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Report: Redskins, Nick Sundberg agree on four-year deal

Nick Sundberg

Washington Redskins long snapper Nick Sundberg prepares to snap the ball during the second half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Landover, Md., Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)


The Redskins made it clear that they held long snapper Nick Sundberg in high regard when they gave him the designation to return from injured reserve after he broke his arm in the season opener last season and they made it even clearer on Sunday.

Rich Campbell of the Washington Times reports that the team and Sundberg have agreed to terms on a four-year contract. Sundberg, who was set to become a restricted free agent, has been with the team since the 2010 season and he wound up returning in time to snap in the final seven regular season games and the playoff loss to the Seahawks.

Sundberg broke his arm during the first half of that Week One game against the Saints, but he earned the respect of many by remaining in the game and snapping despite the snapped bone in his arm. It was a rare moment when a long snapper gained attention for something other than botching an exchange.

The Redskins have spent the last few days keeping their players off the open market. They’ve re-signed guard Kory Lichtensteiger and reached deals with restricted free agents Logan Paulsen, Darrell Young and Rob Jackson.