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Washington Redskins add Clifton Geathers

3/13/2014

The Redskins wanted to bolster their defensive line and still may do so by adding another starter. For now, they'll settle for potential depth.

The Redskins signed defensive lineman Clifton Geathers, who is now with his sixth team since 2010. He played 16 games with Philadelphia last season, the first time in his career he played more than eight. The 6-foot-8, 340-pound Geathers will compete at defensive end. He has one career sack and 12 career tackles, all in the last two seasons. Cleveland selected Geathers in the sixth round of the 2010 draft, but was cut that summer.

He’s the nephew of former Redskins defensive lineman Jumpy Geathers, who played here from 1990-92. Clifton Geathers' brother, Robert, is a defensive lineman with Cincinnati.