Redskins sign veteran LB Nick Barnett to one-year deal
The Redskins added veteran inside linebacker Nick Barnett on Thursday. Barnett spent the last two seasons in Buffalo where he led the Bills defense in tackles both years.
After spending the last two years in Buffalo, Nick Barnett is heading back to the NFC. The Washington Redskins announced they've signed the veteran linebacker to a one-year deal. Before playing in Buffalo, Barnett spent eight seasons in Green Bay.
The 32-year-old Barnett has started in every regular season game he's ever played in over his 10-year career -- a total of 139 games -- but he's willing to come off the bench if that's what the Redskins need.
"I’m here to help any way that I can, whether it’s a starter or whether it’s coming off the bench and playing," Barnett said. "I think you can be effective and a good player -- you don’t have to start games to be that. I’ve always thought that -- even though I’ve started every game that I’ve played -- I’ve always thought that you can come off of the bench and be just as big an impact as well."
Barnett will have the added benefit of being familiar with his position coach. Redskins linebacker coach Bob Slowik was Barnett's defensive coordinator in Green Bay in 2004.
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