The Redskins have brought back another one of their own. At least they are trying to.
According to multiple media reports, the Redskins are putting a restricted free agent tender on nose tackle Chris Baker. The three-year veteran player announced the deal via Twitter:
— Chris Baker (@cbaker92redskin) March 11, 2013
The tender is worth about $1.3 million for one year. He will be able to talk to and take offers from other teams. If he brings back an offer sheet to the Redskins, they will have seven days to match it. Since Baker came into the league undrafted there would be no draft pick compensation if the Redskins decline to match.
Restricted free agents have rarely changed teams in recent years so there is a very good chance the Redskins will be able to retain him.
He was the backup at nose tackle all year, spelling Barry Cofield for about 15 snaps per game. His performance was solid enough for the Redskins to want to keep him for another year.