Matthews to the 'Skins

QB Shane Matthews has agreed to terms with the Washington Redskins. The former Florida quarterback is now re-united with ex-Gator Coach Steve Spurrier. UFI just caught up with the newest Washington Redskin moments ago.

Quarterback Shane Mathews has found a new home. Matthews has agreed to a one year contract with the Washington Redskins.

"I am glad to be with Coach (Steve Spurrier) once again," said Matthews. "It is a great offense. I plan on going there and becoming the starter."

Washington almost got Matthews the night before the NFL draft. In return for the former Florida quarterback, Chicago would have received a 7th round draft pick. But Matthews squashed the deal because of the terms - no signing bonus and a two year deal.

The Redskins had a post-NFL draft mini-camp last week and none of the Washington quarterbacks were impressive. Coach Spurrier phoned Matthews earlier today to set the wheels in motion.

Matthews was scheduled to visit Cincinnati today and Houston tomorrow.

"I got the deal I wanted. I am very excited and ready to go."

Matthews will participate at the Redskins next mini-camp in late May.

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