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News & Notes: Redskins Sign Devine, Ghee

The Redskins have signed first-year quarterback Derek Devine and first-year safety Patrick Ghee, the team announced on Tuesday.

The team also released four undrafted rookies who participated in mini-camp on May 2-4: defensive end Alonzo Dotson, safety Kevin Mitchell, quarterback Bret Meyer and safety Justin Scott.

Devine and Ghee are both former Seattle Seahawks, so they should have some familiarity with practices under Jim Zorn, a former Seattle quarterbacks coach.

Devine, 6-3 and 222 pounds, entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Seahawks in 2007. He was released by the club prior to the start of the regular season.

Devine played college ball at Marshall, but was a third-string QB as a junior and senior. He threw just eight passes in two years at Marshall, but he was able to impress NFL scouts with his strong arm.

Ghee, 6-1 and 210 pounds, signed with the Seahawks as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2007. He was released by the club after training camp.

Ghee signed with the Carolina Panthers' practice squad on Dec. 26, 2007. He played college ball at Wake Forest, lining up primarily at strong safety.


Wide receiver Antwaan Randle El had arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday to remove a loose body, head coach Jim Zorn said.

Zorn called the procedure "fairly minor."

He called it a "3-4 week deal" and expected Randle El to be back for the team's next set of OTAs on June 2.

Randle El did not injure the knee during any on-field work, Zorn said.

"Sometimes those [loose bodies] are in there and they create irritation," Zorn said. "They noticed some swelling and they gave him an MRI. They noticed there was just a little piece of [a loose body]."

Randle El is coming off a solid season in which he had a career-high 51 catches for 728 yards and one touchdown. He also returned 34 punts for a 6.1-yard average.

Randle El sat out the Week 12 game against Buffalo last year due to a hamstring injury. It was the first game that Randle El had missed in his NFL career.

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