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Redskins Sign DB Prioleau

The Redskins completed the signing of veteran safety Pierson Prioleau on Wednesday. Prioleau is a smart and experienced player who will add depth to the Redskins secondary and also play on special teams units.

Prioleau, 5-11 and 188 pounds, is a six-year NFL veteran. He has appeared in 80 games with 38 starts and has amassed 276 tackles (195 solo) with 2.5 sacks and an interception.

He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth round (110th overall) of the 1999 NFL Draft. He appeared in 28 games with 11 starts in his first two seasons with the Niners and amassed 86 tackles and one interception.

Prioleau was released during the 2001 preseason and signed by the Buffalo Bills in November 2001. During his three seasons with the Bills, he tallied 190 tackles (122 solo) while appearing in 54 games with 26 starts.

During his time in Buffalo, he played for Redskins assistant head coach-defense Gregg Williams and safeties coach Steve Jackson.

Prioleau played college football at Virginia Tech where he earned first-team All-Big East and third-team All-America honors as a senior. He finished his final season with 61 tackles (41 solo) and two interceptions, starting every game for a Hokies' defense that led the Big East with 12.9 points per game allowed.

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