Kendall Reyes lands deal with Redskins

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Defensive end Kendall Reyes crossed the country when he was drafted by the Chargers out of the University of Connecticut and he’ll be reversing that trip this year.

According to multiple reports, Reyes has signed a one-year deal to join the Redskins. Reyes is the first new addition to Washington’s roster since free agency opened on Wednesday.

Reyes was a second-round pick by the Chargers in 2012 and spent the last three seasons as a mainstay in their starting lineup. He flashed some pass rushing ability in his first two years, recording 10.5 sacks, but hasn’t been as productive the last two seasons.

He’ll join a Redskins line fronted by Chris Baker, Ricky Jean Francois, Kedric Golston and Stephen Paea. Nose tackle Terrance Knighton is a free agent and isn’t expected back with the team. The Chargers have signed Brandon Mebane as a free agent and will likely make other moves up front as they try to bounce back from a 4-12 season.