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Redskins sign ex-Bears linebacker Pernell McPhee

March 26, 2018
FILE - This Nov. 9, 2015 file photo shows Chicago Bears outside linebacker Pernell McPhee celebrating with fans after defeating the San Diego Chargers in an NFL football game in San Diego. The Washington Redskins have signed McPhee. The team announced the deal Monday, March 26, 2018. McPhee spent the past three seasons with the Chicago Bears. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, file)
FILE - This Nov. 9, 2015 file photo shows Chicago Bears outside linebacker Pernell McPhee celebrating with fans after defeating the San Diego Chargers in an NFL football game in San Diego. The Washington Redskins have signed McPhee. The team announced the deal Monday, March 26, 2018. McPhee spent the past three seasons with the Chicago Bears. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, file)

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have signed free-agent linebacker Pernell McPhee.

The team announced the deal Monday. McPhee spent the past three seasons with the Chicago Bears.

Knee and shoulder injuries limited McPhee to 22 games over the past two seasons. In 2017, McPhee had 21 tackles, four sacks and a forced fumble in 13 games.

McPhee has 182 tackles and 31 sacks in seven NFL seasons with the Bears and Baltimore Ravens. The 29-year-old Mississippi State product joins Ryan Kerrigan and Preston Smith in Washington’s rotation of outside linebackers.

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