The Redskins have re-signed tight end Todd Yoder, the team announced on Thursday.
Yoder emerged as a solid backup tight end last season, his first in Washington. He was originally signed by the team in September 2006 and initially served on special teams.
Yoder saw increased action as Chris Cooley's backup later in the season as Christian Fauria struggled through a foot injury.
Yoder, 6-2 and 262 pounds, was primarily used as a blocking tight end. Along with Cooley, Yoder helped the Redskins' offense become a dominant rushing team down the stretch.
As a pass receiver, Yoder was used mostly in goal-line situations and he caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Jason Campbell in the Week 11 game at Tampa Bay.
For the season, he tallied nine special teams tackles.
Yoder joins Cooley and second-year player Eric Edwards as the tight ends on the roster. Brian Kozlowski is an unrestriced free agent and his future with the team is uncertain.
The Redskins periodically use fullback Mike Sellers at the line of scrimmage in a role similar to a tight end.
Yoder began his NFL career as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2000. During his career, he has played in 87 games, with 10 starts, and logged 29 catches for 304 yards and three touchdowns.
Yoder attended Vanderbilt, where he was a four-year letterman. He posted 80 career receptions for 1,267 yards and eight touchdowns.