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Redskins Tender Exclusive Rights Contract to Suisham

The Redskins have tendered a contract to exclusive rights free agent Shaun Suisham, and as a result the third-year kicker remains with the team next season.

Under the rules of exclusive rights free agency, Washington had only to tender the contract to Suisham to retain him.

Suisham signed the tender on Monday, the team announced.

Suisham just completed his first full season as the Redskins' place kicker.

He played in all 16 games, plus a Wild Card playoff game, and connected on 29-of-35 field goal attempts and 29-of-30 PATs for 116 points.

Suisham hit two overtime game-winners last season, a 39-yarder in Week 1 to beat the Dolphins and a 46-yarder in Week 9 to beat the Jets.

Suisham missed a critical 30-yard field goal in the Redskins' playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Jan. 5, but otherwise he was solid most of last season.

Suisham joined the Redskins in December 2006. For his career, he has made 41-of-50 field goals and 51-of-52 PATs.

The Redskins' other exclusive rights free agent was fullback Nehemiah Broughton.

Broughton was not tendered a contract by the Redskins. As a result, he becomes an unrestricted free agent.

Broughton suffered a knee ligament injury in 2007 mini-camp. A former seventh-round draft pick of the Redskins, he saw limited action in his three years with the team.

It's possible the Redskins could re-sign Broughton, but for now he is free to negotiate with other NFL teams.

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