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Captain Nemo returns to Redskins

I prematurely pointed towards Pete Schmitt as the backup to Mike Sellers at FB, as that position is now considerably more interesting. Per the Official Site:

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

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

Which means in front of Schmitt, and I don't know if we'll keep three fullbacks, especially with former FB Rock Cartwright on the roster to serve as the emergency guy there. In fact I'm damn near sure we won't keep tres fullbacks.

The Redskin Reporter Lee Gibbons, who has been doing this better and longer than I have, had this to say:

[E]xciting news in Redskin land yesterday as the team announced the re-signing of fullback Nehemiah Broughton.  Nemo was drafted by the Redskins in 2005 in the 7th round.  He's basically been injured ever since (hence the hospital bed photo.... HOHO-larious).

With only Mike Sellers on the roster at full-back, Nemo may have an outside shot of sticking with the team.

Lee Gibbons is a glorious Redskins Blogger, but this clear attack on Pete Schmitt cannot go unchallenged. I am instigating a Blogwar with The Redskin Report and am calling it right here, right now that Pete Schmitt will be the backup fullback for Your Washington Redskins. I say that knowing damn well that the mere act of me choosing Pete Schmitt to succeed makes that outcome less likely than not. Still, with so little to get excited about in the offseason, why not instigate some much needed invented drama by taking the underdog Pete Schmitt over Captain Nemo (who I wish only the best, ditto towards Lee Gibbons).

Hogs Haven is a functioning democracy when it comes to important matters, such as the NFL draft. Re: Pete Schmitt, this is a dictatorship.