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Collins Agrees to Terms With Redskins

Quarterback Todd Collins has agreed to terms on a new contract with the Redskins, the team announced on Friday.

Collins is expected to serve as Jason Campbell's backup in 2008.

Last season, Collins took over for an injured Jason Campbell and led the Redskins on a four-game winning streak and a playoff berth. He made his first NFL start in 10 years.

In a remarkable showing, Collins completed 67-of-105 passes for 888 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions to close out the regular season.

In the Redskins' Wild Card playoff game in Seattle, Collins faced a more intense pass rush and he struggled to get into a rhythm.

He completed 29-of-50 passes for 266 yards and two touchdowns. He also threw two fourth-quarter interceptions that were returned for touchdowns in the Seahawks' 35-14 win.

It was thought that Collins would pursue starting opportunities in free agency, but he opted to stay with the Redskins.

Collins, 6-4 and 225 pounds, originally signed with the Redskins in March 2006. He served as a backup for Mark Brunell and Campbell until his starting opportunity last season.

Collins originally entered the league as a second-round draft choice of the Buffalo Bills in 1995. He spent three seasons with the Bills before moving on to the Kansas City Chiefs in 1998.

During his career, Collins has appeared in 44 games with 20 starts and completed 359-of-651 passes for 4,335 yards, 22 touchdowns and 19 interceptions.

With Collins returning, Brunell's is not expected to be back for a fifth season in Washington.

Brunell, who has played for the Redskins since 2004, is an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

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