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Redskins Sign TE Yoder

The Redskins continued to tweak their early season roster, signing veteran tight end Todd Yoder, the team announced on Tuesday.

To make room for Yoder, the Redskins released second-year running back Nehemiah Broughton.

Yoder, 6-4 and 262 pounds, is in his seventh NFL season. He is expected to provide depth at the position, where the Redskins have starter Chris Cooley and backup Christian Fauria.

Originally signed by Tampa Bay in 2000 as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Vanderbilt, Yoder spent the 2005 season on injured reserve for the Jacksonville Jaguars with a knee injury.

A standout special teams performer and a physical blocking tight end, Yoder has played in a total of 73 games with 10 starts in his career and has amassed 28 receptions for 300 yards and two touchdowns.

Yoder spent his first four seasons in Tampa Bay before joining the Jaguars in 2004.

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