Redskins Retain Six Pending Free Agents
The Washington Redskins announced today that they have re-signed restricted free agent linebacker Rob Jackson, tight end Logan Paulsen, long snapper Nick Sundberg, and fullback Darrel Young. They tendered restricted free agent nose tackle Chris Baker with the first right of refusal if he signs with another team. The team also re-signed unrestricted free agent guard Kory Lichtensteiger. Terms of the deals were not disclosed. Baker, 25, appeared in a career-high 14 games and one postseason contest for the Redskins in 2012. He served as the primary backup to starting nose tackle Barry Cofield and finished the season with 26 tackles, one for a loss, four quarterback pressures and a pass defensed. Jackson, 27, started 14 regular season games and one postseason contest for the Redskins in 2012 and set career highs in sacks (4.5), interceptions (four) and interceptions returned for touchdowns (one). His four interceptions were tied for second-most on the team and helped the Redskins’ linebackers to 10 interceptions on the season, the most by a linebacker corps in team history. Originally selected by the Redskins in the seventh round (242nd overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft, Jackson (6-4, 266) has appeared in 42 career games, all with Washington. Lichtensteiger, 27, started all 16 regular season games and one postseason game for Washington in 2012, just one season removed from a season-ending ACL injury suffered in Week 6 of the 2011 season. His play earned him the team’s Ed Block Courage Award, given annually to a player who displays extraordinary courage in the face of adversity.
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