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News & Notes: Johnson Traded to Bears

The Redskins have traded fullback Bryan Johnson to the Chicago Bears in return for a sixth-round draft pick, the team announced on Monday.

Johnson, who entered the offseason as a restricted free agent, played in 49 games in four seasons with the Redskins after signing with the team as an undrafted free agent in 2000.

He also developed into a leader on special teams, finishing first in special teams tackles in 2002 and second in 2003.

Last Friday, the Redskins matched an offer for Johnson from the New Orleans Saints.

During a press conference on Saturday, Gibbs indicated that Johnson's status with the team wasn't final, saying, "I think we're still going through a process there."

The Redskins have fullbacks Rock Cartwright and Mike Sellers on the current roster.

In Joe Gibbs' offense, fullbacks are often used as H-backs.


The Redskins have waived linebacker Armegis Spearman, a fourth-year pro who was signed in January 2004.

Spearman previously played for the Houston Texans and Cincinnati Bengals.

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