Evans signs with49ers

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The Redskins lost their first free agent of 2009 when defensive end Demetric Evans agreed to a 2-year, $3.8 million contract with the 49ers tonight.

Evans 29, started a career-high 11 games for the Redskins in 2008, his fifth season in Washington. His departure following the release of fellow end Jason Taylor on Monday raises the likelihood that the Redskins will re-sign Phillip Daniels, whose contract they voided last week.

Daniels, who turned 36 today, was a 4-year starter until tearing two knee ligaments on the opening snap of training camp last July. Evans and Taylor assumed Daniels’ duties during his absence.

— 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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