The Washington Times - April 10, 2013, 02:39PM

Redskins nose tackle Chris Baker signed his restricted free agent tender on Thursday, finalizing the one-year, $1.32 million offer with which the team protected his rights last month. He and the team tweeted pictures of him signing the contract.

When the Redskins tendered Baker last month, they secured the right to match any other team’s offer to him. His return to the Redskins was a virtual certainty, though, because the tendered salary was high for an undrafted player with only 16 games of experience since entering the league in 2009.


Washington would not have received any draft pick compensation if it didn’t match another team’s offer sheet. Baker had until April 19 to sign the tender.

Baker, 25, had 26 tackles and one tackle for a loss last season. He played in the final 14 regular season games and the playoff game in his first season with the team.

Behind starting nose tackle Barry Cofield, the Redskins also have veteran free agent Ron Brace, who signed last month, and third-year pro Chris Neild, who missed all of last season with a torn ACL in his left knee. Baker has played some defensive end in the past.