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Redskins Move Quickly to Re-sign Albright

The Redskins have re-signed veteran long snapper Ethan Albright, the team announced on Monday.

Albright, 6-5 and 265 pounds, has been a model of consistency as the Redskins' long snapper over the past six seasons. Simply put, if you don't hear Albright's name on game day, that means he performed well.

As long snapper, Albright plays a key role in snapping the ball on field goals and punts.

Its importance was perhaps underscored in last Saturday's Wild Card playoff game between the Dallas Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks.

While Dallas holder Tony Romo's drop on a game-winning field goal had nothing to do with the long snapper, it's important to make sure that the exchange is as smooth and consistent as possible.

An 11-year NFL veteran out of North Carolina, Albright originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with Miami in 1994.

He saw his first NFL action in 1995, playing in 10 games with the Dolphins before suffering a season-ending knee injury. He joined Buffalo in 1996 and spent five seasons with the Bills. He joined the Redskins in 2001.

Since then, Albright has played in all 16 games every season for the Redskins. He has proven himself as one of the league's very best long snappers during that time.

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