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Redskins retain Nick Sundberg

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Redskins Confidential,Sports,John Keim

Long snapper Nick Sundberg agreed to a four-year deal with the Redskins, taking care of yet another restricted free agent. He’s the fourth of six who have either signed or agreed to a contract. Sundberg confirmed the news via text message.

Sundberg, who played part of the season-opening win at New Orleans with a broken arm, has provided consistent snaps since winning the job in 2010. And there wasn’t much doubt about his return. He joins three other restricted free agents who will return: linebacker Rob Jackson, tight end Logan Paulsen and fullback Darrel Young.

That leaves two restricted free agents unsigned: nose tackle Chris Baker and returner Brandon Banks. As of late Saturday, Baker was not close to a deal. With Chris Neild returning from an injury and having signed veteran Ron Brace, the Redskins –with salary cap issues — don’t need to pay for another potential backup behind Barry Cofield.

Banks, based on his productivity and the fact that he was inactive in the final five games, including the postseason, could be on his way out.

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