Dotson agrees to deal with Redskins

Defensive tackle Santana Dotson, who helped the Green Bay to two Super Bowls, agreed to terms of a one-year contract with the Washington Redskins on Tuesday. Dotson was released by the Packers in February in a cost-cutting move.<p>

Dotson, 32, signed with the Packers in 1996 after beginning his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He started the last six seasons for the Packers, including last year when he returned from a quadriceps injury late in the 2000 season. reported that Dotson, a 10th year pro, will sign a one-year contract that is worth $775,000 and includes a signing bonus of $25,000.

Dotson has 49 career sacks, including 3.5 last year. He has not posted more than six sacks, however, since his rookie campaign, when he had 10. Dotson has started in 129 of 152 appearances, and has totaled 460 tackles, 11 forced fumbles and 25 pass deflections.

Last year, the former Baylor star played in all 16 games for the eighth time as a pro. He has started double-digit games in all but one of his 10 seasons in the league and has four seasons with 50-plus tackles.

Middle linebacker Bernardo Harris and running back Dorsey Levens, also released with Dotson in February, remain unsigned. Another Packers cap casualty, defensive end John Thierry, signed with the Atlanta Falcons in March.

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