Fox back in the league

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Safety Vernon Fox, whose inadequacies as the fill-in starter late in 2006, prompted the Redskins to draft LaRon Landry sixth overall in 2007, has re-signed with Denver.

Fox, a career special-teamer, was thrust into the lineup when the over-the-hill Troy Vincent got hurt in November 2006. Vincent, who had been signed off the street that season, was only playing next to Sean Taylor because Adam Archuleta, on whom the Redskins foolishly showered millions while letting Ryan Clark sign with Pittsburgh, bombed worse than “Ishtar.”

Fox, 30 stuck as a backup to rookie Landry in 2007 before moving on to Denver last year. He had been out of the league since being cut by the Broncos this summer.

— David Elfin

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David Elfin

David Elfin

David Elfin has been following Washington-area sports teams since the late 1960s. David began his journalism career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., history) and Syracuse University (M.S., telecommunications). He wrote for the Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Post-Standard (Syracuse) and The Washington Post before coming to The Washington Times in 1986. He has covered colleges, the Orioles ...

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