that evaporated when the team traded for Keith Rivers and re-signed Chase Blackburn before the draft. Goff also visited Miami and Cleveland during free agency.
He’ll be competing for snaps as a backup linebacker with the Redskins. London Fletcher and Perry Riley will start with Lorenzo Alexander, Bryan Kehl and 2012 fourth-rounder Keenan Robinson also in the picture.