Preseason auditions: Former Utah players making their case to earn an NFL roster spot

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 20 2013 6:10 p.m. MDT

Bryan Kehl, Washington Redskins linebacker Next » 2 of 6 « Prev
Last season, Kehl had an impressive preseason with the Redskins, leading the team during exhibition play in tackles (17), sacks (two) and passes defended (three).

It wasn't enough to keep him from getting cut, though Washington brought him back near the end of the 2012 season.

This year, the former BYU linebacker is hoping to avoid getting cut preseason again, and on Monday, he put up another strong performance. During Washington's 24-13 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, Kehl led the Redskins with six total tackles — including two solo — and had 1.5 sacks.

His best play came on Pittsburgh's first series of the second half, when Kehl went untouched and sacked Steelers backup quarterback Bruce Gradkowski for an eight-yard loss.

Currently, Kehl is listed as the backup at one of the team's inside linebacker positions.

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