The Redskins announced that they have signed nose tackle Ron Brace, a 2009 draft choice of the Patriots. Brace, 26, played in 38 games in four seasons in New England, starting seven. He is listed at 6-3, 329 pounds. The Patriots released Brace on Dec. 29, making him eligible to be signed prior to the March 12 start of the free agent signing period. The team’s press release follows after the jump: The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed nose tackle Ron Brace. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Brace (6-3, 330) was originally selected by the New England Patriots in the second round (No. 40 overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. He has appeared in 39 career regular season games with seven starts. For his career, STATS, LLC credits him with 39 tackles (24 solo) and one forced fumble. He was released by the Patriots on Dec. 29, 2012. Brace played collegiately at Boston College from 2004-08, starting 40 of the 49 career games in which he appeared. He recorded 85 tackles (50 solo), including 23 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks during his Eagle career and earned All-ACC second team honors following his senior season in 2008. Brace, 26, was born on Dec. 18, 1986 in Springfield, Mass. He attended Burncoat H.S. in Worcester, Mass., where he earned Inter-High all-star honors three times and was named team MVP in 2003. In addition, he won state shot put titles in 2003 and 2004.