Biggs: Redskins add lineman

That didn’t take long.

Artis Hicks was close to a deal with the Washington Redskins. Now, it’s done. The veteran guard has signed a three-year deal with a maximum value of $9 million, according to Judd Zulgad of the Minnesota Vikings.

Hicks will compete for a starting job on the line and, at worst, he’ll add depth to a line that was woefully undermanned by former personnel man Vinny Cerrato last season.

There is more help on the way too. Pro Football Talk has reported that free-agent tackle Tony Pashos has agreed to a contract with the Redskins. Pashos spent last season with the San Francisco 49ers after the Jacksonville Jaguars released him at the final cutdown when he declined to take a pay cut.

It’s not the free agent weekend the Redskins typically experience. But it’s a snapshot of what the new regime of Bruce Allen and Mike Shanahan believe is important. Both men know the Redskins have to build from the line out. That’s what they’re doing.

UPDATED: Now, Pro Football Talk is reporting that Pashos left the Redskins without a signed agreement and will visit the Cleveland Browns.

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