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Redskins sign kicker Rayner as training-camp competition for Suisham

ASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Redskins signed kicker Dave Rayner on Wednesday, giving incumbent Shaun Suisham a possible competitor during training camp.

Rayner has played for five NFL teams in four seasons since being picked by the Indianapolis Colts in the sixth round of the 2005 draft out of Michigan State. His best season came with the Green Bay Packers in 2006, when he made 26 of 35 field-goal attempts.

Last season, Rayner spent two games on the Cincinnati Bengals' roster while regular kicker Shayne Graham was injured. Rayner made his only field-goal attempt, a 26-yarder, with the Bengals.

Rayner also has played for the Kansas City Chiefs and San Diego Chargers.

Suisham started well last year but struggled late in the season. He made 26 of 36 field-goal attempts, the worst accuracy rate among kickers with more than 10 tries.

The Redskins also signed running back-kick returner Dominique Dorsey, who spent the last three years in the Canadian Football League. He was chosen the league's most outstanding special teams player in 2008.

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