The Washington Redskins announced today that they have re-signed unrestricted free agent linebacker
Kehl (6-2, 244) was originally selected by the New York Giants in the fourth round (123rd overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Brigham Young.
He has appeared in 67 career games with five starts in five NFL seasons, and recorded 76 tackles, one interception, one sack, two fumbles recovered and a pass defensed, according to STATS, LLC.
Last season, Kehl appeared in eight combined games with the Kansas City Chiefs and the Redskins.
He spent the 2012 preseason with the Redskins, compiling a team-high 17 tackles (seven solo) with three passes defensed, two sacks and an interception.
He was released by the Redskins on Aug. 31, 2012, before signing with the Chiefs on Oct. 3. Kehl appeared in three games with Kansas City before being waived on Nov. 27, and being claimed off waivers by the Redskins a day later.
He appeared in five regular season games and one postseason game for the Redskins, registering eight special teams tackles according to coaches’ film.
Kehl, 28, played collegiately at BYU where he played in 48 games with 26 starts. He amassed 205 tackles (108 solo), seven sacks, 20.5 stops for losses, two forced fumbles and three fumbles recovered.
He also recorded three interceptions, including one interception return for touchdown. As a senior in 2007, he started all 13 games at weakside linebacker and served as team captain, eventually being tabbed as an All-Mountain West Conference first team selection as well as earning Academic All-MWC honors.
Kehl was born on June 16, 1984. He attended Brighton High School in Cottonwood Heights, Utah.