Skins Sign Ex-Cowboy Godfrey

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ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - The Washington Redskins signed veteran
linebacker Randall Godfrey today and released versatile linebacker
Lemar Marshall.
Godfrey has played for Dallas, Tennessee, Seattle and San Diego
over 11 NFL seasons. He spent the last three years with the
Chargers, who opted to not re-sign him this offseason after calf
and hamstring injuries hampered him late in 2006.
The Redskins are looking for help at linebacker after Marcus
Washington dislocated his right elbow in Saturday's preseason game
against Pittsburgh. He's expected to be sidelined at least a couple
of weeks, leaving his status for the September 9th season opener
Godfrey replaces Marshall, an undrafted player who bounced from
team to team before signing with the Redskins in 2001. He worked
his way into a starting role in 2004 and in 2005 anchored the
middle of the defense as the Redskins made the playoffs for the
first time in six years. But his play regressed last year, in part
because of knee and ankle injuries. He lost his starting job when
London Fletcher signed as a free agent this offseason but had been
expected to remain on the team as a reserve.