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Long snapper Nick Sundberg agrees to deal with Redskins

The Washington Redskins and long snapper Nick Sundberg have reached an agreement in principle on a four-year deal, two people with knowledge of the situation said Sunday.

Financial terms weren’t immediately known.

Sundberg was one of Washington’s six restricted free agents, but he now becomes the fourth — joining Logan Paulsen, Rob Jackson and Darrel Young — to agree to deals. The remaining two, nose tackle Chris Baker and return man Brandon Banks, remain unsigned.

Sundberg just completed his third season with the Redskins. He broke his left arm in Week 1 vs. the Saints but completed the game while injured. After being placed on injured reserve and designated to return, Sundberg came back in Week 11 and completed the season.

The long snapper signed with Washington in 2010 after stints on Carolina and Baltimore’s practice squads. Washington could have retained him on a one-year restricted free agent tender, but instead was able to work out a long-term deal.

“It’s something I always wanted: to be in one place and not have to bounce from team to team,” Sundberg said when reached by phone. “The second I got here, I knew I wanted to be here. I love the fan base, the coaching staff and the guys here. … It’s a really good group of guys. Not only do we have talent, but we have a group of real character guys, and you don’t always get both.”

Sundberg said he hasn’t yet gotten a chance to spend much time with new special teams coach Keith Burns, but added, “I definitely will be real soon. Looking forward to it.”

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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