Redskins re-sign DE Doug Worthington


(Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

The Washington Redskins re-signed defensive end Doug Worthington to a one-year deal this week, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

Worthington missed all of last season after suffering a torn biceps tendon last June at the end of offseason workouts.

He was an exclusive-rights free agent, which prevented him from negotiating with other teams, and agreed to a one-year tender worth $495,000.

Listed with the NFL as a second-year player because he has appeared in only six games in his career, Worthington was selected in the seventh round out of Ohio State by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2010. He had brief stints with the Steelers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but didn’t play in any games. He signed to Washington’s practice squad in 2011 and spent a portion of the 2012 campaign on the practice squad again before being promoted to the 53-man roster when fellow defensive end Adam Carriker was lost for the season with an injury.

The 6-foot-5, 311-pound Worthington, 26, has recorded two tackles and one pass deflection in six career games.

Worthington is now fully recovered from the injury that cost him all of last season.

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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