Alexander Predicted Chris Wilson’s Return

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Yesterday afternoon, the Redskins officially announced the return of linebacker Chris Wilson, who had previously been with the team from 2007-10.

Wilson took to Twitter to announce the exciting news, fielding a warm welcome back from Redskins fans and media types:

Originally signed as undrafted free agent in 2007 out of the Canadian Football League, Wilson was a reserve defensive end and linebacker in Washington, earning his paychecks on special teams.  His versatility made him a valuable asset, and also gained him the mutual respect of fellow swingmen Lorenzo Alexander and Kedric Golston.

The three grew together in Washington, and gradually forged a friendship off the field.  When Wilson signed with the Philadelphia Eagles last fall, it was a major disappointment for Lorenzo Alexander, who continued to campaign for his friend’s return.

After London Fletcher was re-signed last week, Alexander prophetically tweeted about getting the whole band back together in Washington:

Wish granted.

Alexander celebrated Wilson’s signing yesterday with a simple, celebratory tweet:

That makes Lorenzo Alexander three-for-three in terms of players that he campaigned for re-signing with the team.  Did Alexander’s efforts made a difference in personnel decisions?  I doubt it, but I’m sure it didn’t hurt.

Congratulations to Chris, congratulations to Lorenzo, and kudos to the front office for another solid offseason addition.  Let’s celebrate with a throwback Chris Wilson song (around the 4:20 mark):

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