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McIntosh, Doughty Rejoin Redskins


The Redskins have re-signed linebacker Rocky McIntosh and safety Reed Doughty, bringing back two reliable veterans to the squad.

McIntosh and Doughty were on hand for Thursday's training camp practice.

"It feels good," McIntosh told reporters coming off the practice field. "I was glad to be back out there with the guys."

McIntosh completed his fifth season with the Redskins last year. He transitioned to inside linebacker in the Redskins' new 3-4 defense and started 15 games.

McIntosh posted a career-best 155 tackles and also logged two sacks and one forced fumble. His best game came in Week 7 against the Chicago Bears when he had a team-high 12 tackles, one sack and a forced fumble.

For his career, McIntosh has compiled 507 tackles, seven sacks, three interceptions and eight forced fumbles.

McIntosh has been a starter on the Redskins' defense since 2007. He joined the Redskins as a second-round draft pick in 2006.

McIntosh could face a challenge to his starting job. Second-year player Perry Riley, a 2010 fourth-round draft pick, has impressed early in training camp.

Doughty also completed his fifth season with the Redskins last year. He has played both free and strong safety in his career and has also excelled on special teams.

Last year, Doughty played in 15 games, with eight starts. He finished with 84 tackles, fifth-best on the defense, and one sack.

On kickoff and punt coverage units, Doughty had 16 tackles, third-best on the team. He also took on the "personal protector" role for the Redskins punt team, a job that requires calling out assignments and reading defense to ensure a safe punt.

Mike Shanahan suggested that Doughty was a core player.

"Reed is a guy you can count on in special teams, and he can start at either safety position," Shanahan said.

For his career, Doughty has started 25-of-60 games and logged 84 tackles, 3.5 sacks and one interception. He also has 75 special teams tackles in his career.

Doughty entered the NFL as a 2006 sixth-round draft choice by the Redskins.

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