Washington Redskins sign Nick Barnett to one-year deal

Dec. 30, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards (17) runs the ball after a catch and tries to defend Buffalo Bills outside linebacker Nick Barnett (50) during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Redskins have added linebacker Nick Barnett after he worked out with the team this week.

From the Associated Press report:

Barnett agreed to sign late Wednesday after two days of workouts with the team.

The Redskins were looking for depth at linebacker after backup Keenan Robinson torn his left pectoral muscle on the opening day of training camp.

Actual terms of the deal, such as money, were not disclosed.

It’s an interesting move considering Barnett failed a physical after his second season with the Buffalo Bills, but he reignited his career. In the 32 games he played with the Bills, the linebacker had 242 combined tackles, five sacks, and three interceptions (all in his first season with them).

The 10-year veteran played with the Green Bay Packers for eight seasons previous to that. He made the Pro Bowl in 2007 and was a part of the Super Bowl XLV championship team.

A couple of injuries that knocked him out of the 2008 and 2010 seasons eventually led to his release after the 2010 season after he couldn’t be traded.

Barnett signed a three-year, $12 million contract with the Bills back in 2011.

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