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Suisham Signs Tender to Stay With Redskins


Shaun Suisham has signed his restricted free agent contract, the team announced on Monday.

The Redskins had tendered a contract to Suisham, the team's third-year place kicker, on Feb. 25.

By signing the contract, Suisham cannot be signed by another NFL team this offseason.


Suisham completed his second full season as the Redskins' kicker last year.

He converted 26-of-36 field goal attempts and all 25 of his PATs.

Suisham got off to a strong start, connecting on four field goals in games at Dallas and Philadelphia, both wins for the Redskins.

He struggled from 40 range in the second half of the season, though, and his field goal percentage dropped to among the worst in the league.

A 3-year veteran, Suisham has been good on 67-of-86 field goal attempts. His career long is a 52-yarder in 2006.

In 2007, he posted two overtime field goals to help lead the Redskins to wins.

Suisham is expected to compete with free agent pickup Dave Rayner for the Redskins' kicking job this offseason.

Washington's other restricted free agents are defensive tackles Kedric Golston and Anthony Montgomery.

The Redskins have tendered contracts to both Golston and Montgomery, but they have not signed the deal.

As part of restricted free agency, Golston and Montgomery have until April 18 to accept offers from other clubs.

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