On re-signing with the Redskins:
"Wow, this is such an honor. This is the place that I always wanted to be. I was telling somebody the story that when I came out of college at Virginia Tech I remember taking a visit here--it was me, Sean Taylor, and Kellen Winslow on that visit--and ever since that moment I always dreamed about calling this place home ."
On his 2008 stint with the Redskins:
"In the short time that I was here, I felt closer with these guys than I ever did in Oakland, these guys just embraced me full tilt when I came in from the coaching staff on down, and I just had fun, I had fun ."
On whether or not he was able to show his talents last season in Washington:
"Did I get to show what I had, probably not, just because I hadn't really got the chance to develop into the scheme, I kind of just got tossed in and Coach (Jerry) Gray did a great job tutoring me one-on-one during that bye week when I came to the team and making sure I understood just enough to get on the field."
On re-signing with the Washington Redskins:
"It's not only the right situation per sé, it's also the right scheme, the right feel."
On the Redskins coaching staff:
"These coaches feel like family to me, and that's funny to say being that I have only been here such a short period, but I knew once I stepped in this place I didn't want to leave."
On agreeing to terms prior to the start of free agency:
"This is where I wanted to be. It was just a matter of trying to nail out the fine details, it wasn't so much that we're going to stall as long as we can and try and do something else, some dramatic scheme we had planned. It had nothing to do with that, just so happened that once midnight hit, I would become a free agent but that did not mean this was still not my first and only choice."
On the signing of Albert Haynesworth and what that does for a cornerback to have a dominant lineman like that:
"It's what you want, you want guys who can definitely push the pocket and get sacks He is a one-man wrecking crew, bottom line. He is the best player in the National Football League, offense, defense, and he is on our team. He instantly makes us better."