The Washington Redskins have announced they are going to sign former Patriots defensive tackle Ron Brace. The team announced they signed former Patriots second-round pick Ron Brace, who was released by the Patriots after a four-year stint of never quite working out. The team announced Thursday the addition of the 26-year-old Brace, who spent the last four seasons mostly as a backup with the New England Patriots. The Redskins have taken a break from clumsily defending their nickname, by signing a defender who was merely clumsily drafted. He was a bit player, expected to develop as a burgeoning tackle behind Vince Wilfork. But that never materialized.