The Washington Times - June 12, 2008, 05:10PM

Safety Chris Horton, a seventh-rounder, became the first of Washington’s 10 draft picks to sign when he agreed to a three-year deal that includes a $36,000 signing bonus.

UCLA’s top tackler in 2006 and No. 2 in 2007, Horton will compete with veteran special-teamer Vernon Fox and sixth-round pick Kareem Moore for the fourth safety spot behind returning starters LaRon Landry and Reed Doughty and former Oakland starter Stuart Schweigert.

SEE RELATED:


Patrick Ghee, who played at Wake Forest, is also on the roster at safety. The Redskins made room for Horton on their 80-man list of signed players by releasing former Virginia Tech safety Justin Hamilton.

David Elfin