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Omar Stoutmire has returned

And it's Official:

The Redskins have signed veteran safety Omar Stoutmire, the team announced on Wednesday.
Stoutmire played for the Redskins in 2005, but moved on to the New Orleans Saints last season. He rejoins the Redskins as an 11-year NFL veteran and provides depth to the secondary.

Stoutmire is a long-time veteran of NFC East football, having played with the New York Giants from 2000-04. He entered the league as a seventh-round draft choice of the Dallas Cowboys in 1997.

Overall, he has played in 133 games with 60 starts, with seven interceptions and 418 tackles (329 solo) in his career.

The Prodigal Safety returns. Stoutmire likely becomes Pierson Prioleau's backup now that Adam Archuleta has bolted town. The official site notes that Stoutmire has recent starting experience, having done so 9 times last year for the Saints. The last time Omar was a Redskin, we had a top 10 defense (I'm just saying!).

I've got no details on the signing besides this, which says he's on a one year contract. I doubt the money is that high though I will update with figures as soon as I can track some down.

Signing was kind of a no-brainer given the loss of Troy Vincent and Adam Archuleta. Safeties on the team now are Prioleau, Sean Taylor, Vernon Fox, Stoutmire, and Reed Doughty. Also Chip Cox and Jerrell Pippens, but they don't even have Cheerleading-like bios at the Official Site; likely cuts or practice squadders I would guess. Still, with Taylor and Prioleau backed up by Fox, Stoutmire, and kind-of-sort-of Reed Doughty, I'm fine with our safety unit. Of course, I reserve the right to drastically change my opinion the day after the season starts.

Welcome (back) aboard Omar.