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Redskins bringing back OLB Chris Wilson

The Washington Redskins have agreed to terms with outside linebacker Chris Wilson, who will be back with the team for a second stint, the player confirmed Tuesday.

“I’ve never been more excited about a season,” said Wilson, who signed a one-year deal. “Just the opportunity to come back and contribute to the team that I consider to be home, is great. The people are tremendous. ... I’m looking forward to coming in, helping [special teams coach] Danny Smith out, taking pride in that, and helping us win.”

Wilson played for the Redskins from 2007-10, never missing a game during that period and contributing both on special teams and as a backup linebacker. In 2009 he recorded a career-best 20 tackles and one sack.

Wilson signed with the Philadelphia Eagles last season, but never played a game for the team.

The 6-foot-4, 247-pound Wilson is expected to compete with third-year pro Rob Jackson and second-year player Markus White for playing time behind starters Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan.

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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