Derrick Dockery rejoins Redskins

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

The Washington Redskins brought back a familiar face to shore up their offensive line, signing Derrick Dockery to a five-year, $26.5 million contract. As most of you probably know, the Buffalo Bills bungled some paperwork the other day that ruined a trade opportunity with the Lions. Dockery will probably look back at this as his "get out of jail free card" moment.

He has a lot of friends on the Redskins' roster and he'll immediately start at one of the guard spots. With Pete Kendall and Randy Thomas having health issues, the Redskins desperately needed reinforcements. Now, we'll see if they can land an offensive tackle with the No. 13 overall pick in the draft. This team has been handcuffed for years by both its offensive and defensive lines. So far in free agency they've done a good job of addressing those concerns.