WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Jason Hatcher was announced as the newest member of the Washington Redskins on Friday.
Hatcher, 31, joins the Redskins – reportedly for 4 years, $27.5 million — after eight seasons with the Cowboys, who drafted him 92nd overall (3rd round) in 2006.
“They blew the doors off; kind of got me in my price range that I was looking for,” Hatcher told reporters, noting it wasn’t so much about the money, as it was the respect the Redskins showed for him.
After spending his first five seasons coming off the bench, Hatcher registered 120 tackles, 19.5 sacks and 3 forced fumbles over the last three years.
“It was a hurtful process to sit behind guys for five years,” he said. “But it makes sense to me now. I’m 31, and I’m at my prime and I’m in a great organization, and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to go out here and win a Super Bowl.”
2013 was Hatcher’s best season by far – he had 41 combined tackles, 11 sacks and 2 forced fumbles.
“I’m just surprised I’m here,” Hatcher said. “I didn’t think Washington was gonna treat me the way they did, and I’m very happy they did. I’m gonna go out there and work my butt off for them.”
Hatcher said he remained in contact with Robert Griffin III and DeAngelo Hall throughout the free agency process.
Follow this link to Redskins.com if you want to see what Hatcher sacking Tony Romo looks like.