Redskins sign Sean Ryan Posted by Michael David Smith on March 11, 2010 8:19 AM ET In an off-season when many expected them to break the bank, the Washington Redskins have once again made a small-time free agent signing that demonstrates they're going to be fiscally conservative this year. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Washington has signed former Chiefs tight end Sean Ryan to a one-year contract. As Schefter points out, in the first week of free agency the Redskins have now signed two players, Ryan and offensive lineman Artis Hicks. So much for Dan Snyder going hog wild in an uncapped year. Ryan is a 29-year-old veteran who bounced around the league as a backup with the Cowboys, Jets, Dolphins, Saints and 49ers from 2004 to 2008. In 2009 he signed with the Chiefs and had his best season, starting eight games and catching 14 passes for 135 yards and two touchdowns.