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Redskins sign center Kevin Matthews

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The Redskins have added some veteran center depth, signing ex-Titans lineman Kevin Matthews to a contract, the club said Tuesday.

Terms of the deal were not announced. Kevin Matthews is the son of Hall of Fame offensive lineman and current Titans offensive line coach Bruce Matthews.

Matthews (6-3, 302) appeared in 14 games for Tennessee in 2012, starting two games at center. The Titans did not make him a contract offer in restricted free agency, making him as an unrestricted free agent free to sign elsewhere.

Will Montgomery is Washington’s starting center. Kory Lichtensteiger, the Redskins’ starting left guard, was listed as his backup in 2012. If the 26-year-old Matthews can show he’s a capable reserve center and guard, he would likely help his case to make the team, as versatile backup offensive linemen can be very helpful -- and perhaps even a necessity -- with teams facing the 46-player active-roster limit on gameday.