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Redskins Re-sign Broughton For FB Depth

The Redskins have re-signed fullback Nehemiah Broughton, the team announced on Wednesday.

Broughton had entered the 2008 offseason as an exclusive rights free agent, but he was not tendered a contract. As a result, he became an unrestricted free agent.

Broughton returned to Redskins Park on Wednesday and signed a deal to stay with the Redskins.

Broughton will look to compete for a roster spot behind starter Mike Sellers.

Broughton, the Redskins' seventh-round draft pick in 2005, suffered a knee ligament injury in a mini-camp last year and was sidelined for the season.

He has played in five NFL games in three seasons. He recorded two special teams tackles in the Redskins' 2006 season finale against the New York Giants.

Broughton played college football at The Citadel, where current Redskins' assistant head coach-running backs Stump Mitchell also played from 1978-81.

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