The Redskins have re-signed inside linebacker Rocky McIntosh to a one-year deal, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
The club seemed willing to let McIntosh seek a long-term deal with another team after a bumpy transition from weak-side linebacker in the 4-3 alignment, but the sides ultimately settled on a short-term commitment.
McIntosh, 28, had 73 solo tackles and two sacks last season. The 2006 second-round pick has started all but three games for the Redskins over the last four seasons.
Second-year player Perry Riley has practiced with the first string defense during training camp so far, and Redskins coaches could keep Riley at the top of the depth chart if their determination to get younger extends to the linebacker position.
McIntosh also was a core member of the kick coverage team, and several key special teamers have re-signed in the last few days, including safety Reed Doughty, defensive lineman Kedric Golston and linebacker Horatio Blades.