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Redskins Re-sign K Chandler

The Redskins announced Monday that they have re-signed place kicker Jeff Chandler, an exclusive rights free agent.

The Redskins had tendered Chandler his exclusive rights contract offer on March 2. Chandler signed the contract on Monday, officially rejoining the team.

Chandler, 6-2 and 217 pounds, is expected to provide some competition for returning kicker John Hall next season.

Chandler originally signed with the Redskins in December 2004 shortly after the team placed Hall on the injured reserve list. In his first game with Washington and on his first kick, against his former team the San Francisco 49ers, Chandler connected on a career-long 49-yard field. He finished the game with 14 points, going 4-for-4 on field goals and 2-for-2 on extra points.

Chandler finished the year appearing in five games, three with Washington, connecting on five out of eight field goals and 14 out of 14 extra points.

Chandler originally entered the league as a fourth-round selection (102nd overall) by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2002 NFL Draft. He has played in 13 career games, connecting on 70 percent of his field goals (19-for-27) and 97 percent of his extra points (35-for-36).

Chandler played his college ball at the University of Florida, starting his career there as a walk-on. He ended his collegiate career as the school's all time leader in points (368) and field goals (67). He is also ranked second in SEC history in field goal percentage with an 83.8 percent success rate.

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