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.
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