The Washington Redskins have re-signed backup linebacker and special teams contributor Bryan Kehl to a one-year deal, his agent confirmed.

A six-year veteran, Kehl spent the offseason and training camp with Washington, shining both on defense and special teams during the preseason, but didn’t survive final cuts. The team claimed him off of waivers late in the season, and he appeared in five games, recording five tackles during that span.

Kehl’s signing comes a day after Washington’s special teams ace Lorenzo Alexander, also a backup linebacker, signed with Arizona.

Kehl, like Alexander, can play both inside and outside linebacker.

Kehl’s signing was first reported by ESPN 980, the radio station owned by Redskins owner Daniel Snyder.

Washington has now re-signed nine of its own players with expiring deals (five of them restricted and four unrestricted).