ASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Redskins wanted to improve their blocking at tight end; they didn't look too far. The team re-signed tight end Logan Paulsen, who missed all of last season with turf toe on his right foot.
Paulsen signed a one-year deal Friday to remain with Washington. His return was likely, though not a definite. But after last season in which he and Niles Paul missed the season, the Redskins knew they had to solidify their depth if nothing else.
Before his injury, Paulsen was not a lock to make the Redskins' roster as opinions of him were split within the organization. But there aren't many true blocking tight ends on the market and he was their best blocker at the position.
Paulsen made the Redskins as an undrafted free agent in 2010 and started 42 games in his first four seasons; he also has 79 career receptions.
The Redskins likely won't finish looking for more tight end help. They hosted free agent Vernon Davis on Friday. Not only would he provide veteran insurance as a pass-catcher if Paul isn't fully recovered in time for the season, but the Redskins also like that he can block. One of the primary issues in the run game last season was the inconsistency -- at best -- when it came to the tight ends blocking.