The Redskins have signed free agent linebacker Bryan Kehl, the team announced on Monday.
Kehl visited with Redskins officials on Monday at the team's practice facility and agreed to a contract.
Kehl, 6-2 and 244 pounds, could compete for playing time at inside linebacker and special teams.
Kehl entered the NFL as a fourth-round draft pick (123rd overall) by the New York Giants in the 2008 NFL Draft.
In his four-year career, he has appeared in 59 games with five starts, recording 58 tackles, one interception, one sack, two fumbles recovered and a pass defended.
Last season, Kehl appeared in 14 games with one start in his only full season with the St. Louis Rams.
In 2010, Kehl played in 14 games with one start for the Rams after being claimed off waivers from the New York Giants on Sept. 15.
Kehl spent the first 31 games of his career with the Giants, earning three starts and compiling 28 tackles, one interception, one sack and two fumbles recovered.
Kehl, 27, played college football at Brigham Young, where he played in 48 games with 26 starts. He totaled 205 tackles (108 solo), seven sacks, three interceptions two forced fumbles and three fumbles recovered.