This afternoon, the Redskins brought in offensive tackle James Lee, a former undrafted free agent claimed off waivers by Bruce Allen to Tampa Bay in 2008. He will provide depth at a Redskins’ area of need this offseason, and compete for playing time behind Trent Williams and Jammal Brown.
Lee has appeared in 19 games over the last four years, starting 10 for former Bucs head coach, Redskins secondary coach, Raheem Morris. His big season was in 2010, when he started nine games en route to the playoffs, helping the Buccaneers average 125.1 rushing yards per game, which ranked third in the NFC (eighth in the NFL).
Lee, 26, played collegiately at South Carolina State where he appeared in 33 games with 31 starts. As a senior, he was named third-team All-American by the Associated Press and was an honorable mention choice for the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) All-America squad.
Perhaps his best asset, is that Lee can also provide a veteran influence, which could one day blossom into a career in coaching. Why so confident? Lee is already an Internet sensation, demonstrating proper pulling technique in an infomercial for ProTips4U:
As far as the overall instruction or the video, I love the handshake at the beginning, I love when Anthony runs off screen, and I especially love the muttered correction when his test subject is supposed to pull out too wide, and fails to fail.
I think the saying goes, “You can’t make a good tackle demonstrate bad tricks.” Something like that.
Head coach Mike Shanahan said that his team needed depth, especially along the offensive line, and Lee’s signing does just that. Once again, it appears that the addition of former Bucs head coach Raheem Morris is paying dividends for the Redskins in terms of scouting and recruiting.