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Josh LeRibeus
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LeRibeus with the Washington Redskins
No. 68     
Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-07-02) July 2, 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth: Houston, Texas
Career information
College: Southern Methodist
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 3 / Pick: 71
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Washington Redskins ( 2012 2015)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Games played     50
Games started     15
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Joshua James LeRibeus (born July 2, 1989) is an American football center for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in third round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football for Southern Methodist University.

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 3 in 312 lb 5.37 s 4.65 s 7.64 s 26.0 in 8 ft 0 in 29 rep

Washington RedskinsEdit

LeRibeus was selected 71st overall in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins.[2] While at SMU, he was a teammate of future Redskins teammates Richard Crawford, who the Redskins would later draft in the seventh round, and Aldrick Robinson, who was the Redskins' sixth round pick in 2011.[3] After the Redskins' rookie mini-camp, head coach Mike Shanahan announced that LeRibeus will primarily be playing guard and will be a backup center, providing competition for Erik Cook.[4] On July 18, 2012, he officially signed with the Redskins to a four-year contract.[5] During training camp, he split snaps at the left guard position with Maurice Hurt after Kory Lichtensteiger had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.[6] He made his NFL debut against the Carolina Panthers in Week 9. Despite playing only five games, Redskins coaching staff believed LeRibeus had a chance to compete for a starting position in the next season.

During the 2013 offseason training camp, LeRibeus came 30 pounds overweight and out of shape.[7] He was listed as inactive for the entire 2013 season.[8]

On March 16, 2016, LeRibeus re-signed with the Redskins.[9] He was released on September 3, 2016.[10]

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

On January 11, 2017, LeRibeus signed a reserve/future contract with the Eagles.[11] On May 4, 2017, he was released by the Eagles.[12]

New Orleans SaintsEdit

On May 15, 2017, LeRibeus signed with the New Orleans Saints.[13]

On May 18, 2018, LeRibeus re-signed with the Saints.[14] He played in six games, starting three at left guard in place of the injured Andrus Peat, before suffering an ankle injury in Week 7. He was placed on injured reserve on October 24, 2018.[15]

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

On June 28, 2019, LeRibeus signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. NFL Combine Profile
  2. Fitzgerald, Gary (April 27, 2012). "Redskins Draft LeRibeus In Third Round". Redskins.com. https://web.archive.org/web/20150924112036/http://www.redskins.com/news-and-events/article-1/Redskins-Draft-LeRibeus-In-Third-Round/12521841-cc04-4de4-941a-bbb08804b032. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
  3. "Redskins draft SMU CB Richard Crawford, 2nd Mustang Washington picks in this year’s NFL draft". WashingtonPost.com. April 28, 2012. https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/redskins/redskins-draft-smu-cb-richard-crawford-2nd-mustang-washington-picks-in-this-years-nfl-draft/2012/04/28/gIQAHaz8nT_story.html. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
  4. Jones, Mike (May 8, 2012). "Redskins look to capitalize on Josh LeRibeus’s versatility". WashingtonPost.com. https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/football-insider/post/redskins-look-to-capitalize-on-josh-leribeuss-versatility/2012/05/08/gIQAbNyhAU_blog.html. Retrieved May 8, 2012.
  5. Tinsman, Brian (July 18, 2012). "Redskins Sign Third-Rounder LeRibeus". Redskins.com. https://web.archive.org/web/20150924112200/http://www.redskins.com/news-and-events/article-1/Redskins-Sign-Third-Rounder-LeRibeus/33ccbea2-3e59-4a63-81a4-1710e6f32003. Retrieved July 18, 2012.
  6. Jones, Mike (July 30, 2012). "Redskins’ injuries: Jonathan Goff is done for the season, Kory Lichtensteiger has knee surgery". WashingtonPost.com. https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/football-insider/post/redskins-injuries-jonathan-goff-is-done-for-the-season-kory-lichtensteiger-has-knee-surgery/2012/07/30/gJQAxVvELX_blog.html. Retrieved July 30, 2012.
  7. Maske, Mark (August 18, 2013). "Redskins o-line coach disappointed in Josh LeRibeus’s offseason conditioning". WashingtonPost.com. https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/football-insider/wp/2013/08/18/redskins-o-line-coach-disappointed-in-josh-leribeuss-offseason-conditioning/. Retrieved January 1, 2014.
  8. Keim, John (December 5, 2013). "Analyzing the Redskins young linemen". ESPN.com. http://espn.go.com/blog/washington-redskins/post/_/id/3587/analyzing-the-redskins-young-linemen. Retrieved January 1, 2014.
  9. Jones, Mike (March 16, 2016). "Redskins re-sign offensive lineman Josh LeRibeus". WashingtonPost.com. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/football-insider/wp/2016/03/16/redskins-re-sign-offensive-lineman-josh-leribeus/. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  10. "09/03: Redskins Make Roster Moves". September 3, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20170903030343/http://www.redskins.com/news/article-1/0903-Redskins-Make-Roster-Moves/4ab685bf-26c8-4560-8359-7ef83d4951ca.
  11. McPherson, Chris (January 11, 2017). "Eagles Add Depth To O-Line, WR Group". https://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/news/eagles-add-depth-to-o-line-wr-group-18428609.
  12. Mangels, Dave (May 4, 2017). "Eagles release three players". http://www.bleedinggreennation.com/2017/5/4/15548760/philadelphia-eagles-release-terrell-watson-josh-leribeus-andrew-bonnett.
  13. "Saints Announce Roster Moves After Rookie Minicamp". May 15, 2017. http://www.neworleanssaints.com/news-and-events/article-1/Saints-Announce-Roster-Moves-After-Rookie-Minicamp/bcb464d1-d42b-4f6b-b488-6525f760f657.
  14. Gantt, Darin (May 18, 2018). "Saints sign Josh LeRibeus". https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/05/18/saints-sign-josh-leribeus/.
  15. Williams, Charean (October 24, 2018). "Saints place Josh LeRibeus on IR, sign Chaz Green". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/10/24/saints-place-josh-leribeus-on-ir-sign-chaz-green/.
  16. Smith, Scott (June 28, 2019). "Bucs Add Center Josh LeRibeus". https://www.buccaneers.com/news/bucs-add-center-josh-leribeus.

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