CB Phillip Buchanon re-signs with Redskins

The Redskins and veteran cornerback Phillip Buchanon have agreed to terms on a deal that will bring the cornerback back to Washington for a second season.

Buchanon, a 10th-year veteran, announced, on his twitter account that he was returning to the team.

“D.C. I’m on my way... #HTTR...#NFL #LetsGo,” Buchanon tweeted.

Terms of the deal were not immediately known.

Buchanon last season served primarily as the Redskins’ third cornerback, but he did make five starts in place of Carlos Rogers when Rogers was injured. Buchanon recorded 49 tackles, two forced fumbles and two interceptions.

The Redskins last week signed former Maryland standout Josh Wilson, who presumably will start at the cornerback position opposite DeAngelo Hall. Buchanon and Kevin Barnes likely will compete for the third cornerback spot.

“It’s great,” Hall said of the signing. “It’s another guy that’s been to war with us, has a lot of experience in the league and that’s what we need.”

The Redskins entered free agency with 12 players up for new contracts. They now have re-signed Santana Moss, Jammal Brown, H.B. Blades and Buchanon and plan to re-sign quarterback Rex Grossman as well.

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.



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