The Redskins have officially announced that Adam Carriker has re-signed with the team after being a free agent and that Kory Lichtensteiger has signed his restricted free agent tender.
Carriker was not a free agent for long. Reports of him agreeing to terms with the Redskins started to come in about an hour after free agency started. Carriker himself confirmed that timeline when he blogged about his free agency "experience" last week.
Lichtensteiger started five games at left guard for the Redskins before a knee injury knocked him out for the season.
The team's press release follows:
ASHBURN, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have re-signed unrestricted free agent defensive end Adam Carriker and restricted free agent guard Kory Lichtensteiger. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Carriker, 27, returns for his third season with the Redskins and his sixth overall in the NFL in 2012. He has played in 63 career games, with 57 starts, and registered 188 tackles, nine sacks and three forced fumbles.
In 2011, Carriker’s 5.5 sacks surpassed the 3.5 sacks he amassed in his first four seasons in the NFL.
Prior to joining the Redskins in 2010, Carriker played for the St. Louis Rams, who selected him in the first round (13th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played collegiately at Nebraska, where he was an All-Big 12 first team selection following both his junior and senior years.
Lichtensteiger, 26, played in five games in 2011, starting all five at left guard before being placed on the Reserve/Injured list with a knee injury. Lichtensteiger has appeared in 37 career games with 19 starts in three seasons of NFL service.