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WR Dyson signs with Redskins

ASHBURN, Va. (June 6, 2005) -- Wide receiver Kevin Dyson signed with the Washington Redskins in hopes of returning to the NFL after playing in just one regular-season game since the end of the 2002 season.

Dyson had 178 receptions for 2,325 yards and 18 touchdowns in parts of six seasons with the Tennessee Titans and Carolina Panthers.

The 6-foot-2, 212-pound Dyson has played in 59 games, making 54 starts.

He played his first five seasons with the Titans, helping them reach the Super Bowl after the 1999 season. He scored the "Music City Miracle" touchdown in a playoff game against Buffalo, and was tackled at the 1-yard line by the Rams' Mike Jones on the last play of that Super Bowl.

Dyson missed most of the next season after tearing knee ligaments during a collision in practice, then returned to action in 2001 with 54 catches and seven touchdowns.

He played in one game with Carolina in 2003, and was released before last season by San Diego.

The Redskins also announced that they promoted Eric Schaffer to director of football administration, in charge of making sure the team meets NFL personnel and salary-cap rules. Schaffer was the Redskins' salary cap manager and contract negotiator.

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